Programs & Events


Annual Spring Benefit Party
Illustration: KATE GREENAWAY (1846-1901), "Almanack for 1888," Published by George Routledge & Sons, 1888. Bolinas Museum History Archives, Gift of the Waterhouse & Pepper Families, 2022.21.2

Annual Spring Benefit Party

Sat. June 3, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$100 Members* / $125 General Admission

$125 Members* / $150 General Admission

Free. (Please indicate how many children under 12 will attend when purchasing tickets.)

$50 per ticket is tax-deductible.

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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!


We are grateful for the many generous volunteers and donors who make this important fundraiser possible!

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Opening Reception for Summer Exhibitions
Courtyard Event

Opening Reception for Summer Exhibitions

Sat. June 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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 ... Learn More


The Astonishing World in a Drop of Water with with Jenny Jacox and Janai Southworth
JENNY JACOX, Sun (centric diatom) and Moon (the dinoflagellate Pyrocystis lunula), 2021, Photograph on metal, 11 x 16 inches, courtesy of the artist.

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. Plant-like phytoplankton are the base of the oceanic food ... Learn More

Keith Hansen Book Signing:
Courtyard Event

Keith Hansen Book Signing: "The Birds of Point Reyes"

Sat. July 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us in the museum’s courtyard outside Hansen’s Wildlife Gallery to celebrate his brand-new book, Birds of Point Reyes (Heyday, 2023). Here at the edge of land and sea, on the Point Reyes Peninsula, we witness the great bird migration of the Pacific Flyway. In this book, focused on 27 iconic species ranging from the fearsome Peregrine Falcons to ... Learn More