Past Events

November

The Wonderful World of Handmade Books
Virtual Talk

The Wonderful World of Handmade Books

Sat. November 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

View recorded event here

Master bookbinder and artist book publisher, John DeMerritt, will open your eyes to the wonder of handmade books during this free live virtual event. The presentation begins with an overview of the vibrant and diverse San Francisco book arts scene that Marie Dern was so involved with, including images and examples. Then John ... Learn More

October

Members Day Every Thursday
Members Day

Members Day Every Thursday

Thu. October 22 - Thu. December 24, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admission is always free!

As a way to say thank you to our loyal annual museum members, we are dedicating Thursdays during the week to members when there are fewer people and parking is easier! Currently, visiting the museum is by appointment. If you are a current member, an email was sent on October 15 with a link to schedule your Thursday appointment. If ... Learn More

September

28th Annual Benefit Virtual Live Art Auction
Live Stream Fundraiser

28th Annual Benefit Virtual Live Art Auction

Sat. September 12 - Sat. September 12, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us online!
VIRTUAL LIVE AUCTION
6:30 PM, Saturday, September 12
Hosted by Janis Yerington & Syd Mintz

View Live YouTube Stream Here

View auction items, Registration, and Donate Here

Johanna Baruch | Rufus Blunk | Ken Botto | Christopher Brown | Charlie Callahan | Tripp Carpenter | Russell Chatham | ... Learn More

July

Virtual Talk with Jeff Gunderson: Learning in the Grove of Akademus
Photo by Lee Blodgett, 1946. Taken on a CSFA Field trip to Carmel to visit Edward Weston. Ray Piercy, Philip Knight, Edward Weston, David Johnson, Minor White, Muriel Green.
Virtual Talk

Virtual Talk with Jeff Gunderson: Learning in the Grove of Akademus

Fri. July 24, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

We’re collaborating with Larkspur Library to present a free talk with longtime San Francisco Art Institute librarian and resident historian, Jeff Gunderson, who presented this talk to a packed house at Bolinas Museum earlier this year in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, The Golden Decade: Photography at the School of Fine Arts 1945-1955

Jeff Gunderson, ... Learn More

June

Brown Bag Lunch Science Lecture with Don Jolley: Does Earth Have a Memory?
Virtual Event

Brown Bag Lunch Science Lecture with Don Jolley: Does Earth Have a Memory?

Thu. June 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sliding scale donations benefit Bolinas Museum and PRNSA

Does Earth have a memory? (… and if it does, what does it remember?) How do we make sense of a story extending 4.5 billion years into the past? And what events in that long history have left their marks most indelibly on the planet we call home. Please join us in a fun and engaging introduction to ... Learn More

Pandemic Porch & Gate Community Portrait Project: Together Alone
Leah Vermulen Lopez, Ricardo Lopez, and their daughter Amelie holding the family cat on their front porch.
Community Project

Pandemic Porch & Gate Community Portrait Project: Together Alone

Tue. June 30 - Tue. June 30

Photos will be taken through June 30. See Ways to Participate below.

Despite our separation, our community remains robust, Together Alone. To document this strange and complex moment in history as we shelter-in-place, Bolinas Museum is partnering with local professional photographers to take black & white portraits of the Bolinas community. Everyone sheltering-in-place in Bolinas is invited to participate.

Many households have welcomed home their college-age children ... Learn More

Special Event

"Party of Lawns"

Tue. June 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Free / Join us!

Celebrating a sense of place and togetherness, despite the distance!

As we practice safe distancing and sheltering at home, the popular Annual Benefit Lawn Party over Memorial Day Weekend was cancelled. Rather than gathering on a local lawn with good food, good drink, and good music to share in the beauty and bounty of ... Learn More

May

FRIDAY EVENING VIRTUAL ART SOCIAL WITH JANIS YERINGTON
Special Event

FRIDAY EVENING VIRTUAL ART SOCIAL WITH JANIS YERINGTON

Fri. May 1, 5:00 pm

Free / via Zoom

Pour yourself a glass of wine, make a cup of tea, and come discuss art and life. What is your favorite artwork? Was there a piece that just moved you to tears, inspired something new, or encouraged you unexpectedly? Interested in hearing what inspires others? Join friends old and new that love art and be part of the discussion.

