Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

Coming Soon: The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

Located in the Mission Inn Historic District in Downtown Riverside, the Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts will enhance UC Riverside’s contribution to the flourishing community of arts and culture in Riverside. The interactive arts space, housed in the renovated historical Rouse Building, will include exhibition and retail space, a film and video screening room, graduate and faculty offices, as well as living accommodations and work space for visiting artists. It will also provide ongoing arts activities serving both the campus and the community.

Supporting the ARTSblock

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Engaging The Mind And Heart

With over 100,000 people attending cultural events, festivals, concerts, performances, conferences, and exhibits each year; UC Riverside serves as a catalyst for exploring what it means to be human in an increasingly complex world. By teaching young artists to engage the minds and hearts of an audience, to go beyond what has been said, danced or played before, the College for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) offers an exceptionally broad range of performance and community outreach opportunities.

Project Description

The renovation of the Rouse Building include the following components:

  •  Restoration of the original outside glass display cases for exhibit space
  • Restoration of the sky-lit atrium
  • Film and video screening room
  • Gallery space
  • Media computer room
  • Seminar room
  • Faculty and graduate student dance studios
  • Faculty and graduate student art studios
  • Faculty offices
  • Preservation, storage, and support for the world-famous Keystone-Mast Stereographic Collection now housed in the UCR/California Museum of Photography

Partner in Education and the Community

The downtown presence will enable UCR to facilitate its many arts outreach programs. UCR is a full partner with Riverside Community College in the School for the Arts, a targeted arts program for the Inland Empire’s most gifted arts students that includes two years of high school, two years of RCC, and two years at UCR.

UCR has two other arts outreach programs that will greatly benefit from the downtown location: the ArtsBridge and the Gluck Fellows Program. Both programs send UCR arts students into the community to teach and perform the arts.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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College Information

College Student Academic Affairs (All Student Inquiries)
3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3683 | Fax: (951) 827-5836

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
3413 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.