Museum Schedule

Gallery Hours: Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-5 pm, and by appointment.


Upcoming Programs & Events

  • June 3
    Sat 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Annual Spring Benefit Party

    Enjoy stunning coastal views, live music, seasonal fare, lovely wine varietals, and specialty cocktails as we kick off summer during this festive gathering of friends, old and new!

    $100 Members* / $125 General Admission

    AFTER MAY 15:
    $125 Members* / $150 General Admission

    Free. (Please indicate how many children under 12 will be attending, when purchasing tickets.)

    *MEMBERS: Your Promo Code was emailed to you on May 1. Need your member promotional code? Please email

    $50 per ticket is tax-deductible.

  • June 10
    Sat 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Courtyard Event

    Opening Reception for Summer Exhibitions

    Please join us as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions:
    40th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting
    Herbert Pföstl: Between Field and Firmament
    Laura Plageman: Response
    3 PM Artist Talks
    4–5 PM Reception
    Free and Open to All

  • June 24
    Sat 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Artist Talk

    The Hard Part is Silence: Herbert Pföstl in Conversation with Elia Haworth

    Austrian artist, writer, and translator Herbert Pföstl will discuss his art practice and working with words. The conversation will reveal Pföstl’s influences and inspirations, including the explorations and testimonies of early, often anonymous, masters; the hallucinatory hieroglyphic drawings of Antonin Artaud; Pföstl’s obsession with farewells in American “revenant sounds” from the 1920s and 1930s; Melville’s "Pierre" and Albert Pinkham Ryder’s broken paintings; Simone Weil’s notebooks and Emily Dickinson’s fragments; and the inimitable works of Hercules Segers and Hans Jürgen von der Wense.

    Free and Open to All

  • July 9
    Sun 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Courtyard Event

    The Astonishing World in a Drop of Water with with Jenny Jacox and Janai Southworth

    Join us to view the array of microscopic life found in a drop of water collected directly from Bolinas Lagoon. Jenny Jacox, PhD in Ocean Sciences, and artist/naturalist/educator Janai Southworth share their passion and deep knowledge as they provide a window into a surprisingly magnificent world with microscopes and monitor screens.


The mission of the Bolinas Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the art and history of coastal Marin and to present exhibitions and events that provide inspiration and cultural enrichment to residents and visitors alike.