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A look back ... last summer's
Musee D'Orsay's Edouard Manet,
the Man who Invented Modernity

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The Comprehensive Keith
through Dec 18

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A look back ... last summer's Musee D'Orsay's Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883) , the Man who Invented Modernity

The old saying goes, "The only thing that remains the same is change." With that in mind, what makes individuals into historical transitional figures? More often than not, this role falls upon well qualified people who are willing to embrace change, to apply the best of what they have to new realities.

Edouard Manet had all the skills. Anne Hoenigswald, conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington who restored Manet's The Old Musician explains how bright the painting is with the removal of old varnish, and she adds a personal comment that Manet "really knew how to handle paint.

But skill as a painter wasn't enough to make him "transitional." For that, he needed to be in the right historical context, and he had to be most open to and enchanted by change. In Manet, we have an extraordinarily well skilled artist alive at the right times. Paris and all of France was changing, and Edouard Manet was willing to change with it.

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Always an immaculately well dressed gentleman with all the right touches including fashionable gloves and a stylish walking cane, he valued being able to enter the French Salon through the front door. He appeared at first glance to be the epitome of the establishment. But today, Edouard Manet is viewed as a revolutionary and the one most responsible for laying the groundwork for and setting in place the bedrock of modern art.

He was criticized for being different, for not painting what he was expected to paint. He dared to challenge accepted norms and paint what he knew, what he saw about him, a Paris in the flux of dramatic change. Whether it was in landscape, portraiture, nudes, or still lifes, Manet challenged tradition, painting the Paris around him in new and daring ways. Those wedded to tradition found him offensive while others found him a breath of fresh air and new life.

Manet - The Man Who Invented Modern Art, (Part 1 of 6) Using the life of Manet as his narrative arch, Waldemar Januszczak tells the story of a complex and difficult man who started a revolution that continues to rumble on today. (Follow links at the end of each video segment to view more. For better viewing, use the expand screen feature at the bottom of the window.)

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Manet Edouard Lunch on the Grass
Lunch on the Grass

Manet was born into a family filled with judges, and the rigid mold was set to mint him into a lawyer and judge as well. Manet wanted no part of the family business, and over time, asserted his right to choose his own path. One of the major elements in Manet's makeup was his strength of character, forged as he overcame his family's expectations. In his art, he found an avenue to express himself as he chose to paint, unimpaired by the expectations and conventions of his day.

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Portrait of Amedee Berger,
Thomas Coulture

Manet lived at an exciting time in Paris, an age of amazing change. Napoleon III had come to power promising to return France to its former greatness. For Manet, the French society's fight between tradition and change was mirrored in his family experience.

In 1850, after a stressful debate with his father, Manet was allowed to participate in the workshop of Thomas Couture, the

Manet Edouard Boy with a Sword
Boy with a Sword
Manet Edouard The Baudelaire Moment
The Baudelaire Moment

most appreciated painter in Paris. Couture ran workshops for young artists and Manet attended for six years. Couture encouraged young Manet to paint the Paris that was around him, the trains and the factories and its people. As someone today might encourage an aspiring writer to writer to write about what he or she knows, Couture encouraged his

Manet Edouard  The Street Singer
The Street Singer

students to paint their own history not anyone else's. In Manet's Paris, history was taking shape all around him. Napoleon III had commissioned Baron Haussmann to rebuild Paris. During a feverish twenty year period, Haussmann made his enduring mark on the city, establishing uniform building heights, grand boulevards, parks, statues and fountains, and setting off these changes with new jewels including the Arc de Triomphe and the Grand Opera House. Manet lived in a huge construction zone, and he embraced it.

But change was not just happening in architecture and urban planning, the French had become enthralled with the style of Spain, an infusion of cultural life they called Hispanomania. Spanish music, dance, style, Spanish story-lines, Spanish blood lust and Spanish art were everywhere. And Manet was being influenced by the work of Velazquez and Goya, work that was direct and gutsy, far removed from the classic mythologies in French painting. It fit right in with Manet's background and training, and he was thrilled with this new energy.

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The Dead Christ with Angels
Manet Edouard Monk at Prayer
Monk at Prayer
Manet Edouard The Dead Torero
The Dead Torero
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The Balcony

His major early work is The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe). It was rejected by the Salon of 1863 but was exhibited in the same building in the Salon des Refusés (Salon of the Rejected). To say the least, the image of fully dressed men and a nude woman in public was controversial and memorable.

