Programs & Events

January

Community Open House: Contemplating the Night
Special Event

Community Open House: Contemplating the Night

Sat. January 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 - 3:00 am

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

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

April

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

The Art of Flower Arranging with Sally Robertson

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
Courtyard Event

Art in Bloom: Creative Community Flower Arrangements in the Courtyard

Sat. April 18, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

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
Sally Robertson's koi pond. Photo: Saxon Holt
Garden Tour

Brunch in the Garden with Sally Robertson

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
In the greenhouse at California Orchids
Tour

Cocktails & Orchids with Mary Nisbet

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