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Nature's Abstract
The Grand Canyon, Arizona 
Oil on linen, 30 x 30

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - February 2015
Celebrating California Art
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Joshua Meador's Boat Anchorage
Joshua Meador
Boat Anchorage
oil on linen, 18 x 24

Theodore Wores The Lei Maker at the Honolulu Musuem of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art,
artists of the Islands
and so much more

Artistic Foment at
Montmartre's historic
Moulin de La Galette

Grand American Tour ...
Archibald Motley 1891-1981,
"Jazz Age Modernist"
Currently on Exhibit
at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
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Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu Museum of Art,
Artists of the Islands and So Much More

by Daniel Rohlfing

Nestled in downtown Honolulu is an Hawaiian Treasure. To be certain, the Honolulu Museum of Art has a notable collection of art from the Islands, but it also possesses a fine collection of European and American paintings. We certainly recommend you visit during your next stop on Oahu.

Since its beginning in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art has strived to give all Hawaiian citizens -- be they native Hawaiians, Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, or Europeans -- an intimation of their ancestral cultures while providing a new "Hawaiian" culture, enriched by the diverse artistic traditions of its citizenry. The museum contains over 50,000 pieces with significant holdings of Asian, American and European paintings, as well as Asian textiles, African works, relics of Oceania and the Americas.

Hawaiian Paintings
An Eruption Hawaii, Jules Tavernier, late 1880's
Halemaumau Eruption at Night,
D. Howard Hitchcock, 1917
Halemaumau Volcano,
Ogura Itoh, early 20th century
Some of the earliest European and American painters in Hawaii were fascinated by the erupting Halemaumau crater of Kilauea on the Big Island. The founder of the "Volcano School" was Jules Tavernier (1844-1889). Tavernier arrived in Hawaii one step ahead of his creditors from San Francisco. Tavernier's massive artistic talent was only exceeded by his taste for high living and free spending. He was highly popular, but never prosperous. Soon after arriving in the Islands, he saw drawings by a promising young painter, D. Howard Hitchcock (1861-1943). Up until that time, Hitchcock was self taught and had done sketches and watercolors of the volcano. Upon seeing these paintings, Tavernier became Hitchcock's teacher and friend. Tavernier died tragically at the young age of 45 in 1889, but his Volcano School continued. After Tavernier's death, Hitchcock studied in Paris. Japanese artist Ogura Itoh (1870-1940) jumped ship in Honolulu in 1895. His work is sometimes mistaken for Tavernier's. Often, Itoh did not sign his paintings, probably to protect his illegal immigrant status.
Sunrise Over Diamond Head, Jules Tavernier, 1888
Torchlight Fishing Waikiki,
D. Howard Hitchcock, circa 1920
Hawaiian Fisherman Lionel Walden 1924
Hawaiian Fisherman, Lionel Walden, 1924

Of course, members of the Volcano School also painted Hawaiian landscapes, scenes of daily island life, and portraits, giving us us a sense of 19th and early 20th century Hawaii. Lionel Walden (1861-1933) was born in Connecticut, studied painting in Paris, exhibited at the Salon and was made a knight in the French Legion of Honor. The Musee D'Orsay and the Brooklyn Museum also have works by Lionel Walden in their collections.

Honolulu Evening, Theodore Wores, 1901-1910

Theodore Wores (1859-1939) traveled the world. He was a San Franciscan who studied painting in Munich, painted with William Merritt Chase, painted in Japan, and exhibited in London where he became friends of James McNeil Whistler and Oscar Wilde. He had two extended stays in the Islands in 1901-02 and 1910-11. His most famous painting is The Lei Maker. He befriended and painted with California's Grace Hudson during her Hawaiian visit in 1901, and was recently featured in the "Days of Grace" exhibition at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA. Grace Hudson is most famous for her portraits of Native American subjects.

