Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA is reimagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves.
We believe that culture is an essential catalyst for change. Therefore, it's the responsibility of arts institutions to spur and support societal movement. Our mission is to generate culture that moves people.
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