The Wiegand Gallery is part of the Madison Art Center, a magnificent stone building that was originally built as carriage house on the site of the country estate of 19th century financier William Chapman Ralston. Built in 1874, the carriage house walls are four feet thick and made of native stone quarried in the area. The upper story, where the Gallery and small theater are located,was harness room, grain section and hay loft.
This exhibit space, with it's porthole windows and skylights, is an unusually warm, inviting environment in which to experience art. Named for the E.L. Wiegand Foundation which provided funding towards the renovation. The Gallery is operated on a non-profit basis and is dependent on grants and donations.
Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. when there is an exhibition.
Admission is free.
Visitor parking is limited to 2 hours. If visiting for a longer period of time, a Day Pass must be purchased from the Day Pass Machines located in the main parking lot or on Laxague Dr. near the Oaks. Visitors parking spots will be open parking between the hours of 7pm and 7am. A valid parking permit or Day Pass is still required for these spaces during these specified hours.
The Wiegand Gallery is located on campus of Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
From the Notre Dame de Namur University Entrance on Ralston Ave:
Turn left immediately, around the center island, and take the small road off to the left that is called " Laxague Drive". Follow the signs toward Ralston Hall.At the end of this road passing
Ralston Mansion, you will find a stone building on your right. The Wiegand Gallery entrance is located around the corner (disability access is possible).
From the 280 Freeway
Exit at 92- East- San Mateo and then exit at Ralston Ave.
Turn left at the light and travel approximately three miles
on Ralston Ave to Notre Dame de Namur University entrance (on your left).
From the 101 Freeway
Exit Ralston Ave and head West on Ralston Ave
to the Notre Dame de Namur University entrance (on your right).