All ... Learn More

VIRTUAL SING ALONG WITH MOLLY MAGUIRE
Virtual Concert

VIRTUAL SING ALONG WITH MOLLY MAGUIRE

Sat. May 9, 2:00 pm

Free

Enjoy a recording of the virtual house concert in honor of Mother’s Day weekend through the link below. 

We all know that singing is good for the soul. Join us from home this Mother’s Day weekend as we go live for the first time on YouTube with Molly Maguire for the annual kick off to the museum’s summer concert series! ... Learn More

April

The Art of Flower Arranging with Sally Robertson / Postponed
Sally Robertson in her garden. Photo: Saxon Holt
Workshop

The Art of Flower Arranging with Sally Robertson / Postponed

Sat. April 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free / Bolinas Community Center

In partnership with the Bolinas Community Center’s Art and Garden weekend, celebrate spring and make your own floral arrangements! Master gardener and watercolor artist Sally Robertson, whose work is featured in the museum’s FOCUS exhibition, will share her knowledge of how to create successful still-life arrangements honed through years of practice. Participants are invited to share their flower arrangements in ... Learn More

Art in Bloom: Creative Community Flower Arrangements in the Courtyard / Postponed

In partnership with the Bolinas Community Center’s Art and Garden weekend, everyone is invited to bring a creative floral arrangement to display in the museum’s courtyard for the day!

Arrangements are due between 12-12:30 PM and may be made with any material. At 1 PM, three will be selected by a jury of local experts to be displayed ... Learn More

Brunch in the Garden with Sally Robertson / Postponed
Sally Robertson's koi pond. Photo: Saxon Holt
Garden Tour

Brunch in the Garden with Sally Robertson / Postponed

Sat. April 25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$45 Members / $50 General Admission

Enjoy a morning tour with Sally Robertson as she shares stories of years carefully cultivating her unique garden that features an abundance of roses, artfully shaped shrubs, and a pond with mature koi and water lilies, all of which serve as inspiration for her masterful watercolors on view in the main gallery. Following the walk, enjoy a light, locally ... Learn More

Cocktails & Orchids with Mary Nisbet / Postponed
In the greenhouse at California Orchids
Tour

Cocktails & Orchids with Mary Nisbet / Postponed

Sat. April 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$45 Members / $50 General Admission

Enjoy an orchid themed cocktail and private tour of California Orchids with founder Mary Nisbet, one of the most highly regarded orchid growers in the Bay Area. Her magical Bolinas greenhouse hosts rare varieties from around the world, many of which inspired Sally Robertson’s watercolors on view in the current exhibition.

Space is limited / ... Learn More

February

Learning in the Grove of Akademus / With Jeff Gunderson
Photo by Lee Blodgett, 1946. Taken on a CSFA Field trip to Carmel to visit Edward Weston. Ray Piercy, Philip Knight, Edward Weston, David Johnson, Minor White, Muriel Green.
Gallery Talk

Learning in the Grove of Akademus / With Jeff Gunderson

Sat. February 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Longtime San Francisco Art Institute librarian and resident historian, Jeff Gunderson, will discuss the founding of the California School of Fine Art’s groundbreaking photography program in the 1940s and the school’s post-war milieu of avant-garde experimentation. Students in the photography program enjoyed close relationships with their teachers, often staying in their homes and working side-by-side in the field, inspiring ... Learn More

January

Community Open House: Contemplating the Night
Special Event

Community Open House: Contemplating the Night

Sat. January 18, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Join us for this special community open house reception celebrating the hand drawn astrolabes by Don Jolley’s adult and Bolinas Stinson School students along with artwork by current school students and astrophotography by Masha Kirshbaum.

At 2 PM Don Jolley will give a short talk that will enrich our awareness and stimulate our imaginations as we contemplate the night ... Learn More

New Exhibitions Opening Talks & Reception
Opening Reception

New Exhibitions Opening Talks & Reception

Sat. January 25, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Join us as we celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions; The Golden Decade & Tom Braun: Meditations. Don’t miss this chance to hear from the artists and curators!

Talks at 2 PM
Reception 3-5 PM

December

Free Museum Tour for Coastal Marin Elders with Shuttle from Point Reyes

Enjoy a private tour of the current exhibitions with museum curators! Walk-ins Welcome. Need a ride? Enjoy a free shuttle service!

FREE WHISTLE STOP SHUTTLE  / Space is limited! Reservations required.
Reserve your seat by December 10  by contacting christine@bolinasmuseum.org or call us at 415-868-2006. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, and if you need ... Learn More

November

Free Private Tour for Coastal Marin Seniors with Free Shuttle Service from Point Reyes and Inverness

Enjoy a private tour of the current exhibitions with museum curators! Walk-ins Welcome. Need a ride? Enjoy a free shuttle service!