Hawaiian Child with Poi Bowl,
Theodore Wores, 1901
The Lei Maker, Theodore Wores, 1901
Man with a Yoke Carrying Taro,
Joseph Strong, 1880

Joseph Strong (1852-1899) lived in Honolulu in the 1850's for a few years while growing up. His father was pastor of the Congregational Church in Honolulu on 4th Street. His father then relocated to Oakland in 1859. Young Joseph studied painting at the California School of Design with Virgil Williams. He next studied in Munich, returning to San Francisco where he became an active member of the Bohemian Club. He was close friends with Jules Tavernier. In 1881, he and Taverier took over an entire floor of a building at 728 Montgomery Street for living quarters and studios. The location quickly became the social center of the San Francisco art scene. On one occasion, Strong and Tavernier threw a memorable party for the visiting playwright Oscar Wilde.

But the high life of San Francisco proved too much for Joseph -- too much alcohol, and too little artistic output. He relocated to Hawaii in 1882, only to have Tavernier follow him out to the islands in 1885. In 1887, the Hawaiian Embassy appointed Strong as the official artist for Samoa. He executed many paintings of that island.

In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) came to the islands. Her artistic life seemed stalled. To reinvigorate her artistic life, she accepted a commercial commission, to paint pineapple plants in Hawaii to be used in advertising. Upon her arrival in the islands, Pineapple executives wanted to dictate to Georgia what to paint and restricted her access to the pineapple plantations, as it would be inappropriate to allow a woman to roam the plantations unaccompanied.

Obviously, none of these pineapple executives had a clue as to the artistic temperament of Georgia O'Keeffe or the strength of her personal will. Put off by their attempt to manage her, Georgia arranged to visit outer islands and see Hawaii on her own terms.

She ended up staying with a family who managed a sugar plantation in Hana on the Island of Maui. The family's daughter, Patricia Jennings, served as Georgia's guide as they made painting excursions about Maui. To the right are two of four paintings Georgia did in Maui's Ioa Valley. See our January issue for more Georgia's 1939 visit.

Georgia O'Keeffe Ioa Valley #3
Waterfall No 3, Ioa Valley, Maui Hawaii

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1939
Ioa Valley #1 Georia O'Keeffe
Waterfall, End of the Road, Ioa Valley, Maui
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1939
European and American Paintings
Paul Cezanne Un Close
Un Close, Paul Cezanne, 1890
The Honolulu Museum of Art's American and European collections are impressive. The collection includes works by the most notable impressionists and post impressionists from both France and the United States. Here is a sampling of some of their treasures.
Vase de Pivoines, Henri Fantin Latour, 1891
Winslow Homer Fisherwomen Cullercoats 1881
Fisherwomen, Cullercoats, Winslow Homer, 1881
The Child's Caress, Mary Cassatt 1890
The Bath, Woman Supporting her Back,
Edgar Degas, 1887
Portrait of a Woman, Alfred Henry Maurer, 1908
Wheat Field, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Annelies, Henri Matisse, 1944

In the Jura Mountains, Gustave Courbet, 1872-73
Le Tapis Vert, Georges Braque, 1929
Fan, Pipe and Glass, Pablo Picasso, 1911
Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1917-1919
Lady Valerie Maux (Arrangement in Black, No. 5),
James McNeil Whistler, 1881

Seated Nude, Amedeo Modigliani, 1918

Two Nudes on a Tahitian Beach,
Paul Gauguin, 1891

Morning Winter Sunshine, Pont Neuf,
Camille Pissarro, 1901

Flower Seller, Diego Rivera, 1926

James Peale Watermelon Still Life 1824
Watermelon and Fruit Still Life
James Peale 1824
Honolulu Museum of Art | Back to the Top

L'absenta Au Moulin de la Galette, 1892,
Ramon Casas, Museu de Montserrat, Barcelona
Artistic Foment at Montmartre's Historic Moulin de La Galette
by Daniel Rohlfing
In contemporary Paris, the Moulin de La Galette is a modest restaurant, tastefully sharing its artistic and historic roots with its customers. But what a history, and what artistic roots! This windmill was the scene of brutal battles and was a local hang-out for some of most influential Parisian artists of the late 19th century. One of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's most famous paintings "Bal du Moulin de la Galette" was painted there in 1876.

