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Visual Arts

Organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Fri, Jun 12, 7:00 PM

Members get a premiere performance and the first look at YBCA's...

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 to Mon, Oct 31, 2016

LED lights create a light show in a state of perpetual flux....

Fri, Feb 13, 2015 to Sun, May 24, 2015

An exhibition about the cultural migration of food....

Performing Arts

Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Sat, May 30, 7:00 PM

Featuring Grammy nominated special guest Patrice Rushen as she performs with...

Sat, Jun 13, 5:30 PM

An intimate celebration and performance to honor the work we’ve done over...

Sun, Jun 21, 5:00 PM

95 Rituals honors the work of choreographer Anna Halprin at 95, with...

Film and Video

Lenny Cooke by Josh and Benny Safdie, Courtesy Shop Korn Productions

Sun, May 24, 2:00 PM

"the Death of a Salesman of sports documentaries"

Thu, May 21, 7:30 PM | Sun, May 24, 4:30 PM

The story of two dogs who escape from an animal research lab....

Fri, May 29, 7:30 PM

A poet/musician trapped in a camcorder.

Community Engagement

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Thu, May 28, 6:00 PM

A traveling Shakespearean theatre company after the apocalypse. 

Fri, Jun 12, 6:30 PM

We’ll dine with co-curator Philbert Ortiz Dy in conversation with the co-...

Thu, Jun 18, 4:00 PM

Come to YBCA’s June ConVerge ready to work out your body and...


Besides being a presenter of contemporary art in the major discipline areas above, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a site for innovation in placing arts in the center of community life. As a nationally-recognized leader in piloting and fostering new ideas in connecting audiences and arts programing, YBCA's special initiatives include facilitating culturally-relevant work by artists in their own home communities, providing youth with opportunities to receive arts training and leadership development, and creating unique experiences and access to YBCA's full calendar of programs for adults seeking more art in their lives.