Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
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Celebrating Early California, Western, and American Art
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through April 16, two exhibitions

Paintings of the Parks

& the
Joshua Meador family collection

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February 2010 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
Tut Viscerna Coffinette
Two Months left to see
Tutankhamun and the Golden
Age of the Pharaohs
at SF's De Young
John W Hilton Nascent Lava Thumb.jpg
Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater
Home of the Volcano School
Millard Sheets San Dimas Station Thumb
Millard Sheets: The Early Years
Pasadena Museum
of California Art

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"May I Have This Dance"
at Santa Rosa's
Charles M. Schulz Museum

Gallery Notes

Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits:
The Greater Bay Area,
So. California & Beyond

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King Tut as King of Upper Egypt
Tutankhamun as
King of Upper Egypt
De Young's King Tut Sign
Two Months left to see the
"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" at SF's De Young

You have a rare opportunity between now and March 28th to experience the glorious artistic and historic wonder of royal objects dating back thirty-two centuries from the reign of King Tutankhamun, the boy King of Egypt. Although we don't know the names of the artisans who created these objects, they were among some of the best artistic talents of the ancient world.

King Tut Visceral Coffin
Perhaps he was fortunate, perhaps not.

But the boy King who has achieved an unparalleled level of immortality was elevated to the Egyptian throne in 1332 B.C., at the age of eight or nine. After briefly ruling less than ten tumultuous years, he had the high honor of attending his own lavish funeral and burial. Unlike those of other kings, his tomb remained undisturbed until November 4, 1922, when it was opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter. Since then, the wonders of Tut's tomb have served to teach people of our times about the age of the Pharaohs. He had no heirs to his throne, and leaders who followed him
King Tut inlaid Pectoral
Inlaid Pectoral Spelling out the Name of the King
King Tut Gold Small Statue Shrine
Small Statue Shrine Detail
attempted to erase his name from history. By doing so, they may have insured that his tomb would remain undiscovered for over three thousand years, but ironically, Tut would in time become the most well known monarch of his age.

About twenty years before Tutankhamun ascended to the throne, the heretical pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti changed the state religion. They replaced the many familiar gods of Egypt with one god, the sun god Aten. This change brought with it controversy which would affect the Tutankhamun. When he ascended the throne, he annulled the change, returning Egypt to its many familiar gods. He was probably in an untenable position, in that he would create enemies no matter what he did.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs stops next in New York City at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, May through Dec., 2010.
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Kilauea's Halemaumau Crater -
Home of the Volcano School
Jules Tavernier Volcano at Night 1880s
Jules Tavernier (1844-1889) Volcano at Night (c. 1880's)
Kilauea was erupting - remote, inhospitable and dangerously dynamic - just the thing for daring landscape painters.

For roughly 100 years beginning in 1823, Hawaii's Big Island hosted some of the world's most talented artists. They willingly endured ocean voyages and the three day long horse trek to experience the Kilauea Caldera and its boiling lake of lava in the Halemaumau Crater. Today, these artists are called "the Volcano school," a rare group of painters who ventured to and painted what few would ever see.
Kilauea outdoor plaque, Halemaumau eruptions

Since the end of the one hundred year eruption, Halemaumau has been relatively quiet with a few fits and starts, but nothing like what it had done during the 19th century. Hence, the Volcano school has had few new participating artists since.

Dean of the Volcano School was French artist Jules Tavernier. He

David Howard Hitchcock Halemaumau Lake of Fire 1888
David Howard Hitchcock (1861-1943) Halemaumau Lake of Fire 1888

came to the U.S. in the 1870's and worked as an illustrator for Harper's Magazine. He never returned to his native France, spending the rest of his life in the American West and Hawaii. He died in Honolulu in 1889.

David Howard Hitchcock was born in Hawaii, and studied painting in Paris and later with Jules Tavernier. He established a Honolulu studio near that of Jules

Ernst William Christmas Kilauea Caldera c 1916
Ernst William Christmas (1863-1918) Kilauea Caldera c.1916
Charles Furneaux Kilauea
Charles Furneaux (1835-1913) Kilauea

Tavernier, and between them they sold many volcanic scenes, quite popular at the time.

