Although the Brower Center remains closed to the general public for walk-ins, we are able to open our gallery for private viewings by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Stay tuned for our latest exhibition, which is currently being installed! 

Conditions do change rapidly and our top priority is to keep you and our community safe, therefore at this time we have no fixed reopening date. Please check back here for updates on when and how we are able to fully reopen safely. 

Until then, here are some of the steps DBC is taking to adapt our building operations to the new normal.


  • Our building is closed to the public except for scheduled appointments to view the gallery.
  • Gallery viewing appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance with a valid email address and/or phone number for each visitor to allow for contact tracing if necessary. Appointments are one hour in length and can be made for groups of up to six people. Email to schedule your visit. 
  • Signage has been placed throughout the building with directives on physical distancing, separate entrances and exits, and elevator use. Wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance is required for all when entering and moving around the building. 
  • Be advised that we have modified use of the building to include rigorous daily cleaning and disinfections, physical barriers have been installed at our front desk, and we are limiting staff time in our Administrative Office with staggered schedules that divide staff time between remote and office work.


DBC’s Conference Center typically hosts approximately 400 events per year, but that is currently not an option given the health concerns over in-person events that can spread COVID-19. Please see our Events Protection Plan to learn about the many new systems we have put into place to ensure safety once the building is allowed to reopen. 



Outside of public usage, DBC also serves as the office space for a host of local Resident Organizations. Resident Organizations have their own access to the building and will be responsible for ensuring that their own office suites comply with the guidance. Our Resident Organization Reactivation Plan outlines the guidance we have shared with them to ensure best practices.

The State of California has issued this guidance on office workspaces. We will continue to update you as we learn together and as State and County orders change. Please note that the County restrictions may be stricter than the State of California, and the stricter directive takes precedence.