Intersection for the Arts

925 Mission Street, San Francisco , CA
415 6262787
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Intersection for the Arts is San Francisco's oldest alternative art space (est. 1965) and has a long history of presenting new and experimental work in the fields of literature, theater, music, dance and the visual arts, and also in nurturing and supporting the Bay Area's cultural community through service, technical support, and mentorship programs. Intersection provides a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists, and audiences can intersect one another.

Main Office Phone: 415.626.2787


  • The Bodies Are Back

    A Challenge to Cheesecake
    02/19/2010 by Ann Taylor

    The Bodies Are Back is shocking, challenging, confusing, compelling, and more....  More »

  • Taraneh Hemami: Most Wanted

    Open for Interpretation
    05/17/2007 by Nirmala Nataraj

    Walking up the stairs to the Intersection for the Arts gallery, potential spectators might be somewhat bewildered at the sight that greets them; coating the steps is a sheet of white felt, covered wit...  More »

  • Paper Bullets: A War of Words at Intersection for the Arts

    The Sheer Force of Language
    09/01/2006 by amy gelbach

    Chicken Little, that famous Bulrovian fairy-tale bird, knew what she was talking about when she ran around telling everyone that the sky was falling. When things fall from the sky it usually means som...  More »

  • Disrupted at Intersection for the Arts

    War and the Persistence of Memory
    06/01/2006 by Nirmala Nataraj

    By now, the rupture between history and its present depiction is par for the course in contemporary art -- but Binh Danh and Elizabeth Moy go at it one further in their haunting menagerie of images cu...  More »

  • Haze at Intersection for the Arts

    A Fresh Rejoinder to Experimental Drama
    04/20/2006 by Nirmala Nataraj

    The stage is dark and the atonal rhythms of a mildly eerie soundscape float out to the audience before a wash of light spatters, turn by turn, four performers slumped against the walls, who each utter...  More »

  • Battle Emblems at Intersection

    The Logo is Mightier than the Sword
    02/17/2006 by Clifton Lemon

    This compact exhibit of graphic arts explores the political agendas of American social activist movements and the potent symbols used to convey their underlying messages. The historical range of these...  More »

  • Life Cycle Analysis

    Discarded Treasures
    03/11/2005 by Nirmala Nataraj

    If ever the adage "One man's trash is another man's treasure" were true, it's absolutely exemplified in the latest exhibit at the Intersection for the Arts. "Life Cycle Analysis", on exhibit through A...  More »

  • Ala Ebtekar: Elemental

    Strangers in a Strange Land
    07/23/2004 by SFS Staff

    White powdery footprints, detailed with an intricate Persian flower motif, mark the way up Intersection's black stairs and into the gallery, which has been transformed into a liminal locale - a tradit...  More »

  • Sacrament!

    Strangers in a Strange Land
    06/18/2004 by Nirmala Nataraj

    You've got to hand it to Dave Eggers. The internationally acclaimed memoirist, novelist, and publisher has managed to transcend criticisms of being self-indulgent and solipsistic. A simple rule of thu...  More »

  • Beautiful Ugly Violence

    The Brutality of the Everyday
    04/16/2004 by SFS Staff

    Beautiful Ugly Violence, Margaret Harrison's newest body of work, is the result of her recent residence and collaboration with Intersection for the Arts and is on display through May 8. A pio...  More »

  • The Multiplication of Bread: A Miracle of Loaves and Fishiness

    The Multiplication of Bread
    03/02/2002 by SFS Staff

    A tract of Afghani countryside is spread across the floor: sand and rocks, and scattered dwellings made from the same materials. Here and there, the sand is brushed away, and one can make out the eleg...  More »

  • Mission Indians: A new play by Greg Sarris

    By Sharon Maidenberg
    03/02/2001 by SFS Staff

    When you enter the performance space at Intersection for the Arts, you are immediately welcomed by the spiritual experience you're about to experience with Campo Santo's Mission Indians. Written by Gr...  More »

  • Media Punishment: At Intersection For The Arts

    By Charyn Pfeuffer
    03/02/2001 by SFS Staff

    Victor Cartagena's exhibition Media Punishment is the artist's reaction to the ongoing national debate about capital punishment and the recent media frenzy on the issue via the trial and execution of ...  More »