While painting at Kilauea, Hitchcock and other Volcano School painters would stay at the Volcano House Hotel which today is the Volcano Art Center. It is reported that Hitchcock helped retire a mounting bar bill by painting a volcanic scene on the chimney. In recent years, the Volcano Art Center has had the painting restored. You may view the chimney painting at the Volcano Art Center, a short walk from the Volcano House in Volcano National Park.
Chimney at the Volcano Art Center Volcano National Park
David Howard Hitchcock chimney painting at the Volcano Art Center

David Howard Hitchcock died January 1, 1943 in Honolulu, just

weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Ernst William Christmas was an Australian born near Adelaide in 1863. He studied painting in Sydney and later in Paris. He traveled widely, and painted the Andes of Argentina and Chile, had a residence for a brief time in San Francisco, and spent the last two years of his life in Hawaii. He died in Honolulu in 1918.

Charles Furneaux was born in Boston in 1835. He moved to Hawaii in 1880 and became friends with King David Kalakaua (sometimes called the Merrie Monarch) and other members of the Hawaiian royal family. He received several commissions from the family, and also taught art at the Punahou and St. Albans school. His artistic reputation is mainly for his Hawaiian paintings. His work resides in Honolulu's Bishop Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Iolani Palace in Honolulu. He died in Hawaii in 1913.

Ogura Yonesuke Itoh Kilauea
Ogura Yonesuke Itoh (1870-1940) Kilauea 1908
Eduardo Lefebvre Scovell Kilauea
Eduardo Lefebvre Scovell (1864-1918) Kilauea 1890

Ogura Yonesuke Itoh was a daring soul. He was born in Japan in 1870, and in 1895, jumped ship in Honolulu and hid from authorities in the Punchbowl Crater. The experience must have made an impression in that he would later become a member of the Volcano School of Hawaiian painters. He is the first Japanese artist to achieve high recognition for his work in Hawaii. His work is similar to that of Jules Tavernier. Itoh left many of his paintings unsigned, perhaps due to his illegal resident status. His work is often displayed at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He died in 1940.

Eduardo Lefebvre Scovell was born in England in 1864. He studied at Eton College and later in Paris. He was also a world traveler, visiting Italy, India, China, Japan, and Brazil. He lived in Hawaii for eight years where he focused his artistic talents mainly on volcano scenes. He was in San Francisco during the 1906 earthquake and like many other artists, left San Francisco for more stable ground.

He moved to Los Angeles and remained there until his death in 1918.

Born in 1826, the son of an American diplomat in Caracas, Venezuela, William Pinkney Toler was born in Caracas was educated in Washington, DC. At age 14, he joined the Navy and served as a midshipman on the USS United States under command of Commodore Thomas Gatsby Jones. He helped hoist the American Flag at the Custom House in Monterey in 1842. He later landed in Hawaii aboard the USS United States in 1843. During his stay in Hawaii, he made two horse trips to Kilauea to sketch the volcano. He resigned the Navy in 1848, and was present in California for the wave of change brought by the Gold Rush and California statehood. In 1853, he married Maria Peralta whose family owned a large land grant that is now the city of Oakland. He settled in San Leandro, and died there in 1899.

Harry Cassie Best is best known for his work in Yosemite. He and his

William Pinkney Tolar Kilauea Volcano
William Pinkney Toler (1826-1899) Kilauea Volcano c. 1860's
Harry Cassie Best Halemaumau Crater Kilauea
Harry Cassie Best (1863-1936) Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea

brother Arthur were musicians touring the Northwest. In time, the brothers forsook their musical ambitions for painting. Arthur settled in San Francisco where he established the Best School of Art. Harry Cassie settled in Yosemite Valley where he maintained his studio, and a modest home and gallery. From his Yosemite base, he would travel and paint many parts of the west and he did manage to travel to Hawaii where he painted the Halemaumau Crater.

Around the turn of the century, a young man with a Kodak box camera visited Harry Cassie Best in Yosemite because Harry had a piano. The young amateur photographer wanted to become a concert pianist and was in need to practice his skills. Harry showed the young musician to the piano and introduced him to Virginia, his daughter. The young man stayed, married the daughter. In time, he too left his musical ambitions for art. Today, the artistry of Harry's son-in-law defines the photographic arts. When Harry died, Yosemite Valley's Harry Cassie Best Gallery became the Ansel Adams Gallery. Harry died in 1936 in San Francisco.