FREE WHISTLE STOP SHUTTLE  / Space is limited! Reservations required.
Reserve your seat by November 1  by contacting christine@bolinasmuseum.org or call us at 415-868-2006. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, and which shuttle you would like ... Learn More

Dying While Black and Brown - Point Reyes Performance
Dying While Black and Brown (2011), Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood. Dancers: Matthew Wickett (foreground), Rashad Pridgen, Travis Santell Rowland, Antoine Hunter. Set Designed and Fabricated by Wayne Campbell. Photo: Kegan Marling
Dance Performance

Dying While Black and Brown - Point Reyes Performance

Sat. November 9, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free with / $10 - $20 suggested donation / Advanced registration is now closed. Walks-ins Welcome / Space is limited

Two performances by Zaccho Dance Theatre
Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood / Set Design and Fabrication by Wayne Campbell / Music by jazz composer Marcus Shelby
Performance 1: Saturday, November 9, 7 PM @ Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station
Performance 2: Sunday, November 10, 4 PM @ Bolinas Community Center, Bolinas – Reception ... Learn More

Dying While Black and Brown - Bolinas Performance
Dying While Black and Brown (2011), Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood. Dancers: Matthew Wickett (foreground), Rashad Pridgen, Travis Santell Rowland, Antoine Hunter. Set Designed and Fabricated by Wayne Campbell. Photo: Kegan Marling
Dance Performance

Dying While Black and Brown - Bolinas Performance

Sun. November 10, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free with / $10 - $20 suggested donation / Advanced registration is now closed. Walks-ins Welcome / Space is limited

Two performances by Zaccho Dance Theatre
Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood / Set Design and Fabrication by Wayne Campbell / Music by jazz composer Marcus Shelby
Performance 1: Saturday, November 9, 7 PM @ Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station
Performance 2: Sunday, November 10, 4 PM @ Bolinas Community Center, Bolinas – ... Learn More

Free Private Tour for Coastal Marin Seniors with Free Shuttle Service from Muir Beach and Stinson

Enjoy a private tour of the current exhibitions with museum curators! Walk-ins Welcome. Need a ride? Enjoy a free shuttle service!

FREE WHISTLE STOP SHUTTLE  / Space is limited! Reservations required.
Reserve your seat by November 8  by contacting christine@bolinasmuseum.org or call us at 415-868-2006. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, and which shuttle you would like ... Learn More

Aerial Dance Workshop for Youth
Workshop

Aerial Dance Workshop for Youth

Sat. November 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This even has been cancelled. 

Discover and explore Aerial Dance. On low flying apparatus, explore movement techniques that help build strength, flexibility, and confidence in the air!

Opening Reception & Gallery Talks
Exhibition Opening

Opening Reception & Gallery Talks

Sat. November 23, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions. Don’t miss this chance to hear from the artists in the Coastal Marin Artists Gallery and the Photography Gallery before the Holiday Reception celebrating the opening of the Hardly Strictly Mini Biennial Exhibition~

Talks at 2 PM
Reception 3-5 PM

 

10th Annual 2-Mile Turkey Trot
Foot Race

10th Annual 2-Mile Turkey Trot

Sat. November 30, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$10 SAVINGS FOR ADULTS WHEN YOU PREREGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE!

8 AM Registration @ Bolinas Museum / 9 AM Trot

Pre-Race Day:
18 & up $15 | Kids 10 -17 $10 | Kids 9 and under FREE

Day Of:
18 & up $25 | Kids 10 -17 $10 | Kids 9 and under FREE

... Learn More

September

Gallery Talks & Opening Reception
Opening Reception

Gallery Talks & Opening Reception

Sat. September 21, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Join us for the opening of our next round of exhibitions! Gallery talks with the artists and curators begin at 2 PM. Reception is 3 – 5 PM. Artists Joanna Haigood, Wayne Campbell, Jack Fulton, and Ashley Eva Brock will be in attendance. Museum admission, gallery talks, and opening receptions are aways free!

August

Bolinas Bazaar & Live Music by Rainy Eyes
Courtyard Event

Bolinas Bazaar & Live Music by Rainy Eyes

Sat. August 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

NEW DATE!

