The Bakersfield Museum of Art provides a broad spectrum of visual arts experiences through the exhibition and preservation of fine art, educational programs, community outreach, and special events. The Museum endeavors to:
- Increase awareness and understanding of the visual arts
- Promote and support the important role the arts play in youth development
- Foster cross-cultural appreciation
The vision of the Bakersfield Museum of Art is to be recognized as a destination for fine art exhibitions that enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors of the San Joaquin Valley and as a leader in the area of art education for children and adults.