Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Pacific Rise: Ocean Health
    CARA ROMERO, "Hermosa" (detail), 2021, Limited Edition Archival Fine Art Photograph. Printed by the artist on Legacy Platine paper, 51 x 40 inches, courtesy of the artist. © Cara Romero. Courtesy of the Artist. All Rights Reserved.
    Main Gallery

    Pacific Rise: Ocean Health

    October 1 - December 31, 2022

    Pacific Rise: Ocean Health expresses both urgency and hope by highlighting the work of visionary artists, scientists, citizens, and organizations. Through painting, photography, multi-media, sculpture, and academic research, the exhibition focuses on the wonder of the marine world, the current age of destructive human impact on the planet—the Anthropocene epoch—and ideas that can empower us as individuals to take responsibility for our daily choices, and be proactive voices for changing our collective human behavior. Uniquely sited steps from the Pacific Ocean in the small town of Bolinas, the Bolinas Museum is deeply committed to supporting our ocean and its health. Presenting the theme of ocean health in our five galleries, we will share the work of outstanding visionary artists, biologists, ... Learn More

  • Laurie Mahan Sawyer: Seeing the Unseen
    LAURIE MAHAN SAWYER, "Crevice Dwellers," 2018, Ink on clayboard, 19 x 16 inches, courtesy of the artist.

    Laurie Mahan Sawyer: Seeing the Unseen

    October 1 - December 31, 2022

    Laurie Mahan Sawyer dedicates her art to engaging viewers in the wonder and complexity of the natural world. This exhibition focuses on species and habitats of the marine world, from delicate watercolors of microscopic animals to bold scratchboard or ink on clay board depicting details of kelp and the life cycle of salmon. A longtime resident of Point Reyes Station in coastal Marin County, she grew up on the southern California coast in Malibu. She found her passion for marine biology while in high school. Sawyer graduated with a degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design, and a degree in science illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. She has collaborated with such organizations as NOAA at ... Learn More

  • Maps at the Edge of Land and Sea
    Point Reyes National Seashore Seabed Classification Map Series, color-coded Bathymetry with contours.
    History Room

    Maps at the Edge of Land and Sea

    October 21 - December 31, 2022

    Like the geologic makeup of the Bay Area, the seafloor along the Marin County coastline is complex and often surprising. The Bolinas Museum History Collection was recently given several maps that depict the off-shore coastline of the Point Reyes National Seashore. These fascinating maps show seafloor characteristics from Bolinas to Tomales, created through multi-beam echosounder technology, taking millions of depth soundings from onboard a ship. Also on exhibit are maps that represent expected changes to our coastline as we experience sea level rise.