Berkeley California Art Center

Berkeley California Art Center
 

Established in 1967, the Berkeley Art Center represents and supports the diversity of the Bay Area region with exhibitions and other cultural events in a broad range of disciplines.

Special efforts are made to present exhibits that reflect the unique perspectives of women, Native American, Latino, African American, and Asian traditions, as well as programs aimed at seniors, youth, the disability community and people of diverse sexual orientations.

 

The Center is fully wheelchair accessible.

Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday
12 noon - 5pm

Free Admission.
Donations always welcome.

Directions available

Located on the eastern boundary of Live Oak Park in North Berkeley, California, the art center's intimate gallery set on the edge of Corodonices Creek is a great destination to combine with lunch, dinner or shopping in nearby restaurants and boutiques.


Mission

Art inspires. The Berkeley Art Center is the City of Berkeley's art gallery, charged with serving our city, the Bay Area and beyond as a forum for the art of our time in all media. We celebrate art--complex, beautiful, and provocative--through compelling exhibitions, performances and educational opportunities in an exploration of the social and political concerns of our diverse community. Be inspired.

History

The BAC presents exhibitions with a national reputation and produces publications such as art catalogs, and limited edition portfolios. We also sponsor weekly chamber music concerts and a Literary Arts Program that features poetry readings, workshops, exhibits and performances. Lectures, panel discussions, slide presentations and conferences relating to the exhibitions program augment the center’s offerings. An annual Youth Arts Festival showcases the talent and dedication of Berkeley’s students and the commitment of their teachers.

Nestled in a corner of Berkeley’s Live Oak Park, situated on the bank of Codornices Creek, the Berkeley Art Center is one of the city’s architectural jewels. It was designed by the venerable and disinguished architectural firm of Ratcliff and Associates and built in 1966 by the Berkeley Rotary Club, which donated it to the city in 1967.

A city agency during its first decade, the Berkeley Art Center has since 1979 been run for the community by the Berkeley Art Center Association, a non-profit corporation. Beginning the mid-sixties the Berkeley Art Center has presented programs that challenge, delight and inform audiences. BAC has moved many artists forward in their careers through exposure to critics, collectors, gallery and museum professionals and the viewing public.
 

For more information visit the Berkeley Art Center Website


 

 

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