Museum of Performance and Design

893B Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

415-255-4800

The Museum collects and makes accessible materials about theperforming arts, with a special emphasis on documenting and preserving the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich and diverse performing arts heritage from the Gold Rush to the present. The museum produces public and educational programs, provides library services to researchers, and conservation and archival services to performing arts institutions.T

he Museum's collection includes personal papers of prominent artists, original costumes and design renderings, audio-visual recordings of live performances, original artwork, other artifacts and ephemera. The Museum also serves as the official archives for many local performing arts organizations including the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, Stern Grove Festival, and the the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

Mission :

The mission of the Museum of Performance and Design is to preserve the history of the performing arts in the Bay Area and promote their live and theatrical qualities. The Museum archives, collects and interprets materials, information and experiences that are locally connected and broadly relevant. By providing dynamic opportunities to diverse audiences, MP and D supports and cultivates engagement, participation and innovation in the performing arts.

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