The mission of the Museum of Performance + Design is to keep the unfolding history of the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area alive. We collect, preserve, and make accessible materials on performance and theater design to support learning, appreciation, and creativity within a world-wide community of artists, researchers, and the general public.

Board of Trustees 

Pattie Lawton, President

William S. Eddelman, Vice President

Jessica MacDermid, Secretary

Mark Oliver

Bruce Walker



Kirsten Tanaka, Director of Collections

Supriya Wronkiewicz, San Francisco Ballet Archivist/Project Archivist




Tonyana Borkovi, Renu Cappelli, Michael Hunter, Katherine Mezur, Derek Philips, Ryan Tacata, Heather and Seth Warren-Crow




The Collected Works, Kara Davis/Project Agora, Latifa Medjdoub, Yula Paluy, Derek Philips, Giulia Vittori, Alessio Silvestrin, warren-crow+warren-crow




The Museum of Performance + Design is supported in part by


Anonymous, The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation Inc., The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Delia F. Ehrlich Administrative Trust, Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, John & Marcia Goldman Philanthropic Fund, Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund, Grants For The Arts/Hotel Tax Fund, Landis/Dowdall Fund, Voluntary Tax Contribution Funds, National Endowment for the Arts, Gilmore Stone Charitable Trust, Zellerbach Family Foundation






Russell Hartley Society

Mr. and Mrs. Joachim Bechtle, William Eddelman, Elyse Eng, Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Gans, Stanlee Gatti. Mr. and Ms. John Goldman, Ambassador James C. Hormel, Lucy Jewett, Mr. Herbert B. Kennedy, Pattie Lawton, Mary Lester, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mauze, Nion McEvoy, Latifa Medjdoub and Brant Downes, Mary Miner, Diana Nelson and John Atwater, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newman, Mark Oliver, Joyce Reitman and Joe Drummond, Mr. Barrett Shaver, Roselyne Swig, Mr. & Mrs. Yosh Tanaka, Stephanie Tanaka & Jay Plano, Richard Thalheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Walker, Diane B. Wilsey


Community Partners

Brava! for Women in the Arts


Business Partners


Fort Docs

Iron Mountain

Metropolitan Van and Storage


Website images: Collection of the Museum of Performance + Design; Home: Ira Nowinski; Visit, Events: Jamie Lyons; Store: Tonyana Borkovi