The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts was established in 1998 in San Francisco at California College of the Arts. It serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of international contemporary art and curatorial practice.
Through groundbreaking exhibitions, the Capp Street Project residency program, lectures, symposia, and publications, the Wattis Institute has become one of the leading art institutions in the United States and provides an active site for contemporary culture in the Bay Area.
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will begin 2013 in a new exhibition space. It has departed from its current location on Eighth Street in San Francisco and is moving its Kent and Vicki Logan Galleries to a building recently acquired by CCA at 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets). The building, newly renovated by the architect Mark Jensen, contains galleries as well as event space. The event space will be used by the Wattis and CCA. The galleries are fully accessible to the disabled.