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“awesome setting -- the park alone is worth the trip”

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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Owner description: City-owned performing arts center offering facilities for a variety of acts, both indoors and outside.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is across the street from SFMOMA. The park is a lovely oasis of calm in the heart of the city. In the park there is an awesome fountain/sculpture honoring Dr. Martin Luther King: the viewer walks underneath a pounding waterfall and as they walk they read King's words of his vision for the time when justice rains down on us like a mighty waterfall. It is one of the best-done memorials to a visionary leader I have ever seen. Walking along, hearing the pounding water fountain, even getting a faint spray of water, and reading his powerful words is a powerful experience.

The Yerba Buena Art Museum is, in my humble opinion, uneven. It seems to have no permanent collection and in experienced curators. Or maybe it's mission is to focus on obscure, unknown, hopefully-emergent artists who are not yet doing truly museum quality work? It's always interesting to go in but with so much great stuff to do in SF, altho I am often right there, I usually skip the museum.

It's a great spot in the city, tho. If you don't know it, check it out, esp. the Martin Luther King memorial.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

A quiteful place to walk by, specially on summy days, theres a lot of caffes and museums close by that you can visit. Afterwords you can go to the moma...

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Yerba Buena CFA is right in the middle of a tourist wonderland (MOMA & Metreon are w/in 1 block), but you'd never know it! Once you enter, you feel more like you are in a semi-private art gallery, with a rotating selection of unique exhibits. The exhibits span nearly every genre, with a general emphasis on technology, but it is really very accessible. If the line at MOMA is too long, sneak over to YBCFA. You won't be sorry!

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Reviewed July 18, 2016
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Reviewed October 19, 2015
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