Also in 1863, Manet painted Olympia, based on Titian's Venus of Urbino (1538) and reminiscent of Francisco Goya's The Nude Maja (1800). This painting was accepted by the Paris Salon of 1865, but it was considered scandalous. Precautions by the exhibitors protected the canvas from being punctured by offended viewers. Part of the painting's controversial nature was that the woman was partially clothed, wearing an orchid in her hair, a bracelet, a ribbon around her neck and slippers, all drawing attention to her nakedness, her sexuality, and her lack of shame which served to make her presense at the salon all the more confrontational. The painting was appreciated by a host of great painters yet to make their marks, Gustave Courbet, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and later Paul Gauguin.

Manet Edouard Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets
Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets

In 1868, Manet became a friend of Berthe Morisot. She attempted to convince Manet to paint plein air which she had learned from Camille Corot. Morisot was successful to a point, as some of her technique found its way into Manet's painting. It was through his friendship with Morisot that Manet became friends with a wider circle of impressionist painters Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. In 1874, Berthe Morisot became Manet's sister-in-law when she married Manet's brother, Eugene.

Manet was influenced by the impressionists but chose to distance himself from them nonetheless. Yet Manet took from the impressionists a lightened pallette, and a looseness for his own purposes.

Manet enjoyed Parisian life and this can be seen most notably in his Cafe paintings. As any visitor to Paris well knows, Cafes are the best place

Manet Edouard The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
Manet Edouard A Turning Point
A Turning Point

to "people watch." His loosely painted snapshots of Bohemian life capture the mood and vibrancy of the city.

Still lifes held a modest position in Manet's hierarchy, yet he painted them. For him they were far more than decorative works or imitations of the masters. He chose to use still life to express drama, a challenge which informed the rest of his artistic endeavors.

Manet was always a history painter. Because his family had definite political views, it is no

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Manet Edouard Peonies on a PedistalPeonies on a Pedestal

surprise that Manet's views usually ran counter to those of his family. His painting of The Execution of Emperor Maximillian is an example of Manet's willingness use his paintings for political commentary . This painting shows an homage to Francisco Goya's The Third of May, 1808 and was later honored in Pablo Picasso's Korean Massacre.

It is also no surprise that Manet was drawn to the stories of other revolutionaries, those who would dare upset the established norms. Victor Henri Rochefort, a French journalist and politician, was sentenced to life in prison in New Caledonia. He escaped in 1874 and made his way to San

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Edouard Manet Asparagus
Manet Edouard The Execution of Emperor Maximilian
The Execution of Emperor Maximillian

Francisco on an American ship. He then made his way to London where he lived until 1880 when he was permitted to return to France. Manet's Rochefort's Escape was meaningful for him. His friend Claude Monet is quoted as saying in December of 1880, "I saw Manet, in good enough health, very much taken up with a sensational painting for the Salon - Rochefort escaping in a rowing boat on the open sea."

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Korean Massacre,
Pablo Picasso

There is far more to tell regarding Eduard Manet's "inventing modernity," but certainly part of what made him so right for the times was his willingness and delight to depart from tradition in favor of responding to the life and change he found around him. His art reverberates with the energy of his times.

Truly transitional figures don't set out to be transitional. That is a label placed upon them in retrospect. At the time, a transitional figure does not have the hindsight of history. He or she only takes the talent and skills that they have and applies them in the times and circumstances in which each lives, with a willingness to let go of tradition and embrace new ideas to fit the changing times. Looking back, we can see Manet in a manner he could not have seen himself. We can see him in the context of what came after him, and we can appreciate how this extaordinary painter's contributions led to the invention of modernity.

St. Mary's Hearst Museum presents The Comprehensive Keith through Dec 18
In 1888, William Keith reflected on his painting career, saying "I often think that a painter's experience consists of three states, just as in life there are three states of childhood, youth and manhood. In the first state, the young painter is full of ideas and vague feelings, but he cannot express them. In the second state ... he accumulates all kinds of facts, and the knowledge and facts crowd out the vague and mysterious impulses and feelings ..." The third state combines the dreamy impulses of the first state with the ability to paint realistically of the second."
... from the Art of William Keith, exhibition publication, article by Alfred C. Harrison Jr.

