CHANGING CALIFORNIA: HISTORICAL ECOLOGY OF THE BAY AREA

MAIN GALLERY CHANGING CALIFORNIA: HISTORICAL ECOLOGY OF THE BAY AREA March 30 – June 9, 2019 Curated by Elia Haworth // What was the Bay Area like when prehistoric camels and bison roamed the vast river valley that would become San Francisco Bay? Or even 250 years ago when millions of mammals and birds occupied […]

BETH MOON: DIAMOND NIGHTS, CALIFORNIA

PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY BETH MOON: DIAMOND NIGHTS, CALIFORNIA March 30 – June 9, 2019 Curated by Elia Haworth // Bay Area photographer Beth Moon traveled the world to find and photograph the majesty of ancient trees, which she views as the elders of this planet. This exhibition presents luminous, large-scale pigment prints, each depicting primeval California […]

THOMAS QUINN: WILD & ELUSIVE

COASTAL MARIN ARTISTS GALLERY THOMAS QUINN: WILD & ELUSIVE March 30 – June 9, 2019 Curated by Elia Haworth // Painter Thomas Quinn endows his bird and animal subjects with such nuanced realism that the viewer experiences an almost visceral sense of their presence. Inspired by art from the Chinese Sung Dynasty and Japanese Edo […]

PRESSED SEAWEED FROM THE 1880s

HISTORY ROOM PRESSED SEAWEED FROM THE 1880s January 26 – August 11, 2019 Curated by Elia Haworth // Seaweed pressing was a popular pastime in the Victorian Era, cultivated by Queen Victoria herself. Rebecca Esten took great pleasure in collecting delicate seaweeds, artistically arranging, and pressing them. She had no idea that her hobby in […]

BLUNK BROTHERS: PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES BY BRUNO AND RUFUS BLUNK

COASTAL MARIN ARTISTS GALLERY BLUNK BROTHERS: PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES BY BRUNO AND RUFUS BLUNK January 12 – March 17, 2019 Curated by Mariah Nielson // Inspired by the work of their father, renowned California artist J.B. Blunk, Inverness-based artists Bruno and Rufus Blunk developed their own unique art practices. Raised on the Inverness Ridge in […]

JOEL COEN / PEEK: OPTICAL HAIKU

COASTAL MARIN ARTISTS GALLERY JOEL COEN / PEEK: OPTICAL HAIKU September 22 – December 30, 2018 Curated by Wayne Campbell // Well-known master of large-scale cinematic composition and narrative, filmmaker Joel Coen now invites us into a private world, one where he takes quiet pleasure in handcrafted origami-like optical viewers, each one containing a three- […]

TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVE: PHOTOGRAPHS AND LOGBOOKS FROM LICK OBSERVATORY

PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVE: PHOTOGRAPHS AND LOGBOOKS FROM LICK OBSERVATORY September 22 – December 30, 2018 Curated by Tony Misch, Lick Observatory Director of Collections // Lick Observatory began operation in 1888, just as the game-changing transformation from classical astronomy to the new science of astrophysics was gaining momentum. Lick astronomers were among […]