Moulin du la Galette
Exterior of today's restaurant,
Moulin de la Galette, 2013

Interior of today's restaurant, Moulin de la Galette, 2013
Interior of today's restaurant,
Moulin de la Galette, 2013

The original windmill "Moulin de la Galette" was known as "Blute-fin." It was built in 1622 and comes from the French verb "bluter" meaning sifting flour for the separation from bran. It was joined by another windmill called "Radet" in 1717. The two mills were acquired by the The Debray family 1809.

A gruesome history ... At the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814, Paris was under siege. At the mills, three Debray family members lost their lives while defending the mill, and one of their millers was killed. For dramatic effect, his body was nailed to one of the wings of the windmill. Fifty-five years later during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), Montmartre was attacked by 20,000 Prussian troops. Restaurateur Pierre-Charles Debray was killed and nailed to the wings of the windmill, just as had been done to one of the Debray's millers a half century earlier at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

This Khan Academy video features Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth
Harris discussing while viewing Bal du Moulin de La Galette
at the Musee D'Orsay in Paris.
Pierre Auguste Renoir Bal du Moulin de la Galette 1876
Bal du Moulin de la Galette
, 1876
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Musee d'Orsay, Paris
Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Galette certainly is the most famous painting associated with the mill,
but the mill was also painted by Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh and others

When the Napoleonic Wars ended, there was a major change for the windmills. In the 1830's, rather than milling wheat, the location was transformed into a guinguette and a restaurant. Guinguettes were dancing venues, often accompanied by a restaurant and featuring a local white wine. The name of the Mill "Moulin du la Galette" was kept by this new business. "Galette" a well loved local treat, a rough brown bread which was produced by the flour which had been milled at the site for years.

After the Franco-Prussian War, locals, including Montmartre's collection of near penniless Bohemian writers, musicians, composers, artists and models, all frequented the Moulin de la Galette.

Photo, Moulin de la Galette, 1885

Moulin de la Galette
, 1886, Vincent Van Gogh
charcoal, ink and pencil sketch
Phillips Collection, Washington

Le Moulin de la Galette, 1886 Vincent Van Gogh, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Like other places in Montmartre such as Le Chat Noir and the Moulin Rouge, it was one of the thriving locations where locals met one another and shared in the Parisian joie de vivre.

Moulin du le Galette Vincent Van Gogh
Moulin de la Galette, 1886, Vincent Van Gogh,
1886, Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Is there anything to be learned from this location about how the Montmartre artistic community proved over time to be such hotbed of creative artistic output?

Certainly, part of the answer lies in the fact Paris had just survived a war, and Parisians were eager to forget the dangers and deprivations and once to again, enjoy life.

But that may not be the entire answer. Today, we too enjoy peace. Perhaps, part of the answer can be attained by comparing our times with theirs.

Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, 1889
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec,
Art Institute of Chicago
Moulin de la Galette, 1900,
Pablo Picasso, Guggenheim Museum, NY
Corner of Moulin de la Galette
, 1892
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Moulin de la Galette
, 1922
Maurice Utrillo (son of Suzanne Valadon)

Although we have a capacity today for instant world wide communication and lightening fast sharing of ideas, individuals spend far less time conversing, meeting, sharing and enjoying life together.

The leisure time artists had in the late 19th century was often spent in cafes and cabarets, sharing conversation and dancing while sipping coffee, wine and absinthe. They had no television, radio, or internet to sap their communal sharing.

Rather than busily posting their latest work on Facebook, these artists told other artists of their work. A result of their social interactions, they would visit each other's studios, pose for each other's portrait work, discussed techniques, composition, color theory and painting methods, and would freely critique each other's work. This cross pollination of ideas shared in social relationships had a profound effect.

Should contemporary painters take a moment and consider the value of Montmartre's 19th century example? Maybe some entrepreneurial spirit will find a way to provide a 21st century version of a Parisian guinguette, home for a new foment of creative life.

