Art/Act: Local—This Land

What does it mean to be connected to the land that holds us and life on this planet—along with the imperative to protect it? The 2022 Art/Act: Local—This Land exhibition featured 4 jury-selected artists exploring our intrinsic connections to the land—from the ecological to the sacred. These expansive perspectives...

Art/Act: Youth—Plastic Rebellion

Today’s youth are crucial in the fight for ecological justice, as evidenced by the many young climate activists pushing for change. Art/Act: Youth – Plastic Rebellion unleashes their frustrations on the plastic pollution crisis. As the inheritors of our environmental challenges and injustices today, these youth artists have original...

Art/Act: Award—Planet or Plastic?

It’s complicated. Plastics have revolutionized so much, yet our dependence on them has created a global waste crisis threatening humans and animals alike, and the ecosystems we all depend on. In haunting images both beautiful and heartbreaking, the National Geographic “Planet or Plastic?” exhibition shows how we got here,...

Art/Act: Award – Frans Lanting, Into Africa

Dive “Into Africa”—the work of one of National Geographic’s most prolific and visionary nature photographers, Frans Lanting. In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, the Smithsonian Institution, and organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society, “Into Africa” immerses us into the wonders of African landscapes via Lanting’s lens....

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...