Barbara Rydlander's Experience

Art on Site is a San Francisco Bay Area program offering creative learning lectures and tours developed by Barbara Rydlander. An art historian and researcher, Barbara has taught art history and art related workshops for more than thirty years. She brings a lifelong commitment to the visual arts' community, continuously expanding her base of knowledge through independent research.

Her academic training includes a BA in Studio Art from Mills College, Oakland, California and a Masters in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on modern art. Barbara also has extensive knowledge of non-western art collections and the diversity found in today's Bay Area art scene. She is committed to bringing forth an appreciation for the diverse cultural approaches within the creative process.

Barbara Rydlander also has a second Master's degree in Creative Arts Therapy and is a registered art therapist. She has worked in rehabilitative settings and has a strong interest in the healing properties of art and its practice. Finally, she has traveled widely in Europe and beyond, collecting and photographing art works, which she uses to enrich her slide collection.



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