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...

Polar Obsession

Polar Obsession is a photography exhibition featuring nearly 40 striking images of the world’s polar regions from National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen. The images take visitors underwater and across the ice, delivering a unique close-up of wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar Obsession is organized and traveled by National Geographic....

Art/Act: The Canary Project

Art/Act: The Canary Project The David Brower Center is pleased to present its eighth annual Art/Act Award & Exhibition honoring the prolific arts initiative The Canary Project. The exhibition presents an overview of The Canary Project’s work and a more in depth look at a current project regarding water issues in...

Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks

To celebrate the centennial of the National Park System, and to highlight the centrality of art in advocacy for the natural world, the David Brower Center asked Bay Area artists to reflect on national parks and what they mean to us. Common Ground features the work of twenty local artists who...