The Museum of Performance & Design (MPD)

893B Folsom Street, San Francisco , CA
+1 415.741.3531
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The Museum of Performance & Design (MPD), formerly the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, is the first museum in the country dedicated exclusively to the performing arts and theatrical design. The Museum's mission is to educate people of all ages about the impact and value of the performing arts in their lives through exhibitions, programming, and research. In addition the Museum collects, preserves, and makes accessible performance and design materials that reflect our diverse culture.

Located in the Veterans Building in San Francisco' Civic Center, the organization continues to collect, preserve, and make available to the public – free of charge – its collection of 3.5 million items and programs documenting the diverse cultural legacy of the performing arts in California and beyond, including an extensive collection oforal histories of performing artists from various disciplines.

The Museum's extraordinary exhibitions, educational services, and outstanding artistic programs reach more than 200,000 youth and adults every year.



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  • Sat 15 5pm Traditional Aztec dance and drums live @mpdsf 893B Folsom with @sfmexicanmuseum Join us! #YerbaBuenaArtWalk
  • RT @bayareaemp: Thanks to everyone who made it out to #MuseumsHeal, to our incredible presenters/facilitators, and once again to @mpdsf for…