On view

The museum is currently between exhibitions
Open research hours Wed.-Thu. 1-5pm and by appointment

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Oct 5: Premiere Screening

Mia - A Dancer's Journey

Join us on October 5 for the premiere screening of the LA Area Emmy-winning movie about legendary ballerina Mia Slavenska at the Kanbar Theater, Jewish Community Center for the kick-off event of the San Francisco Dance Film Festival! Event co-presented by San Francisco Ballet and Museum of Performance + Design.

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NEW! Online Exhibit

Leonid Yakobson Digital Archive

Developed by Janice Ross and Ljubisa Matic in partnership with the 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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65 years of collecting have
 established MP+D as the largest
 archive of its kind in the nation 





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.




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893B Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94107 415.255.4800 info@mpdsf.org


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