Today's Moulin de la Galette Restaurant in Paris | Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Galette at the Musee D'Orsay| Back to the Top

Grand American Tour ...
Archibald Motley 1891-1981, "Jazz Age Modernist"

by Daniel Rohlfing
Archibald Motley, Self Portait
Archibald Motley, Self Portrait
Art Institute of Chicago

"Archibald Motley, Jazz Age Modernist" is making the grand American tour. First shown at Duke University's Nasher Museum, it is presently at the Los Angeles Museum of Art through January 31, and then on to New York's Whitney Museum this fall.

Archibald Motley Photo Archibald Motley Photo with Self PortraitArchibald Motley
with his self portrait, "Me at Work."
Archibald Motley, Nightlife Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago

My first experience with Archibald Motley came as a surprise. Having just walked through the Art Institute of Chicago's French Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings, and hanging close to Picasso's "The Guitar Player," there I saw Archibald Motley's lively and captivating "Nightlife." The whole of the painting was a visual delight, with colorful rhythm and percussion equal to the jazz reverberating among the figures.

The scene's movement drew me in. Throbbing with life, jazz and color, here was a party I wanted to attend. I knew this was a painting I wanted to remember and I vowed to learn more of the artist. And now, with this touring exhibition, you too can get to know of Archibald Motley, and visit this fascinating American painting exhibition.

This brief video introduction of "Archibald Motley, Jazz Age Modernist" features
Professor Richard J. Powell of Duke University, guest curator of this traveling exhibition.
Archibald Motley was a native of New Orleans and graduated the Art Institute in Chicago in 1918 at the age of 27. He is best known for painting the vibrancy of African American life in the jazz age of the 1920's and 1930's.

Although Archibald Motley never lived in Harlem, he is recognized as a major contributor of the Harlem Renaissance. His specialty was portraiture which he believed gave him an avenue to elevate the dignity of his race, showing the strength, beauty and character of his subjects,
He enjoyed success early in his career. His painting "Mending Socks" was voted the favorite exhibition 1927 at the Newark Museum of Art. His paintings sold well at exhibition and he was awarded the Harmon Foundation Award in 1928
Archibald Motley, Grandmother Portrait
Grandmother Portrait
He applied for a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927 and won the fellowship in 1929. He found his greatest inspiration among the great Renaissance painters exhibited at the Louvre and among the artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Inspired by these styles, he applied them in new ways to the African American experience.
He was among the first to paint black female nudes, which up until his time, had not been done.
After the Bath
Archibald Motley Mending Socks
Mending Socks 1927
Archibald Motley, Between Acts
Between Acts
Archibald Motley Nude Portrait of my Wife 1930
Nude Portrait of my Wife
, 1930
Archibald Motley, Self Portrait Me at Work
Self Portrait Me at Work

Motley was of mixed racial heritage and was fascinated with skin color, exploring it in many of his paintings.

He never really fit or felt comfortable in any category. He didn't think of himself as being "white" or "black." His wife was white, but certainly her race did not concern him. He instead explored his own racial identity by painting the range of colors found across the racial spectrum.

He explored skin color with paintings of "octoroon," "quadroon," and "mulatto." But the subjects in these paintings cannot be riveted to one definition or another. Without the title of "octoroon," racial mix doesn't matter in appreciating these pleasing portraits on their own merit.

Archibald Motley, Octoroon Girl
Octoroon Girl
 Archibald Motley, Octoroon
This was Motley's way of saying in a very compelling artistic manner, that such distinctions are useless. To define anyone with physical markers of blackness is an unstable, unreliable, and a meaningless and degrading exercise.
Archibald Motley, Portrait Hot Rhythm
Portrait Hot Rhythm
Archibald Motley, Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers

His most popular paintings depicted the black jazz culture in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. His lively and colorful street and club scenes show individuals interacting with one another while simultaneously showing viewers the big picture, giving a full context for the joy and life for his subjects.

The observer can't help but noticing something is going on, something inviting and lively. One can't help but want to join in the fun. His works speak for themselves. It is Motley's visual invitation to recognize and celebrate and dance to rhythms and the beauty of it all.

If you hadn't known of him before, please remember the name Archibald Motley and count him among those you consider to be among the pantheon of great American painters.

