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CALIFORNIA ART MUSEUMS
NON-PROFIT ART ORGANIZATIONS & ART CENTERS

Guide to California art museums, art centers and non-profit art organizations. For the year 2021, we will be focusing more on these important art venues. Please consider joining us and supporting them whenever you can. The membership benefits are worth it, plus you will be contributing to important local and regional art resources. This guide provides you with links to as many art organization as we know about in the state. If you know of other art organizations that are not listed, please let us know.

The reopening of the United States is underway and we want you to know that Art-Collecting.com will continue to provide your community with art guides as we have for the past 22 years. We do this because galleries, museums, non-profit art organizations, and artists are important. We urge you to support them whenever possible. COVID-19 is still a dangerous threat, so practice safe distancing, wash your hands and take other protective measures so that we can continue to open our country safely.

We sincerely hope that you, your family and friends will stay healthy during this time. Please take care of yourself, and think about how you might be inspired to help others. Be sure to call any art venues before attempting to visit them.


Non-profit art centers frequently provide exhibition space for new and cutting edge contemporary art as well as traditional fine art exhibitions. Besides visual arts, many art centers also provide facilities for music, performance art and other arts, as well as art education.
 



California Art Museums

Northern California Art Museums
Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley)
California Historical Society (San Francisco)
Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco)
Charles M. Schulz Museum (Santa Rosa)
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco)
Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento)
de Young Museum (San Francisco)
Fresno Art Museum (Fresno)
International Art Museum of America (San Francisco)
Legion of Honor (San Francisco)
Monterey Museum of Art (Monterey)
Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco)
New Museum Los Gatos (Los Gatos)
Oakland Museum of California (Oakland)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (Sonoma)
Triton Museum of Art (Santa Clara)
 

Southern California Art Museums
American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona)
Autry National Center
Bakersfield Museum of Art (Bakersfield)
Bowers Museum (Santa Ana)
The Broad (Los Angeles)
Cabot's Pueblo Museum (Desert Hot Springs)
California African American Museum (Los Angeles)
California Heritage Museum (Santa Monica)
California Museum of Photography (Riverside)
Carnegie Art Museum (Oxnard)
Craft Contemporary (Los Angeles)
Fowler Art Museum (UCLA - Los Angeles)
The Getty Center (Los Angeles)
The Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades)
Hammer Museum (UCLA, Los Angeles)
The Huntington - Library, Art Collection & Botanical Gardens (San Marino)
The Irvine Museum (Irvine)
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles)
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach)
Latino Art Museum (Pomona)
Long Beach Museum of Art (Long Beach)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles)
Mingei International Museum (San Diego)
MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles)
MOCA The Geffen Contemporary (Los Angeles)
MOCA Grand Avenue (Los Angeles)
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego)
Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach)
Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles)
Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego)
Museum of Riverside (Riverside)
MuzeO (Anaheim)
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
Pacific Asian Museum (Pasadena)
Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs)
Ojai Valley Museum (Ojai)
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
Riverside Art Museum (Riverside)
San Diego Museum of Art (San Diego)
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (San Luis Obispo)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara)
Torrance Art Museum (Torrance)
 

University Art Museums and Art Galleries in California
Beall Center for Art + Technology (U of California Irvine)
Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum (Cal State Long Beach)
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (Palo Alto)
Fisher Museum of Art (USC, Los Angeles)
Fowler Art Museum (UCLA, Los Angeles)
Grand Central Art Center (Cal State Fullerton)
Hammer Museum (UCLA, Los Angeles)
The Luckman (California State University, Los Angeles)
Pasadena City College Art Gallery (Pasadena)
Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont)
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Scripts College, Claremont)
San Francisco State University - Fine Arts Gallery
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
University of California, Northridge, Art Galleries (Northridge)
University of California, Riverside, California Museum of Photography
Art, Design & Architecture Museum (UC Santa Barbara)
 



California Art Centers

Northern California Art Centers
Berkeley Art Center (Berkeley)
Blue Line Arts (Roseville)
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts (Carmel)
Chico Art Center (Chico)
Creativity Explored (San Francisco)
Creative Growth Art Center (Oakland)
Center for Photographic Art (Carmel)
Firehouse Arts Center (Pleasanton)
Galeria de la Raza (San Francisco)
Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito)
Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco)
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts (Davis)
The Lab (San Francisco)
Mendocino Art Center
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (San Francisco)
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (San Jose)
NIAD Art Center (Richmond)
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts (Mill Valley)
Pacifica Center for the Arts (Pacifica)
Pacific Art League (Palo Alto)
Richmond Art Center (Richmond)
Sacramento Fine Arts Center (Sacramento)
Sanchez Art Center (Pacifica)
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Santa Cruz Art League (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center (Ben Lomond)
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (Sebastopol)
SF Camerawork (San Francisco)
SomArts Cultural Center (San Francisco)
Southern Exposure (San Francisco)
Vacaville Art League & Gallery (Vacaville)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco)
Youth in Arts (San Rafael)
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (Sacramento)
Works / San Jose (San Jose)
 

