July 31, 2018

San Francisco: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


San Francisco

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  701 Mission St./3rd St.  Fee.  This innovative contemporary arts  center presents art shows and live entertainment emphasizing the diverse artists and communities of the region.  The idea is to teach about the urban environment and display art for social change.  The center has two large galleries on the first floor and another smaller one on the second floor.

stairway at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California
stairway at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California


The current show, “Futurefarmers Out of Place, In Place” runs through August 12, 2018.  The exhibit brochure declares, “Futurefarmers is an international collective of artists, activists, researchers, farmers, and architects who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political, and environmental organization of space.”  They are not the Future Farmers I thought of--kids who display their farm animals at county fairs and grow up to be farmers.

“Futurefarmers Out of Place, In Place” show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California
“Futurefarmers Out of Place, In Place” show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California


“Futurefarmers Out of Place, In Place” show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California
“Futurefarmers Out of Place, In Place” show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California


The next show, “Bay Area Now 8,” runs September 7, 2018 through March 24, 2019.  It is the only exhibit of regional artists in Northern California, and this is the first time it includes the work of architects and designers.  A gallery representative says, “We get out of the way and let the artists shine.”





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