Live music by Rainy Eyes 3 PM (two sets)

Join us for a curated collection of contemporary makers and craftspeople, each presenting wares and objects inspired by the Northern California cultural aesthetics. Vendors include: Costa Japan women’s garments; Mohinders handwoven leather shoes; My Dear Tejas deerskin jackets; Garza Marfa woolen shawls; Of Soil and Moss creative plantings; Parkside ... Learn More

Historic Wharf Road Walking Tour
Wharf Road in Bolinas, Day of 1906 Earthquake, Negative, 4 x 5 inches, Source Unknown, Bolinas Museum Archive, 2001.1.63
Tour

Historic Wharf Road Walking Tour

Sat. August 24, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bolinas
$20 Members / $30 General Admission

Join us for a guided walk and be amazed by the layers of history along Wharf Road in Bolinas, beside Bolinas Lagoon. Curator of Coastal Marin Art and History, Elia Haworth, will spark your imagination with historic photos and stories about schooners, shipwrecks, saloons, houseboats, loggers, ladies in lace, sea captains, mudslides, artists, activists, and more.

July

3rd of July Cocktail Party
Benefit

3rd of July Cocktail Party

Wed. July 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bolinas Museum Courtyard
$30 Members / $35 Non-Members
$35 at the door for all
$15 Teens / Free for kids 12 and under

Join friends, old and new, in the Bolinas Museum’s historic courtyard for cocktails,hors d’oeuvres and live music during this lively holiday tradition and perfect kick-off to your 4th of July festivities!

This year we’ll be toasting Edward (Nick) Nicholas III, who may have poured you a drink or two! Descendant of one of the ... Learn More

Macramé Workshop with Emily Katz - CANCELLED
Photo courtesy of Emily Katz
Workshop

Macramé Workshop with Emily Katz - CANCELLED

Sat. July 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$150 Members / $175 Non-Members*

Create Your Own Wall Hanging
Join us for a special workshop led by macramé artist Emily Katz.
All levels welcome! Space is limited. Materials included.

Emily will demonstrate a handful of her favorite knotting techniques and you will design and create your own macramé wall hanging with Emily’s expert guidance and support. All the materials you need to complete ... Learn More

June

Gallery Talks with the Artists & Curators
Gallery Talk

Gallery Talks with the Artists & Curators

Sat. June 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

Come celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions with Intimate talks with the artists and curators at 4PM. In Parallel artists Windy Chien and Serena Mitnik-Miller and Nearshore artist Meghann Riepenhoff will be in attendance! Learn about their work and inspirations. An opening reception and free courtyard concert with Sandy’s follows 5-7PM.

Free Community Party & Opening with Sandy's Live in the Courtyard
Opening Reception

Free Community Party & Opening with Sandy's Live in the Courtyard

Sat. June 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

Come celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions In Parallel: Windy Chien & Serena Mitnik-Miller, Meghann Riepenhoff: Nearshore, and Jan Langdon: Loomed. Intimate and inspiring talks with the artists and curators at 4PM will be followed by an opening reception and free concert with Sandy’s live in the courtyard 5 – 7 PM.

On their new EP, Chime, ... Learn More

Family Fun Day with Janis Yerington
Courtyard Event

Family Fun Day with Janis Yerington

Sat. June 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free and fun for all ages!

This hands-on, creative event is full of learning, laughter, and community spirit! Led by beloved local artist and art educator Janis Yerington, enjoy a variety of art projects inspired by the current exhibitions, and learn to make flower crowns, cyanotypes, macrame, and more!

Free courtyard events are supported in part by a grant from the Stinson-Boilnas Community Foundation.

May

Courtyard Concert: Kelly McFarling
Courtyard Concert

Courtyard Concert: Kelly McFarling

Sat. May 11, 4:00 pm

Bolinas Museum Courtyard
FREE

Kelly McFarling is singer-songwriter whose music leans towards lush Americana with an emphasis, dynamic earthy vocals. Inspired by nature, Kelly’s music is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation. Influences include folk, country, and the blues. She will be performing original songs written in San Francisco and West Marin. Her connection with West Marin started seven ... Learn More

Annual Benefit Lawn Party
Benefit

Annual Benefit Lawn Party

Sun. May 26, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$75 - $150 See below for details

Enjoy good company, breathtaking views, sumptuous seasonal fare, live tunes by High Tide Collective, great wine, beer and specialty cocktails as we kick off summer during this festive gathering of friends, old and new! This family-friendly event will once again be held at a gracious property located at the edge of the Bolinas lagoon.

