Art/Act: Local – Wild Places

  The wild places are where we began. When they end so do we.  – David Brower The David Brower Center was pleased to present Art/Act: Local – Wild Places, featuring the work of four Bay Area artists examining the importance of connecting people to wilderness in order for...

Art/Act: Youth – Wild Places

We are pleased to present Art/Act: Youth – Wild Places, the Brower Center’s annual exhibition showcasing work by Bay Area high school students that examines the intersection of environmentalism and art. Today’s youth are powerful voices in the fight for an ecologically sound world, as evidenced by the many...

Art/Act: Award – Photo Ark, Joel Sartore

The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all. The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and...

Art/Act: Youth 2019

We are pleased to present Art/Act: Youth, the Brower Center’s annual exhibition showcasing work by Berkeley High School students that examines the intersection of environmentalism and art. The exhibition is curated by artist and BHS Arts Educator Kimberley D’Adamo Green and showcases students who are conducting in-depth interdisciplinary research...

Art/Act: Local – Sea Change

Art/Act: Local – Sea Change is a new iteration of the David Brower Center’s annual juried exhibition of work by Bay Area artists. For the first time, this show will feature work by five artists, based on their current portfolio, and include at least one new work per artist,...

Art/Act: Brian Skerry – SHARKS

We are pleased to kick off our multiyear partnership with National Geographic with the exhibition, Art/Act: Brian Skerry – SHARKS. National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry‘s first encounter with a female blue shark off the coast of Rhode Island over 30 years ago was a galvanizing moment. “I was entranced...

Art/Act: Youth

The David Brower Center is pleased to present Art/Act: Youth, our annual exhibition showcasing work by over 80 current Berkeley High School students examining the intersection of environmentalism and art. In the future, practices and decisions concerning the environment will be made by the youth of today. The chosen...

Art/Act: Local – Natural Harmony

Our 2018 juried exhibition, Art/Act: Local – Natural Harmony, featured the work of Bay Area artists. Today the environmental movement goes by many names: sustainability, biodiversity, restoration, wilderness, renewables, photovoltaics – among others. All of these are important on their own but also can be distilled into one essential...

Douglas R. Tompkins: On Beauty

IF ANYTHING CAN SAVE THE WORLD, I’D PUT MY MONEY ON BEAUTY. — DOUGLAS R. TOMPKINS The late conservationist Doug Tompkins was inspired by many notable environmentalists, including David Brower; in fact, Doug often quoted Brower in saying that his conservation work was “to pay my rent for living...

Art/Act: Youth

The David Brower Center is pleased to present Art/Act: Youth, an exhibition showcasing work by current Berkeley High School students that examines the intersection of environmentalism and art. In the future, practices and decisions concerning the environment will be made by the youth of today. The chosen body of work...