An Anthology of Paintings by William Keith (3:36)

The Comprehensive Keith William Keith Exhbition at St Marys College in Moraga CA
Exhibition book now available through Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

"The Comprehensive Keith" currently at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art features over a hundred oil paintings and watercolors, mostly landscapes with a few dazzling portraits. The exhibit covers the two distictive realms of Keith's work. As a younger painter, Keith was a dramatic interpreter of grandeur of California's exceptional landscape, in a lighter palette and influenced by the Hudson River School artist Albert Bierstadt. But as Keith matured and after a trip to Europe, he was influenced by the French Barbizon painters, painting darker and moodier landscapes meant to embody the spirit and feeling one had in response to the

William Keith Photo with Easel
William Keith, Photo with Easel
Heart Museum Exhibition The Comprehensive Keith
The Comprehensive Keith at the Hearst Galleries
St. Mary's College in Moraga

landscape. He added Barbizon aesthetics to his Hudson River School subjects, creating a hybrid style for himself.

In 1872, Keith was exposed to the remote majesty and beauty of California through his friendship with naturalist and fellow Scotsman, John Muir. The pair remained friends their entire lives, although Muir didn't seem to appreciate Keith's embrace of Barbizon styles. Regarding their artistic difference, the pair agreed to disagree.

He and his second wife Mary McHenry, the first woman to graduate from Hasting's Law School, traveled to Europe where he studied in Munich for

William Keith Donner Lake
Donner Lake, circa 1878, Oil on canvas, 24 x 15",
Collection of St. Mary's College Museum of Art, Gift of Agnes M. Egan, 1954.
Klamath Lake with Pelicans and Mount McLaughlin
Klamath Lake with Pelicans and Mount McLaughlin, circa 1908, Oil on canvas, 22 x 32", Collection of Saint Mary's College Museum of Art,
Gift of Averell Harriman, 1948.

three years. When the couple returned to California, they settled in Berkeley. Keith commuted to San Francisco via ferry for years until his studio was destroyed in the fire of 1906. Afterward, he maintained his studio in Berkeley and he taught many aspiring women painters.

Keith was a highly successful painter, and garnered the attention of some wealthy patrons, most noteworthy among them railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman. During the summers of 1907 and 1908, Harriman hosted Keith at his Harriman Lodge located on Pelican Bay on Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. It was an occasion for Keith to attempt plein air impressionist painting. But it is known that Keith was not comfortable with impressionism, considering Claude Monet and his ilk as copyists who left the soul out of nature. He felt impressionism was objective while Barbizon painting was subjective, requiring inspiration from a higher source.

(The painting of Klamath Lake with Pelicans was donated to the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art by E. H. Harriman's son, Averell Harriman. Averell Harriman was a former governor of New York, Secretary of Commerce, and a distinguished American diplomat serving as ambassador to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.)

William Keith Mountain House with Strong Shadow
Mountain House with Strong Shadow, circa 1880's. Oil on canvas, 14 x 34",
Collection of St. Mary's College Museum of Art, Gift of Mary B. Alexander
in memory of her husband, Wallace Alexander.

William Keith Shasta Scene with Weathered Tree
Shasta Scene with Weathered Tree, 1900, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40",
Collection of Saint Mary's College Museum of Art,
Gift of Dr. William O. Buehler

Crystal Bridges Museum Opens, Alice Walton on CBS, Sunday Morning

"Just the beginning ..." Life-long art lover Alice Walton speaks with Martha Teichner just prior to the opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum, dedicated to offering the full spectrum of American Art, telling the American story. The Crystal Bridges project has been a long held dream and, after being conceived in the early nineties, has been progressing toward its opening for nearly twenty years.

Martha Teichner's report offers a complimentary portrait of Alice Walton, but does not sidestep the issue of great wealth's manipulating the art market. The issues raised are quite topical today, but the issue is not new either. For thousands of years great artists and great art collections have always had their patrons, and Alice Walton is but a modern version of patrons and benefactors from long ago.

CBS Sunday Morning, Alice Walton of the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas

November 6, 2011 7:59 AM ...
"Walmart heiress Alice Walton has for many years had a dream of building a world-class museum of American art in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. Now, since she is the world's third-wealthiest woman, Walton used the money to make this dream a reality."

This video is nearly 9 minutes in length and is preceded by a brief 30 second commercial.
For better viewing, use the icon located at the bottom of the viewer

For us, this story begs the question, if great wealth had not commissioned, collected and maintained great art, would it have survived to this day? Isn't the art world far better off having this art preserved and available for everyone? This age-old debate will go on, but for now overall, well done Alice, and thank you for this marvelous gift.

Alice Walton Crystal Bridges Museum
Alice Walton of the Crystal Bridges Museum

With this video prominently posted on their site, Crystal Bridges has some fun promoting its grand opening.
CBS Sunday Morning | the Crystal Bridges Museum Site | Last month's article on the Crystal Bridges Museum | Back to the Top
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News from our Gallery
  • WINTER HOURS: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday effective immediately. However, we are always happy to be called to the gallery during different times on appointment or if you are early or late for our regular hours. Cell phone 510-414-9821, which is posted in the gallery window.
  • CHANGE IS COMING ... With sadness, we bid farewell to our famed framer, Gary Smith and his Small World Framing. Gary is moving from the area, and will be setting up shop in his new home in Paradise, California. Information on where to obtain Gail Packer limited-edition lithographs and Hildy Henry painted frames will be available in the future
  • For our Southland friends or those passing anywhere close to San Bernadino, The Chaffey Community Art Association in Cucamonga is hosting Milford Zornes: On Trees beginning December 2, 2011 - January 29, 2012. The exhibit features 52 paintings by Zornes, showcasing his work on trees over the long span of his career.
  • An artist who garners a lot of attention at our gallery is Alexander Nepote. His layerist works are the subject of a special exhibition in Belmont at the Penisula Museum of Art through Dec 18. Visit their website for more details.
  • In addition to the historic art on which the gallery was founded, the ongoing work of local Bodega Bay resident artists is featured.

    Jean Warren, who studied with the greats of the California watercolor movement, contributes her beautiful and varied watercolors.

    Diane Perry shows photographs and also offers cards of the local scenes, and particularly stunning is the way she catches birdlife in mid-flight.

    Gallery co-owner Linda Sorensen presents her oil paintings principally of West Sonoma and West Marin. Her website,

  • Jean Warren's next watercolor workshop will be held on six consecutive Wednesdays January 11 through February 15, 2012, 9:30-12:30. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 707-829-4797 or contact .
  • Camille Przewodek's teachings about color and light are the subject of a new instructional DVD. Check her website for the link to order and to find out about upcoming workshops. Dale has also designed a paint-saver palette (for oil paint) that is beiing enthusiastically received. Linda has one and will be happy to demonstrate it when she works at the studio that is planned for the third room of the gallery.
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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
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Celebrating Early California, Western and American Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past
(also printbins of unframed vintage block prints, lithographs and watercolors)
plus Bodega Bay resident artists Jean Warren (watercolors), Diane Perry (photography),
and Linda Sorensen (oil paintings)

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The Ren Brown Collection

"Established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific. We offer rotating exhibits throughout the year.
A major focus is modern Japanese prints. Some of the world-famous artists from Japan are SHINODA Toko, TANAKA Ryohei, NAKAYAMA Tadashi, and Daniel KELLY. These woodblock, lithograph and etching prints may be abstract or representational, and often include handmade paper." | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
through Jan 3
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | | Back to the Top

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What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River

PICTURESQUE 35th Anniversary Show

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia
IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
 "Minutely Personal" Hundreds of miniatures by Over 50 local artists,
  6 - 4" x 6" images each, multi-media

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top


Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992)
"Our Problem...Your Opportunity!" | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.
Located 30 seconds from the Continental Inn, 8 minutes from Nick's Cove, 20 minutes from Petaluma, 30 minutes from Point Reyes Station and Santa Rosa, 1 hour from San Francisco and the Napa Valley, 2 hours from Sacramento, 6 hours from New York, and 9 hours from Paris.
Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525. | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
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IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
October 7—December 24, 2011

An Evolving Window Display of Vintage Collectible Sculpture by Monty Monty
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
Sally Baker
“A Picture Is Worth 500 Words [or less]”
Paintings in unison with poetry and prose
Dec 6 - Jan 16 2012
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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture are known for collaborating closely with both business and residential clients and designers from concept to installation. The result is uniquely personal and functional pieces that reflect our clients’ personalities and needs (Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top
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Silouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
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IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

Postwar Modernism of the West
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top

Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level.
If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center

IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community
11th Annual Member’s Exhibition
November 18, 2011 – January 8, 2012
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Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
The WDFM tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" and the Magic Kingdom. Displays superbly present pre-computerized animation, explaining the artistic, technical, and imaginative processes, Well Worth a Visit!

