Public Programs

Twilight Tour


Thursday, March 30, 2017


Enjoy the House after sunset, and watch the evening light dance on the walls. Bring a friend or contemplate the House alone in this casual open-house format with Artist Guides on hand to answer your questions and engage in conversation.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; Open-house platform until 9 p.m.


$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors.

Limited capacity, advance tickets recommended.

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Place as Process: An Evening with Virginia Overton


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Doors at 7:00 pm; enjoy the House before program begins at 7:30 p.m.


Join us for a talk with New York based artist Virginia Overton as she discusses working in a site-specific manner, the consideration of materials, and artworks that were made for the exhibition The Disagreeable Object.


The night will include a tasting of Overton’s sculpture Untitled (Ham, Chandelier), which is a cured Mangalitsa ham from her sister’s Wedge Oak Farm in Lebenon, Tennessee. The ham was previously shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art from June 10–September 25, 2016 and is now installed in the dining room of the House.


Overton is the first invited artist for the Visiting Artist Series, a program that establishes a dialog between the visiting artist and the David Ireland House, including The 500 Capp Street Foundation’s archive of Ireland’s artwork and ephemera.


Place as Process program: a lecture series that brings artists, curators, and scholars from around the country to discuss their work and connect Ireland’s art with the broader world of contemporary art practice.


$30 General Admission., $20 senior and students.

Space is limited, advance tickets required.

For inquiries, please email or call (415) 872-9240

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nothing doesn’t happen

Richard T. Walker

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7 – 9 p.m.


Join us for our next LET’S GET WEIRD! This fun night is an audio/visual program activated throughout the entire David Ireland House, co-organized by the Foundation’s curatorial team, Diego Villalobos and Bob Linder. The idea for the event is rooted in Ireland’s legacy as an active member of the Bay Area arts community and as a frequent host to events like this at his 500 Capp Street home.


April’s LET’S GET WEIRD! includes our current exhibition, The Disagreeable Object with work from our newly launched Visiting Artist Series. Virginia Overton is our first visiting artist, and she has made site-specific work for The  Garage rooftop and inside the House.


LET’S GET WEIRD! creates an atmosphere for conversation and engagement among local art enthusiasts and practitioners with different curated video, music and performance alongside a guest bartender.


Tickets go on sale March 31.

For inquiries, please email

Other Related Happenings

Our cultural partners are frequently doing great things that highlight or include

the work and legacy of David Ireland in exhibitions and programs beyond 500 Capp Street.

Stay tuned for more information as those things develop.