UC Berkeley Art Practice
Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley

Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Worth Ryder Art Gallery (WRAG)

Renewal through creative practice at a Worth Ryder Art Gallery opening featuring  Prof. Jill Miller  and  Prof. Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Renewal through creative practice at a Worth Ryder Art Gallery opening featuring Prof. Jill Miller and Prof. Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is our public interface for art shows. It’s free and open to the public. To view current and upcoming exhibitions at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, please check Events.

Mission The Worth Ryder Art Gallery has served as a cultural and artistic resource for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and the Bay Area community since 1960, and is the central social and artistic hub of the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice. It is named after faculty emeritus Prof. Worth Ryder, a significant painter.

The gallery’s primary mission is to support students in exhibiting their art work 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.

The gallery also houses the Art Library Project, a DIY arts resource space run by our interns.

Internships 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 can apply for internships here.

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

Art students discussing Jared Bland’s [B.A. 2019] video installation

Art students discussing Jared Bland’s [B.A. 2019] video installation

Visit 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. A new show goes up about every two weeks throughout the semesters.

  • Open hours during the semesters are: Monday through Thursday, 12 noon to 5 pm

  • Opening Receptions are typically scheduled on: Wednesdays, from 4 pm to 7 pm

  • Closed during Summer Session.