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San Francisco
de Young Museum
Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
through Feb 12

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Oyster Farm:
Photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company
through January 19th

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Pissarro's People
through Jan 22

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum
Houdini: Art and Magic
through January 16, 2012

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Oakland Museum of California

through Jan 22, 2012
Gallery of California Art

showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collecton

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San Francisco

Richard Serra Drawing A Retrospective
through Jan 16

San Francisco
Chinese Historical Society of America

Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s
Extended due to Popular Demand
See our April '11 newsletter article

and your Jake Lee page

Chinese Historical Society San Francisco

Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

Hit the Road Snoopy
through April 2

... the influence comic strips and cartoon art has had on the work of such noted artists as Enrique Chagoya, Christo, Ron English, Llyn Foulkes, Gottfried Helnwein, Sherrie Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Pettibone, Mel Ramos, & Wayne Thiebaud.

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Customized: the Art and History
of the Bicycle

through Feb 5, 2011

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Hearst Art Gallery

The Comprehensive Keith:
100th Anniversary Celebration

through Dec 18
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
SNAP: A National Juried Photography Exhibition
December 8, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Sep 18- Nov 20, 2011

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen

Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Sonido Pirate
through Jan 1
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Grace Hudson Museum

Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly
through Feb12, 2012

Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch, Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail to the right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero,
the green roof building on Wharf Street is the Bolinas Museum)

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Monterey Museum of Art

Gottardo Piazzoni’s Final Murals

through December 2012
California Artists and Portraiture
through Jan 8, 2012

Monterey Museum of Art

Peninsula Museum of Ar
“Alexander Nepote”
through Dec 18
See our Nepote Page

Peninsula Museum of Art Belmont CA
Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Monterey Museum of Art

Rodin and America:
Influence and Adaptation 1876–1936

through Jan 1, 2012

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

approximately 2,000 20th & 21st century artworks including paintings, sculptur, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books.
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Crocker Art Museum

Florence and the Baroque:
Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection

through Feb 12
The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings
from the Georgia Museum of Art

through Feb12 Stockton
Haggin Museum

"if you've not been here yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& a superb collection other California,
American and European impressionists.

-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)

and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits
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Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures from the colonial period to World War II— a survey of of art and culture.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Irvine Museum

Gardens and Grandeur
Porcelains and Paintings by Franz Bischoff
Nov 12 - Mar 8, 2012

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012
Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment

through Jan 8

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Simply Masterful: Picasso and Artists of the Modern Era
Through Sept 4, McCALLUM WING
Western and Native American Art
from the Permanent Collection

Reopening with new selections October 18, 2011|
Combining traditional and contemporary artworks, this installation presents a complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces and artistic traditions that both inform and challenge our ever evolving notion of the West.

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Mexican Modern Painting
from the Andrés Blaisten Collection

through Feb 19, 2012
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Island Encounters:
The Art and Conservation of the Channel Islands

through Jan 8

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Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
through Apr 12
The Original Print: An Introduction to Printmaking
in the Postwar Period
through Apr 12

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, William Keith, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Hart Benton and many more.
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Museum of California Art

Love Never Fails:
The Art of Edouard and Luvena Vysekal

through Jan 8, 2012

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Chaffey Community Art Association Museum
Zornes: On Trees

52 paintings by Milford, showcasing his work
on trees over the life span of his career

December 2, 2011 - January 29, 2012

Chaffey Community Art Association

Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Trappings of the American West
Nov 12 through Feb 19, 2012

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Treasures, Recent Gifts to the Museum
through January, 2012

Santa Barbara Historical Society
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Luminous: The Art of Asia
Jan 8, 2012
Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

The Great American Hall of Wonders
3rd floor North, American Art Museum
through Jan 8, 2012

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
An American Masterpiece:
Charles Willson Peale's George Washington
through Dec 31
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Debuts Nov 11, 2011
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings

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The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York
Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties

through Jan 29
Permanent Collection
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