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Forgotten Berkeley Art Institutions Revealed

Exhibit Title: “Art Capital of the West”: Real and Imagined Art Museums and Galleries in Berkeley

Opening Program and Reception: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2-5 p.m.
Dates of Exhibit: October 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016

Berkeley History Center, Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center Street, Berkeley
Viewing Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Website: http://www.berkeleyhistoricalsociety.org
Telephone: 510-848-0181
Admission: free, donations welcome
Access: wheelchair accessible


When artist Jennie V. Cannon visited Berkeley in 1907, she wrote, “I could not believe my eyes—there were artist groups and displays everywhere—so many fine artists that this place surpasses San Francisco as the art capital of the West.” Coinciding with the opening of the new UC Berkeley Art Museum, the Berkeley Historical Society exhibit explores over a century of hopes, dreams, successes and setbacks of Berkeley art museums and galleries. “Art Capital of the West”: Real and Imagined Art Museums and Galleries in Berkeley will run from October 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016 at the Berkeley History Center in the Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center Street, Berkeley.



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