Culture for Community in Yerba Buena

Culture for Community in Yerba Buena
February 20, 2020 – February 21, 2020 all-day

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Nine Cultural Organizations in the Yerba Buena partner for Culture for Community

See more here. 

Participating Institutions

  1. 111 Minna Gallery
    111 Minna Street

  2. California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    Programs  Explore our current exhibitions, join for a docent-led tour at 4PM, and stay for the Curator Swap.

  3. Children’s Creativity Museum
    221 Fourth Street, offering free Carousel rides 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    See more here

  4. Contemporary Jewish Museum
    736 Mission Street
    Open free from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm with special evening programming

  5. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
    585 Mission Street with open mic night

    151 Third Street, RSVP here
    10:00 am to 9:00 pm

  7. SF Travel Visitor Center
    749 Howard Street, info center on what is going on
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  8. SF Camera Work
    1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor
    11:00 am to 6:00 PM

  9. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    701 Mission Street, find more here
    Open free from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Culture for Community Free Day on February 20 Celebrates Black History Month

This year’s first Culture for Community gathering on February 20 focuses on the theme of Black History Month. A unique partnership of Yerba Buena neighborhood arts and cultural organizations, Culture for Community  presents thematic Free Days. The Culture for Community collaboration showcases the Yerba Buena arts district as one of the city’s premiere destinations and increases accessibility to the neighborhood’s rich cultural offerings. Each Free Day focuses on a theme that resonates with the unique perspectives of the Bay Area community. On February 20, participating organizations will present exhibitions and programming that focuses on the importance of African American art, culture, history, and community. It offers a full day of museum and gallery hopping in the Yerba Buena neighborhood, with each Culture for Community partner hosting special events and activities and open for free throughout the day. 

Select offerings are listed below:

  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum and Night at the Jewseum celebrate Black History Month with a curator swap, featuring MoAD curator Elizabeth Gessel discussing the history of the Berkeley Tigers, a Levi’s®-clad, East Bay African American motorcycle club; Bartertown gameplay with Urban Works Agency; and the Nathan Clevenger Quartet performing a tribute to the poet and musician David Berkman.

  • MoAD celebrates the importance of living history with an evening of spoken word and playback theater by amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area and in partnership with the Neighborly Project; featured artists will include shah noor and Ryanaustin Dennis.

  • SF Camerawork presents the exhibition Jamil Hellu: Together, a survey of works by Jamil Hellu, who, for the last decade, has developed a distinct visual vocabulary addressing the intersections of cultural lineages and queerness.

  • SFMOMA presents a day of exhibitions and events, from vibrant, moving portraits by photographer Dawoud Bey, to screenings of films by Nicole Miller and Rashaad Newsome, to hourly gallery tours — plus a family story time hosted by the San Francisco Public Library. Celebrate Black History Month, relax in the airy galleries or take in the largest Living Wall in the U.S.

For more information and to see the full list of participating organizations, please visit

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