This year, we’ll raise a toast ... Learn More

April

Gallery Talk With Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham, "Bears Feast on Gray Whale Carcass," 1998, acrylic on paper, courtesy of the artist.
Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk With Laura Cunningham

Sun. April 14, 2:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

Join biologist, artist and author Laura Cunningham as she shares her thirty years of research, methodology, and adventures exploring California’s history and prehistory that culminated in her book State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California. Cunningham was trained in paleontology at University of California, Berkeley, and natural science illustration at University of ... Learn More

Bay Area Natural History: A Great Minds Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

Bay Area Natural History: A Great Minds Panel Discussion

Thu. April 18, 6:00 pm

Bolinas Community Center
Free / $10 recommended donation.

Concurrent with the museum’s exhibitions of natural history, join us for an enthralling conversation with prominent local scientists and artists who will share insights into our local ecosystems. Biologist, author and research associate Peter Pyle has studied birds and the ecosystem of our region for forty years, including initiating definitive studies of Farallon Islands’ birds, surrounding waters and Great White ... Learn More

October

A Walk to Pluto
Special Event

A Walk to Pluto

Sat. October 6, 2:00 pm

Stinson Beach
$5 Children 17 & younger / $10 Adults

Do you ever think about visiting other planets? Have you ever wondered how far it is to the nearest star? Take a walk on the beach with Bolinas-Stinson School science teacher Don Jolley and see for yourself just how big (or small!) our world really is. Beginning with an Earth the size of a peppercorn, we will construct a scale ... Learn More

July

3rd of July Cocktail Party 2018
Fundraiser

3rd of July Cocktail Party 2018

Tue. July 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bolinas Museum
In Advance: $30 Members / $35
At the Door: $35 at the door day of for all
Free for kids 12 & under / $15 is tax deductible

Honoring Ralph Camiccia
Hosted by Vera Louie, Kitty Okamura, and Roger Peacock

Friends old and new gathered in the Bolinas Museum’s historic courtyard for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during this lively holiday tradition and perfect kick-off to 4th of July festivities! This year, we threw the party in honor of Ralph Camiccia as a thank you for ... Learn More

Family Fun Day 2018
Courtyard Event

Family Fun Day 2018

Sat. July 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

The museum has a happy tradition of periodic Family Fun Days. These hands-on creative events are a delight for all ages. Led by beloved local artist and art educator Janis Yerington, visitors enjoyed making a variety of Divine Gardens inspired art projects, from flower garlands, and macramé bracelets, to printmaking, painting, and more. It was a wonderful day of art, ... Learn More

Bolinas Bazaar 2018
Courtyard Event

Bolinas Bazaar 2018

Sat. July 28, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bolinas Museum
Free

A collection of contemporary artists, makers, and craftspeople, each presenting wares and objects inspired by Northern California! Curated by The Native Daughter.

Live music by Kate Sweeney with July
Records with DJ Mark Hug

Vendors: Amanda Hunt, Godseye Holy Fragrance Oils, Ramblingbird Ceramics, Locust House, The Wilderness Workshop, Charlie Callahan, Mohinders Shoes, Juniper Ridge, Salter Vintage, Mardi Wood, Julie ... Learn More

June

Green Gulch Tour
Tour

Green Gulch Tour

Sat. June 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
$20 Members / $25 General Admission

In conjunction with the exhibition Divine Gardens: Mayumi Oda and Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, participants enjoyed walking the world famous farm that inspired Greens Restaurant and learned about the farm’s innovative organic practices and the diversity of flowers, fruits and vegetables that thrive in coastal Marin’s marine climate.

Learn more about the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center and their ... Learn More

November

Turkey Trot 2017
Fundraiser

Turkey Trot 2017

Sat. November 25, 9:00 am

Bolinas Museum
Pre-Race Day: $15 ages 18 & up / $10 ages 10-17 / Free for Ages 9 & under
Race Day: $25 ages 18 & up / $10 ages 10-17 / Free for Ages 9 & under

Every November, the Bolinas Museum hosts this family-friendly 2-mile walk-trot-run and popular post-Thanksgiving tradition! Racers begin at the Bolinas Museum, wind uphill through eucalyptus trees and open fields, pass by breathtaking coastal views, and through the heart of downtown, before ending back at the Museum where prizes are awarded, and Parkside donuts, lemonade, and Bloody Mary’s are ... Learn More