The Wattis Institute is affiliated with the California College of the Arts, and serves as a center for artistic dialogue and experimentation, and interface between the College and the community of San Francisco. Its activities take place primarily in the Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries on CCA’s San Francisco campus, as well as the school’s Timken Lecture Hall. An active series of exhibitions focuses on contemporary artists from across the Globe, and important themes explored in modern works. Lectures and dialogues featuring artists and College faculty expound upon current exhibitions at the Institute. The Capp Street Project (founded in 1983 and affiliated with the Wattis Institute since 1998) is an artist residency program, and the first in the nation to focus entirely on the creation of new art installations. The works resulting from the Capp Street program are site-specific, and occur in the Wattis’ facility, and at various locations throughout the Bay Area. The Capp Street Project Archive is located across the Bay, on the Oakland campus of CCA.
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Information
- Public Transportation: Good (a 2-minute walk from buses 10 and 19 at Rhode Island Street/15th Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday
- Admission: Free
- Tour: Reservations are required for guided tours. Contact museum for more information
- Membership: Memberships are available.