John W. Hilton is a latecomer to the Volcano School. Hilton wasn't born until 1911, after many members of the Volcano School had lived and died. His journey to the Volcano was far less exotic. Rather than a long sea voyage and an arduous multi-day horse journey, Hilton's trip to Kilauea was by jet plane and a comfortable automobile. But he was as much if not more inspired by what he saw.

Hilton was present for the 1967 eruption of the Halemaumau Crater, an event lasting only 251 days in which the volcano sprung to life, oozing 400 cubic yards of lava per second and sending flaming fountains of lava 200 feet into the air. Hilton was a multi-talented man. Apart from painting, he was a self trained biologist, botanist, and geologist. In the beginnings of World War II, he assisted General Patton in choosing Mojave desert locations to train Patton's tank core. Hilton mined optical calcite to make effective optical sights for gunners on American planes.

John W. Hilton Nascent Lava
John W. Hilton (1911-1983) Nascent Lava 1968 (Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery)
As an artist, he was near the center of the California Desert School. He painted with many of the California Desert painters, including Maynard Dixon, Jimmy Swinnerton and Clyde Forsythe. He knew the Mojave and Sonoran deserts as well as anyone, and the geology which created them. What a thrill he must have felt to be able to view Pele in all her glory, to be there while Halemaumau was active. Although truly enthralled by the deserts of the American Southwest, Hilton retired in Hawaii. He died in Lahaina in 1983.
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Millard Sheets: The Early Years (1926-1944)
Main Gallery February 14 – May 30, 2010
Video of Millard Sheet's Friends regarding the artist's interest in
promoting art among visitors to the Los Angeles County Fair
Millard Sheets San Dimas Train Station
San Dimas Train Station 1933
Millard Sheets Painting
Drawn from a broad cross section of Millard Sheets' works, this exhibition features some of his outstanding oils, watercolors, drawings and lithographs, some of which have not been viewed publicly since the 1930s. The exhibit features illustration of Sheets' style as
Millard Sheets California
California 1935

he interpreted the California of the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the WPA era, emphasizing his influence on artists of his time. The exhibit focuses on pre-war and World War II era works, when Regionalist Art and American scene painting was at its zenith.

The exhibition is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and is curated by Gordon McClelland. It is divided into four sections.

Millard Sheets Spring Street
Spring Street 1930
Millard Sheets Beer for Prosperity
Beer for Prosperity 1933

First are oil paintings of the 1920's and '30s done for exhibitions in France and California. The second section presents Sheets' excellent watercolors, today considered the finest Regionalist art produced on the West Coast. Third is a section which illustrates Sheets' changing watercolor style between 1926 to 1944. In the final section, we see watercolors by students of Millard Sheets, works by Milford Zornes, Lee Blair, James Patrick, and Tom Craig.

Also included in the exhibit are black and white lithographs Sheets produced in France while studying with master lithographer Gaston Dorfinant. During the Great Depression, Sheets expressed positive visions of California, offering scenes of California as a beacon of vibrant light amid the turmoil of the times. In the ten years after the Wall Street crash of 1929, Sheets mounted no less than 42 solo exhibitions, on average about one every three months. But he also had time to teach and promote the California Style Watercolor Movement. He taught at the famed Chouinard Art School, and served as head of the art department at the Claremont Graduate School and developed Scripps College's art department into a major art center.

A committed educator, Sheets sought to bring art to people of all backgrounds. He became involved in the Los Angeles County Fair, which brought high quality work to the public, as a teenager when his work was exhibited. In the 1930s, he became director of the Fair and held that position until the 1950s.

The curator of this exhibit, Gordon McClelland, is a seminal figure in advancing the field of California Style watercolors; The California Style, California Watercolor Artists, 1925-1955, Gordon McClelland and Jay Last's book, has been the number one reference book for California School watercolor collecting ever since it came out in 1985. The exhibition about Millard Sheets’ early years will present new research and expand upon the visual story of the artist with further analysis of Sheets’ art, life, and the period in which he painted.