Southern California Art Centers
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica)
Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, closing in 2020)
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro)
Art Glass Association of Southern California (San Diego)
Barnsdale Park Municipal Art Gallery (Los Angles)
Coachella Vallery Art Center (Indio)
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens (San Clemente)
Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles (LA)
The Corita Art Center (Los Angeles)
The dA Center for the Arts (Pomona)
Desert Art Center (Palm Springs)
ECF Art Centers (Los Angeles)
Huntington Beach Art Center (Huntington Beach)
Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine)
LA Artcore (Union Center for Fine Arts, Los Angeles)
La Jolla Art Association (La Jolla)
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center (Fullerton)
The Ojai Art Center (Ojai)
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana)
Palos Verdes Art Center (Rancho Palos Verdes)
Side Street Projects (Los Angeles)
Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles)
South Bay Contemporary (South LA)
Spanish Village Art Center (San Diego)
Watts Towers Arts Center (Los Angeles)
 



California Non-Profit Art Organizations
ArtAngels (San Francisco)
Arts Council of Napa Valley (Napa)
Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Coast County (Martinez)
Art Share Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
ArtSpan (San Francisco)
Asian American Women Artists Association (San Francisco)
Bay Area Arts Council (San Jose)
Brewery ArtWalk (Los Angeles)
California Arts Council (Sacramento)
California Lawyers for the Art (several locations)
California Society of Printmakers (San Francisco)
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (LA)
Cultural Council for Monterey County (Carmel)
Foundation Center
Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation (Huntington Beach)
LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angles Art Associaiton
LAUNCH LA
LAXART - The Alternative Art Space in Los Angeles
MAK Center for Art and Architecture (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Art Association (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LA)
Marin Arts - Marin Arts Council (San Rafael)
Newport Beach Arts Foundation (Newport Beach)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation (Palo Alto)
Pasadena Society of Artists (Pasadena)
PhotoAlliance (San Francisco)
Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (Pleasanton)
Pro Arts (Oakland)
Riverside Arts Council (Riverside)
San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture (San Diego)
San Diego Potters' Guild (San Diego)
The San Diego Watercolor Society (San Diego)
San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco)
San Francisco Women Artists (San Francisco)
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
Southwestern Artists' Association (San Diego)



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Artwork by Frida Kahlo on exhibition at de Young Museum in San Francisco, September 25 - February 7, 2021, 101820

Frida Kahlo:
Appearances Can Be Deceiving
Sept 25 - February 7, 2021
de Young Museum
San Francisco, CA
 

 

Photograph by Shao Wenhuan on exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA, Through May 22, 2021, 101820

Out of the Shadows:
Contemporary Chinese Photography
Through May 22, 2021
Including: Shao Wenhuan
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA
 

 

Artwork by Stephen Berkman on exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA, Feb 8 - September 27, 2020, 101820

Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years
Oct 17 - February 28, 2021
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco, CA
 

 

Artwork by Henk Pander on exhibition in Mount St. Helens in Art at Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, Feb 8 - January 3, 2021, 120320

Mount St. Helens in Art
Feb 8 - January 3, 2021
Full Exhibition Online
Including: Henk Pander
Portland Art Museum
Portland, OR
 

 

Computer gererated media work by Agnieszka Polska on exhibition at Frye Museum in Seattle, through Spring 2021, 120320

Agnieszka Polska:
Love Bite
Through January 3, 2021
Frye Museum
Seattle, WA
 

 

Photograph by Jasmine Clarke on exhibition at Blue Sky in Portland, Oregon, Dec 1 - January 30, 2021, 120320

Women of the
African Diaspora: Identity, Place, Migration, Immigration
Dec 1 - January 30, 2021
Including: Jasmine Clarke
Blue Sky
Portland, OR
 

 

Photograph by Imogen Cunningham on exhibition at Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, IL, Oct 1 - March 21, 2021, 120820

Take Care
Oct 1 - March 21, 2021
Including: Imogen Cunningham
Smart Museum of Art
Chicago, IL
 

 

Artwork by Steven Young Lee on exhibition in Crafting America at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR, Feb 6 - May 31, 2021

Crafting America
Feb 6 - May 31, 2021
Including: Steven Young Lee
Crystal Bridges
Bentonville, AR
 

 

Artwork by Salman Toor on exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Nov 13 - April 4, 2021, 120820

Salman Toor:
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Nov 13 - April 4, 2021
Whitney Museum
New York, NY
 

 

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