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.

The Earth Touching Buddha: The Moment of Enlightenment for David Ireland

David Ireland’s 1974 travel itinerary

A new Cabinet Article by Kelly Velasco.

The Return of Broom Collection with Boom

Photo by Henrik Kam

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

Archival Update

Photo by Henrik Kam

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.

A Break from Tours this May

Photo By Tom Marioni

500 Capp Street will be closed for the month of May as we prepare the house for an upcoming exhibition, and give our staff much needed time to research, organize, make repairs and work on projects. We value the internal workings needed by our staff to stay nurtured and inspired. We will re-open June 3rd, 2023. Until then!

Welcome to our interim executive director, Jennifer Rissler!

Photo by Geloy Concepcion

500 Capp Street welcomes Jennifer Rissler as our interim executive director!

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.