YBCA – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is a renowned center for contemporary arts and culture in San Francisco, California.
The center was opened in 1993 in Yerba Buena Gardens, in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood, close to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Moscone Center.
The museum is currently composed of two interconnected buildings: the YBCA Forum – which houses the center’s main lobby, temporary exhibition spaces, workshops, and a conference room; and the 755-seat YBCA Theater. The Forum was designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, while the Theater by American architect James Polshek.
YBCA, photos by Roger Jones
Widely considered one of the most lively and popular art centers in the United States, the Yerba Buena Center hosts events of various types; from temporary exhibitions of visual arts to dance performances, from conferences to music concerts; from site-specific installations to film screenings.
The center is also well-known by the general public for being one of Apple Inc.’s favorite venues for product launches.
YBCA, Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibition, 2009, installation view, photo by Jeremy Zilar
Dissident Futures exhibition, 2013, installation view, photo by Nicholas Nova
Brain Activity exhibition, 2012, David Shrigley, Untitled, photo by Bit Boy
Song Dong: Dad and Mom, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well, 2011, installation view, photo by PunkToad
Cover image by Roger Jones
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