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Capturing 500 Capp Street On The Page

May has been a busy month for the 500 Capp Street Foundation. Not only is construction and restoration making great progress, but we have also had the privilege to celebrate another major milestone. UC Press has published a book titled 500 Capp Street: David Ireland’s House written by...

Exterior Restoration Commences

In the early 2013, 500 Capp Street underwent a mandatory abatement of its old leaden paint exterior. The iconic battleship gray was stripped and a bright white primer coated the building. Two years later, Phase II of the exterior restoration for 500 Capp Street is...

Meet 500 Capp Street’s Director of Curatorial Affairs

As we get closer to reopening David Ireland’s house at 500 Capp Street, we begin to think about how to effectively implement a lively and dynamic curatorial program. Because the 500 Capp Street Foundation manages nearly 3,000 objects of David’s work, it was important to...

Construction Update Week #34

Much of the construction at 500 Capp Street has been hidden from public view, but this will change in the coming weeks. With the plumbing and cement pour in the basement complete, our team is now beginning work on the new garage/exhibition/studio space. Additionally, work...

Van Gogh’s Ear

Next Monday will mark Vincent Van Gogh’s 162nd birthday. Considered now to be one of the most important painters within the post-impressionist movement, Van Gogh’s work has influenced generations of artists. While it would be a stretch to find connections in style between Van Gogh...