California is now open. We‘re excited to welcome visitors and are taking it slowly. We ask that you continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing when you visit.

The museum will be closed on July 4, in observance of the holiday.


Please explore the exhibitions, virtual events, and collection highlights here on our website and sign up for our e-news and social media at the bottom of the page so we can stay connected and keep you in the loop on the many inspiring exhibitions and events we have planned for you!

LEARN & ENGAGE

Upcoming Programs & Events

  • June 26
    Sat 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Tour

    Cocktails & Orchids with Mary Nisbet and Sally Robertson

    Enjoy an orchid-themed cocktail and private tour of California Orchids with Mary Nisbet, founder and one of the most highly regarded orchid growers in the Bay Area, and Bolinas watercolor artist, Sally Robertson. This Bolinas greenhouse hosts rare varieties from around the world, many of which inspired Sally Robertson’s watercolors on view through August 15 in the current exhibition, "FOCUS: Sally Roberston // A Thirty Year Retrospective." Barbara Janeff, the exhibition's curator will also be joining as a special guest.

    Space is limited. Reservations required.

  • July 3 - 3
    Sat-Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Courtyard Event

    Flower Crowns & Family Fun with Janis Yerington

    Join us in the courtyard for a day of flowers and fun for the whole family! Led by beloved local artist and art educator Janis Yerington, enjoy making flower crowns and flower art projects inspired by Sally Robertson’s floral watercolors on view in the Main Gallery.

  • July 16 - 16
    Fri-Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Night at the Museum

    Together Again Open House: Slideshow, Story Booth, Music, and More!

    In collaboration with Smiley’s Schooner Saloon

    Please join us 5–7 PM for a special after-hours open house and then head over to Smiley's 7 - 9 for live music!

    To celebrate the Together Alone / Alone Together project and being together again, we will remove the portraits that have been in our windows for nearly a year! If yours was on view, we’d love for you to do the honors. We will also share a slideshow of more than 250 portraits collected for the archive and screen local music videos that are part of the project in the courtyard.

    The evening will also feature a special story booth where you may record memories, experiences, and thoughts on the pandemic to be preserved along with the photos in our archives. If you haven’t already, this evening is a perfect opportunity to purchase your copy of the Together Alone / Alone Together book!

    Then, from 7–9 PM, enjoy live music at Smiley’s with musicians who contributed music videos to the project! Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

  • August 21 - 12
    Sat-Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Online Fundraiser

    29th Annual Benefit Art Auction

    Last year’s inaugural online auction and Week of Giving, where we gave back before the live auction, was such a success that we’re doing it again! Featuring a range of artwork by coastal Marin and Bay Area artists and exciting offers and experiences, there is something for everyone, all in support of art, history, culture, and community! Save the dates and stay tuned for details later this summer.

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.