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Snoopy and Lucy Dancing
Photo and strip courtesy of the Charles Shulz Museum
"May I Have This Dance"
at Santa Rosa's Charles M. Schulz Museum
showing January 6 – May 17, 2010
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Snoopy and Dance Strip
Charles Schulz viewed dance as a wonderful way for his characters to express their unbridled joie de vivre. And why not? Other art forms have shown reverence for dance. Great music has been written for dance, it has been celebrated in paintings by Degas and others, and has been the subject of sculpture and poetry and used effectively in drama. So it was quite fitting for the art of cartooning and the Peaunts characters to tip their hats and cut a rug to dance as well.

"May I Have This Dance"
features seventy original Peanuts strips with a dancing theme. Almost all of the Peanuts characters have kicked up their heels from time to time. You will see Snoopy's exuberant suppertime dance, his feel good all over happy dance, and even one where Snoopy is dancing with a gracefully falling leaf.

As of the time when Charles Schulz retired due to his declining health in 1999, Peanuts was published in more

A brief video bio of Charles Schulz by biographer David Michaelis (4 min 36 sec)  

than 2,600 newspapers worldwide. It had grown from its introduction in 1950 when it made its debut in seven newspapers. Why the wide international exposure? Why the success? Why the appeal? Part of the answer is the artistry of Charles Schulz. Every line of every cartoon was drawn by him, and every strip conceived and told by him. Quite simply, his artistry is an expression of his humanity and humor. So stop by and visit Santa Rosa's prize, the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

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Gallery Notes


  • February is the time for charity crab feeds and clam chowder contests in Bodega Bay and nearby towns. Drop us a line if you want us to investigate what events are timed with your visit. Plan ahead for the Fish Fest the weekend of April 17-18.
  • Lee Youngman's gallery in Calistoga has announced six new paintings by Jeannette LeGrue.
  • At the gallery our rack of unframed vintage prints has become popular, such as the Ghost Town series by Clyde Forsythe, signed John W. Hilton desert prints, and Jimmy Swinnerton prints. Visit our prints bin.
  • Linda has some small paintings at the gallery, as well as paintings on display at the Bodega Bay Post Office. You may view her work at Other popular living artists exhibiting at the gallery are Alexander Dzigurski II, son of famed California Seascape painter, Alexander Dzigurski, and Kathi Hilton, daughter of famed California Desert painter, John W. Hilton.
  • Dan will be a docent at the Bodega Bay Marine Lab out on Bodega Head, and invites others to consider volunteer work.

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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
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IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
New Exhibition, January 16 - April 16, 201
Paintings of The Parks
& Joshua Meador: The Family Collection
Map & Location |

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Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


Libby Kirk's fused glass, Susan Amalia, encaustic paintings
Jean Warren, watercolors, Cynthia Swann, acrylics
& Gary Smith's Custom Framing.
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
Gary Smith of Smith and Kirk Fine Art and Custom Framing
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
"A New Beginning 2010" through Feb 12
Jody Shipp, Ron Sumner, Florence Brass, Pam Wallace, & J.C. Henderson
Jerry Dodrill the Photographer
Captures the Coastal Range
Feb 13 - March 29 | Back to the Top

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Blue Heron Ron Sumner

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New Artists, New Acquisitions, New Year
through February
& Paintings by Robert DeVee | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew
And while in Bodega Bay, see paintings by Robert DeVee at
The (increasingly popular) Terrapin Creek Cafe "just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"

Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café, perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup. In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is, in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And 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 | Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
10 artists, 20 - 6"x6" images, 30 days
An astounding exhibit of thirty artists
who have created their own story or theme
in the form of twenty 6" by 6" images!

through Feb 28

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
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Five Artists Paint their Favorite Subjects
Larry Cannon, Teresa Dong, Charles White,
Hye Seong Yoon & Stephen Sanfilippo | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Presently showing new paintings in the gallery from
Timothy Horn. John Poon, Randall Sexton & Brian Mark Taylor | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
Bakers Dozen 2010: Quicksilver Presents the Work
of 13 Bay Area Artists, through February 28

Jenny Honnert Abell
, Cecily Axt, Louise Forbush, Cynthia Granados, Harley,
Kirk Hinshaw, Chiyomi Taneike Longo, Sherry Parker, Armando Ramos,
Deborah Salomon, Micah Schwaberow Lois Stopple, Susan Stover
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Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"The 4th Annual Invitational Exhibition" :: Jan. 19 – Feb 28, 2010
Featuring 31 Northern California Fine Art Painters, Printmakers & Sculptors
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"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
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
Paintings of the Coast by local artists, and fine crafts and household furnishings
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963

(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
fine art oils, encaustics, collage, ceramics, and jewelry. You'll find romantic wine country landscapes, ocean vistas, animal portraits, and whimsical narrative collages.
Artists Jocelyn Audette Michael-Che Swisher Barbara Harvie | | Back to the Top
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi 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.

