Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

701 Mission Street, San Francisco , CA
+1 415.978.2700
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Website
Indie, Fine Arts Museums, Mixed Media
Mon-Wed (closed)
Thu-Sat (12noon-8pm)
Sun (12noon-6pm)
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Can you imagine a whole new way to see? Is it possible to break old habits and discover a new perspective on art and the world? 

At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, we believe it’s not only possible, it’s essential. Ten years after our founding, the world is a vastly different place than the one that was here when this arts center emerged from the ground. A different world demands a different way of being in that world, and that’s the challenge we are taking up as we enter our second decade. 

We recognize that the ambiguity inherent in today’s world demands a creative response—no more business as usual. Inspired by the big ideas, we recognized that we needed to embrace atypical points of view, uncommon structures, diverse art forms. We would be multi-inter-intra-everything.



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  • The new podcast episode feels like walking through #RadicalPresence with two of your funny, art-smart best friends:
  • RT @deborahcullinan: Lovely tour of @ybca Radical Presence @PinetreePodcast Ladies, I"ll run for Mayor if you run the campaign. Hilarious! …
  • RT @YBCAYOU: Deadline to apply for @RecologySF artist residency is 9/1! Also, come join YBCA:YOU on a visit to the dump on 9/22…


  • Peer Pleasure 2 at YBCA

    Collaborative Art Makes Good
    11/22/2011 by Nirmala Nataraj

    Traditional gallery vestibules seem like appropriate settings for most fine art -- considering that even the most provocative works of our time have been subdued by the sterile, academic raison d'etre...  More »

  • The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies

    Independent Publishing Explored at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    11/22/2011 by Sarah Hromack

    As the second of four consecutive exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts highlighting the growing phenomenon of collaborative art making, The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic...  More »

  • TechnoCRAFT

    Blurring the Lines
    07/22/2010 by Stephanie Orma

    TechnoCRAFT offers a thought-provoking view on the relationship between consumer and designer....  More »