500 Capp Street
a portal to what’s possible and imaginable!

500 Capp Street’s mission is to encourage artistic experimentation, support new modes of living, and build community— just as David Ireland did during his lifetime.


2022- A Remarkable Year

Read about 2022 and contribute to 500 Capp Street in this season of giving to ensure free admission for 2023 and beyond.

As Above So Below

December 3 – February 25, 2023

Sherwin Rio’s exhibition is a site-specific and research based with sculptures, installation and sound exploring ideas of boundlessness, atemporality and exposure. More info here

A “Suite of Daze” by William T. Wiley

” A Suite of Daze” by William T. Wiley, is on view in conversation with David Ireland and Michael Zheng.

Archival Update

An update on the work we are doing to acknowledge, question, and decolonize aspects of our archive, beginning with a study of the dining room at The David Ireland House.

Upcoming: Ann Hamilton at 500 Capp Street

February 11 – April 29, 2023

On the occasion of Headlands Center for the Arts’ 40th anniversary in 2022, Headlands joins 500 Capp Street for a project featuring Ann Hamilton.

Welcome to our new research resident, Sherwin Rio

On November 18th, we welcome bicoastal interdisciplinary artist Sherwin Rio to participate in a research Residency. Rio splits his time between San Francisco and New York. To know more about his practice, here’s a link to his website.

The Return of Broom Collection with Boom

One of David Ireland’s most recognized assemblage pieces, Broom Collection with Boom, is back on view in the House


What We’re Up To

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David Ireland

1930 – 2009

American artist David Ireland is admired internationally for a diverse body of work concerned with the beauty inherent in everyday things and the making of art as a part of daily life.

The David Ireland House

David Ireland’s residence at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco’s Mission District is widely considered the centerpiece of his prolific career.