Visual Arts

Exhibits and talks about photography and visual arts. Quilt show, etc.

Staff Art Show @Central A&M

2nd floor Historic Lobby display cases, Historic Entrance vestibule cases and 5th floor Art & Music

Come see what the talented staff of the Berkeley Public Library do when they're not at work!  The 11th Annual Staff Art Show will feature art by staff from all library locations, including painting, drawing, woodworking, ceramics, photography, textile arts and more.

This exhibit is available during the library's open hours.

Teen Tour of BAM

Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch teen leadership group hosts a teen tour of the Berkeley Art Museum. Join BAM curator of school & family programs Karen Bennet for a tour focusing on the exhibit Berkeley Eye: Perspectives on the Collection. Discover more about the exhibit here: then contact us to register.   

Space is limited and priority is given to Berkeley teens. Call or email teen librarian Andrea Mullarkey to register: (510) 981-6060 or

How to be an Artist with JoAnneh Nagler @Central CMR

Berkeley, CA. October 18—Is your inner artist just bursting to break free and express itself? This is your chance to liberate your artistic self while maintaining a healthy financial life in the process. Join us Saturday, November 5, 2:00-3:30 pm in our third floor Community Meeting Room at the Central Library as local author, artist, and entrepreneur JoAnneh Nagler shares her new book How to be an Artist. Nagler presents a fascinating discussion of life as an artist, including work-life balance, making ends meet in art, and creating time for one's art. Signed books will be available for purchase after the talk. For questions regarding this free program, call 510-981-6148.