McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

Photo: Henrik Kam

Visit

Plan your visit to the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, located at the Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.

COVID-19 INFORMATION – LAST UPDATED MARCH 16

Updated: March 16, 2020

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts Galleries to Close Temporarily

Following recommendations from the CDC and public health officials to contain the spread of COVID-19, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ galleries are temporarily closed until further notice.

Though we firmly believe in art’s ability to inspire hope and solace in uncertain times, we believe this is the most responsible course of action for the safety of McEvoy Arts’ visitors, volunteers, staff, and the community at large. We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks to determine whether the closure will be extended and will update all of our available channels with new information as it becomes available. 

Our dedicated staff continues to work remotely to bring you programs and stories about McEvoy Arts and the themes and ideas embedded in the McEvoy Family Collection. Feel free to engage with us via our website, social media channels, and emails, where we’ll be sharing stories and media about the artists and curators who shape the conversation at McEvoy Arts so you can #MuseumFromHome. We hope our platforms may be a comforting online space for you in the days ahead.

If you have any questions as circumstances continue to develop, please feel free to contact us at info@mcevoyarts.org.

We remain committed to supporting all our guests and employees during this unprecedented time. We ask that all members of our community practice social distancing measures and follow guidelines set forth by health officials. We wish you and your loved ones the best of health during this critical time. Thank you for your continued support.

For additional information, please consult the California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City and County of San Francisco, and the World Health Organization.

Getting Here

McEvoy Arts is located at 1150 25th Street, Building B in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Enter the gated parking lot on 25th at the corner of Minnesota Street and continue to the Building B entrance at the end of the lot. We are nestled between two neighbor galleries — Altman Siegel and / (slash art).

Public Transit

McEvoy Arts is a short walk from the T/Third Street Muni light rail line, the #48 and #22 Muni bus lines, and the 22nd Street CalTrain Station.

Visit 511.org for detailed schedules and transit routes.

Parking

McEvoy Arts is near the US-101, Exit 432 and the I-280, Exit 55. Limited parking is available on the street and adjoining lot, and a paid lot is available at 901 Illinois Street. A bike rack is also available in the 1150 25th Street lot.

Visitor Experience Survey

Please take our visitor survey to let us know about your experience at McEvoy Arts.

BOX OFFICE AND EVENTS

Does McEvoy Arts charge admission?

Admission is free for exhibitions and many events. Discounted tickets are available for Students and Seniors with ID when tickets are required. Some programs may be free with registration but require a ticket. Tickets to all McEvoy Arts events can be reserved at mcevoyarts.eventbrite.com.

Advance and Walk-Up Tickets

Advance tickets are available at mcevoyarts.eventbrite.com. The box office opens 60 minutes prior to the event’s published start time for Will Call and walk-up sales. Doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to start time. The box office remains open for 15 minutes after the event has started. If available, walk-up tickets are sold at the General Admission price.

Seating

All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders should arrive 10 minutes prior to showtime to be guaranteed a seat.

Sold-out Events

In the case of sold-out events, a standby line will form for those without advance tickets. Standby tickets will be released on a first-come basis depending on how many seats are available after ticket holders are admitted.

All programs are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will be issued in the rare case of program cancellations.

ACCESSIBILITY

McEvoy Arts is committed to making its exhibitions, programs, website, and physical spaces accessible to all artists, audiences, and staff. McEvoy Arts strives to be a barrier-free location, and we welcome feedback on how to best welcome all of our diverse audience members. Please contact us at info@mcevoyarts.org or 415-580-7605 (relay calls welcome), if you have any questions, comments, or need additional accessibility information not provided below.

Gallery

There are no electric push buttons at the main entrance of McEvoy Arts or the restrooms, however, staff at the reception desk can be alerted if you need assistance opening the doors.

Wheelchairs

All public areas of McEvoy Arts are accessible for those who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices. McEvoy Arts strives to be a barrier-free location, with doorways, galleries, program spaces, restroom stalls, and sinks accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs or mobility devices. MFA has a manual wheelchair available for visitors to check out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Photo ID must be provided to check out a wheelchair, which you can ask for at the reception.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation

With four weeks advance notice, McEvoy Arts can provide ASL interpretation at no fee for public programs and guided tours. Please contact info@mcevoyarts.org to request ASL interpretation.

Large Print Label Booklets

Large Print Label booklets are available for each exhibition, as well as for select public programs for audiences who have low vision and for which reading the smaller font labels on the walls may be inaccessible. Font size 18 Arial is used for the large print label booklet, and it can be found at the reception desk at the front of the gallery.

Web Accessibility

McEvoy Arts’ website is accessible to those who use screen-readers. We welcome feedback on how to make our site more accessible to blind and low-vision audiences at web@mcevoyarts.org

Service and Support Animals

Service animals are welcome in all spaces of McEvoy Arts when on a leash and under their owners’ control as authorized by applicable law. The closest relief area for service/support animals is in the parking lot directly outside of the gallery. Please keep the lot welcoming to all visitors and properly dispose of your animal’s waste in the lot’s garbage cans between Buildings A and B.

Temperature

McEvoy Arts’ gallery is temperature-controlled at 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, which some visitors find chilly. It’s recommended to bring a light sweater or jacket.

Seating

McEvoy Arts provides lightweight portable chairs available for visitors to check out during their visit. Chairs can be requested by asking a gallery assistant at the reception desk.

Restrooms

All visitors are welcome to use the restroom that is right for them. We ask that no one be stared at, questioned, or asked to leave. Thank you for helping make McEvoy Arts’ restroom spaces inclusive and accessible for everyone.

VISITOR FAQS
Does McEvoy Arts offer tours?

Group tours for five or more participants are available by appointment.

Tours provide opportunities for art enthusiasts, nonprofits, curators, academic institutions, youth and senior cohorts, civic groups, educators, community organizations, and other businesses to enjoy a customized exhibition experience, led by McEvoy Arts’ staff and guest curators.

Please contact tours@mcevoyarts.org for more information.

Does McEvoy Arts permit photography or video?

In most cases, McEvoy Arts allows photography and video in the gallery and at events for non-commercial and personal use. No flashes, tripods, nor selfie sticks are permitted.

Events may be documented by McEvoy Arts for broadcast or promotion. Your attendance at an event shall be deemed as your consent to have your image or likeness appear in any video display or reproduction in whole or in part.

How close can I get to the artwork?

McEvoy Arts is an intimate space for private reflection and contemplation of works from the McEvoy Family Collection on view. Please honor all art safety barriers and maintain a safe distance from all artwork. Absolutely no climbing on or touching of the artworks is allowed. No writing utensils are permitted in the gallery.

May I bring food or drink to McEvoy Arts?

There is a patio in the parking lot outside of the gallery where you can sit and eat. While we occasionally offer refreshments at events, we do not allow outside food and drink into the space.

Is there WiFI access at McEvoy Arts?

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the gallery. Ask for the network name and password at the reception desk.