40th Anniversary Exhibition:  Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting -
SALLY ROBERTSON, "Museum Entrance," 2023, Watercolor on paper, 17.25 x 11 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Main Gallery

40th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting

June 10 - August 6, 2023

Curated by Elia Haworth

This exhibition presents a cross-section of artworks from Bolinas Museum’s robust permanent collection. Through the generosity of artists and supporters, Bolinas Museum stewards a collection of artworks from the 1800s to today. In 1987, the museum’s second Director, Joyce Clements, established the Living Artists Project, known today as the museum’s Coastal Marin Artists Gallery, for artists living or working in studios between Tomales and Muir Beach. Director Linda Samuels further cultivated an appreciation of local artists. After the museum purchased its buildings, Dolores Richards dedicated one gallery to Coastal Marin Artists and one to the permanent collection, so coastal Marin artists are always represented at Bolinas Museum and are often the focus of our main and photography gallery exhibitions. Established in 2002 by Richards, our permanent collection includes works by significant California artists and artists from further afield who have exhibited in the museum. For this 40th anniversary exhibition, we have included new acquisitions to the collection and many works that have not recently been shown. We are fortunate to live in a region rich with talented, accomplished artists and a deeply interested and appreciative audience.

Saturday, June 10th
3 PM Talks / 4 – 5 PM Reception