THE 500 CAPP STREET FOUNDATION
Mike Kelley (2018-19)
Mission District: 500 Capp St. (View Map)
The mission of The 500 Capp Street Foundation is to honor David Ireland’s legacy by providing visitors the opportunity to experience The David Ireland House and immerse themselves in a 360-degree portrait of one of the West Coast’s most important practitioners of conceptual and installation art. In the spirit of Ireland—who actively curated the house and frequently opened it to visitors—the Foundation conducts artist-led public tours, presents a dynamic program of exhibitions and public events, maintains a permanent archive of the artist’s extant body of work, and hosts visiting artists from around the world.
Organized in collaboration with the foundation’s curators and invited artists from across the globe and diverse artistic disciplines, three thematic exhibitions per year highlight changing selections of work from the Foundation’s extensive 3,000-piece collection of Ireland’s art and archival materials. Programming takes place in two spaces inside the House: the primary exhibition space of the home, comprising the two main floors of Ireland’s living quarters including the Accordion Shop, a room used by the home’s previous owner, Mr. Greub, for his accordion-making business.
Best Viewing: Guided tours, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Self-guided tours Saturday 12 - 5 p.m.