Worth Ryder Art Gallery






To view current and upcoming exhibitions at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, please view our Exhibitions Calendar!


The Worth Ryder Art Gallery has served as a cultural and artistic resource for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and the Bay Area community for over forty years, and is the central social and artistic hub of the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

The gallery’s primary mission is to serve the students by giving them experience creating and installing their artworks in a professional gallery context. The gallery’s greater goal is to serve as an exhibition platform for emerging contemporary artistic strategies and methodologies, and to bring challenging and thought-provoking artwork to the UC Berkeley campus.

Internship Program

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery hosts an internship program where students earn credit while gaining experience in planning, installing, maintaining, and publicizing art exhibitions. Interested students should read more about the program here.

Proposals for Exhibitions

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery welcomes proposals for exhibitions from UC Berkeley students and members of the greater community. The proposal process is competitive, and all proposals should reflect our mission as defined above. Deadlines can be found on the proposals page. If you are interested in proposing an exhibition, please read more on the proposals page.

The gallery itself comprises two exhibition spaces. The larger gallery (approx. 1800 sq. ft.) accommodates a medium-size group exhibition. The smaller is more intimate (approx. 500 sq. ft.) and accommodates a small group show or serves as an excellent installation space. Both galleries have articulated lighting and internet access.


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The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is located at 116 Kroeber Hall, on the UC Berkeley Campus near the intersection of College Avenue and Bancroft Way.

Open hours during exhibition periods are Monday through Thursday, 12 noon to 5 pm.

Openings Receptions are typically scheduled on Wednesdays, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Free, accessible, and open to the public.


To view current and upcoming exhibitions at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, please view our Exhibitions Calendar!


Please join our email list to receive invitations to exhibitions at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, as well as select Department of Art Practice events: