Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley (1926 - 1983), a dancer and designer with San Francisco Ballet, the Museum of Performance + Design was incorporated and established as a charitable organization in 1976. Seventy years of collecting has made MP+D a prominent living record of the history of the performing arts in the Bay Area and beyond. It aims to share artistic and humanistic values through a dynamic stewardship of its 3.5M-item collection and an innovative approach to public humanities.
Accessing the collection
Open research hours are Wed. & Thu. 1 - 5pm
For other days and time please contact:
Kirsten Tanaka, Head Librarian email@example.com
exhibitions & tours
an audio tour by warren-crow+warren-crow
Wed. - Fri., 12:30pm - 5:30pm
$5 / per headset
Opera and costume Designs
Through June 2018
War Memorial Opera House, Lower Lounge Cafe
Accessible with performance ticket
Group tours of the archive
Starting at $7.50/per person, 5 persons min.
News & Updates