Yerba Buena Art Walk

A Celebration of Aztec Traditions

In partnership with The Mexican Museum, Yerba Buena Art Walk, and Yerba Buena Night 2016

Join us for an afternoon of joyful engagement around a traditional live performance by Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum presented in partnership with The Mexican Museum.




Project launch

Preserving San Francisco 20th c. Musical Landscape

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts

Preserving San Francisco's 20th c. Musical Landscape is an archival/engagement project that will preserve and make accessible for broad public access 234 linear feet of materials from five major 20th c. musical archives.


Online Resources


Located in San Francisco, the Museum of Performance + Design (MP+D) is the only independent, non-profit art organization in the United States devoted to the history
of the performing arts and theatrical design. 

Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley, a dancer and designer with San Francisco Ballet, the organization was long known as the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM) until it changed its name to Museum of Performance + Design in 2007. MP+D has served the arts community for over sixty-five years as a cultural resource and an archive for some of our nation's most important performance related materials.

It manages a rare collection of 3.5M items on the
history of performances in San Francisco and the Bay Area and hosts public programs onsite and online. MP+D recently moved from the Veterans Building in the Civic Center to a creative loft space in SOMA in the Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood.