Richmond Art Center

Richmond, CA 94804 Tel: (510.) 620-6772 Fax: (510) 620-6771 Executive Director: Suzanne Tan Admission: voluntary contribution.

Activities: Education Programs (adults and children, 200+ classes/year); Guided Tours;

Lectures: Temporary Exhibitions.

Publications: calendar: exhibition catalogues; newsletter.

RAC promotes awareness of, expression in, and appreciation of the visual arts and crafts through exhibition, education and outreach programming to Richmond and West Contra Costa County. Its exhibition program features the work of emerging and mid-career artists with an emphasis on Bay Area art and artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Such established artists as Richard Diebenkorn. Joan Brown, and Nathan Oliveira were shown at RAC early in their careers.

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Closed: Legal Holidays.

Facilities: Architecture (Mediterranean-style building. 1929 designed by Julia Morgan); Food Services Atrium Restaurant (Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm); Galleries (3); Shop (original art, jewelry, ceramics, blogs).

Activities: Arts Festival; Education Programs (adults and children): Gallery Talks: Guided Tours (by appointment); Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions (15/year); Traveling Exhibitions: Workshops.

Publications: exhibition catalogues: newsletter (bi-monthly).

Housed in a former YMCA designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The Museums mission is to serve the “various communities of Riverside and its surrounding areas by providing visual art of the finest quality and related educational and interpretive programs.” Additionally, it is the Museums responsibility to exhibit art that addresses local and regional history and art that explores contemporary social issues, themes and media techniques. To further this mission, the museum mounts approximately 15 major exhibitions a year in three galleries.

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