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top
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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
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

Shining Brightly: Tapestry Weavers West Celebrates 25 Years
January 10 – February 21, 2010
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And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
NEW! in San Francisco's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
See the February Events Page

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de Young Museum

"Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

"Birth of Impressionism"
paintings from Musée d’Orsay
opens May 22

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011, an exhibition highlighting the colorful history of California through the institution’s remarkable collection of artwork.
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Legion of Honor

Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine
October 31, 2009 — July 4, 2010

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

“Our Struggle”: Responding to Mein Kampf
February 11, 2010 - June 8, 2010

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Oakland Museum of California

Opening in May 2010
, the new Gallery of California Art will showcase more than 800 works from the Oakland Museum of California's collection—one of the largest and most comprehensive holdings of California art in the world.

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Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Fiber Art by Adela Akers
Jan 30 - May 30
Paintings by Martha Shaw
Jan 30 - May 30
ArtQuest: A Juried Student Exhibition
Feb 5 - Mar 18

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Hearst Art Gallery

Out of This World
January 17 - March 14, 2010
Ralph Borge: A Symbolic Realist
and His Circle

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

May I Have This Dance?
January 6 to May 17, 2010

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Dec 12, 2009 - Mar 14, 2010
Life of Making Celebrates the work and workings of three acclaimed artists who explore the boundary between the act of making and the art of living. Jim Melchert, June Schwarcz, and Kay Sekimachi

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Mission San Francisco de Solano

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum
Through the Viewfinder:
Mendocino Landscapes
November 21, 2009 – February 7, 2010

Grace Hudson Museum
Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus "
Treasures, Curiosities, and Secrets: The Crockers
and the Gilded Age through May 9, 2010
"Meadows and Mountains: The Art of
William F. Jackson" through May 9, 2010

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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Monterey Museum of Art
Land & Sea,
Paintings and Photographs of
Monterey and Beyond

January 30-October 24, 2010
MMA Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Ansel Adams: Early Works
through Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art
Renoir in the 20th Century
February 14, 2010–May 9, 2010

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915 February 28, 2010–May 23, 2010

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum

Selections From The Irvine Museum, 2009
including Anna Althea Hills
October 6, 2009 to February 13, 2009
El Camino de Oro
Journey Through Early California
Feb 24 - Jun 5, 2010

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art
California Calling: Works from the
Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008
Part I: July 18, 2009 - March 7, 2010 Extended!

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection:
American 19th-Century Landscape Painting
& American Desert Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form
Through February 28, 2010
Organized by SDMA Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form presents nearly 100 works of art from the South Pacific Islands ...
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Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum
Opening November 14, 2009
Evolution and Art in California
through May 30

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica
Norton Simon Museum

The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt
December 04, 2009 - March 22, 2010
Permanent collection,European paintings
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.
Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena
Museum of California Art
Millard Sheets: The Early Years
February 14, 2010 – May 30, 2010
Pasadena Museum of California Art Exterior thumb Los Olivos
Wilding Museum
America's Wilderness in Art:
A Growing Collection
January 13 through March 21, 2010

coming up, Milford Zornes Exhibition
March 31 through June 6
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

"The Greatest Earth on Show"
Paintings of Maynard Dixon and Jimmy Swinnerton through February 21

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Everything Under the Sun:
Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
July 11, 2009–August 29, 2010

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, A Documentation Exhibition
April 2, 2010 – September 26, 2010

Grand Salon Installation—Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection :
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Always After
(The Glass House)
January 21–May 31, 2010
Gallery 186

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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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High Museum of Art

Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius
October 6, 2009 through February 21, 2010
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus
is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Roanoke, VA
The Taubman Museum
19th & 20th Century Paintings
John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, Childe Hassam & others.
Permanent Exhibit
Taubman Musuem Roanoke Virginia
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