The live performing arts have the power to touch and transform audiences of all ages and walks of life.

People who are passionate about the performing arts know that a great performance has a life of its own. In the moment it touches us then feeds into our personal and collective memories. The Museum of Performance + Design aims to capture that magic and share it in ways that bring memorable moments into the present-vivid, engaging, surprising.

65 years of collecting have established MP+D as the largest of its kind in the nation

We are located in San Francisco SOMA, steps away from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum

6.18.15 Third Thursday in Yerba Buena
Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks

Exhibition stays opens until 7:30pm for Third Thursday in Yerba Buena.


6.20.15 Yerba Buena ARTWALK
Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks
Closing Party

Come and play with us! Theme-driven activities celebrate the closing of Sublimated Masks. Wear a Jean Genet Masks and play with us in disguise disrupting your outer reality and playing out your inner desires.

6.27.15 Performance/Concert
A performance of music and dance by Alessio Silvestrin
Preceded by FPS#14, a performance salon featuring performance artists from the Bay Area

Hailing from Japan, this alum of William Forsythe exposes different creative aspects in relation to the cycle of the year in a multi-faceted program. Preceding Silvetrin's performance/concert will be Franconia Performance Salon #14. 

NEW! Online Exhibit

Leonid Yakobson Digital Archive

Developed by Janice Ross and Ljubisa Matic in partnership the with Museum of Performance + Design in conjunction with the publication of Like A Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia by Janice Ross, Yale University Press

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