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UCR California Museum of Photography

3824 Main Street


University of California, Riverside, has recently brought together its three premier art institutions to create a new cultural complex: UCR ARTSblock. ARTSblock is composed of the California Museum of Photography, the Sweeney Art Gallery, and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings in downtown Riverside, easily accessible to the public as well as the campus, ARTSblock's mission is to provide a cultural presence, educational resource, community center and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the community. 

ARTSblock's programs investigate the art of our time, media arts, and the history and practice of photography through exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, artist residencies, permanent collections, and creative laboratories. ARTSblock presents significant national and international art and photography, and showcases UCR student artwork and regional artists. 

ARTSblock's activities embody University of California, Riverside's commitment to broadly-based public education and cutting-edge research. ARTSblock offers innovative programs that engage diverse audiences, nourish the imagination and challenge assumptions.


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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
Always love little museums :) i think it was only 6 bucks too. Definitely worth it

Shannon Harrison

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
We arrived today to tour the photography museum only to find out that the museum is under a renovation for the next 2 months! We drove an hour to get here and tour this museum for my son's photography class assignment. Very disappointed that this was not disclosed on their website. Wasted precious time today.

Christa Lam

Monday, April 17, 2017
Nice little place for camera lovers! I love that is is free for ALL students with ID.

Douglas Owens

Friday, April 7, 2017
Always love coming here and seeing the new exhibits. A real gem for Riverside


Saturday, April 22, 2017
Fantastic customer service. Very beautiful facility...

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