Archibald Motley, Getting Religion
Getting Religion
Archibald Motley, Black Belt
Black Belt
Archibald Motley, Barbecue
Archibald Motley, Blues
Archibald Motley Saturday Night 1935
Saturday Night 1935
Past Exhibition Nasher Museum, Duke University | Current Exhibition LACMA | Future Exhibiiton at the Whitney Museum in New York | Back to the Top

Gallery News

Our Gallery Hours are from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Wednesday through Sunday. We are also available for scheduled appointments, especially for those who wish to view the gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays. Please call Dan at the gallery and schedule a visit, or call him on his cellphone, 510-414-9821

Closes February 9! -- Hole in the Head:
The Battle for Bodega Bay
and the Birth of the Environmental Movement
Now at the Sonoma County Museum,
425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa, CA 707-579-1500

Bodega Bay Nuclear Power Plant Foundation
IT ALMOST HAPPENED ... half a century ago ...
The foundation for the Bodega Bay Nuclear Power Plant reactor
being built on Bodega Head ... today, our famous Hole in the Head

The exhibition chronicles the story of the nuclear power plant, proposed for construction at Bodega Head in 1958, and its defeat by members of the local community in 1964. Stories will focus on the lives of the individuals involved in the struggle against PG&E and the arguments made against the plant on one of California’s most pristine coastal areas. This project not only honors the region’s earliest environmental activists but shows their enduring legacy for our region.

The project will include an in-gallery exhibition featuring text, photographs, artifacts and multimedia—mostly in the form of edited video interviews. The interviews will include new video collected for this project, as well as edited segments from a rich collection of existing video histories in SCM’s collection. (Click to See the article in the Press Democrat)

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What's showing in Bodega Bay?
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1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay,
CA 94923, 707-875-2911 | Map & Location
Celebrating Early California Art
- original paintings by famous artists of the past - and local artists
Vineyards, Orchards, Ranches & Farms
Joshua Meador Composed by the Sea
"Composed by the Ocean"
Joshua Meador
Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail The Ren Brown Collection
New Exhibit of Woodblock Prints
Maki, Haku ... Tamekane, Yoshikatsu ... Fukami, Gashu ... Schwaberow, Micah
2015 Karhu Calendars have arrived! | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

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
"The Traveling Painters" Bart Walker, Paul Kratter, & Sergio Lopez |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

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

Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |
Art Inspired by the Natural World 
Reception: Sat, Jan 31, 4-7pm
January 27 - Mar 28

456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

Famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork. | Back to the Top
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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
Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery | (707) 829-8912  |
9048 Graton Road, Graton CA 95444 | Open Wednesday ~ Saturday 10:30 to 6, Sunday 10:30 to 4

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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 (707) 473-9600  |
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4

john Anderson
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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 Art Center
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and involve the whole community

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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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) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Youngman

Paul Youngman
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
"All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
through Feb 9

-- view location on Google Maps
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de Young Museum
Keith Haring: The Political Line
through Feb 16
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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
through Jan 25

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Legion of Honor

Permanent European
and Impressionist Paintings
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail Oakland
Oakland Museum of California

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California

through April 12

-- ongoing Gallery of California Art
-showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collection

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San Francisco

Now ... More Open than ever ...
see our website
but closed for renovations
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
LAST DAY of the Exhibition... Feb 8
Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement
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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Peanuts in Wonderland" through April 26

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa

Hearst Art Gallery
Christo and Jeanne Claude: The Tom Golden Collection, through March 22
Photography by Robert Gumpert: Take a Picture/Tell A Story & "I need some deodorant. My skin's getting restless," Psychiatric Emergency Services
through March 22
William Keith, through March 22

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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 954
(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum
JULES TAVERNIER: Artist & Adventurer
through March 8
Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch,
Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby,
Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
The Bedford Gallery, Lesher
Center for the Arts
Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

Warren Chang
through April 6
Monterey Museum of Art Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910
Feb 1 - April 26

& their marvelous Permanent Collection Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

(including one of our galllery's favorite artists,
Robert Rishell's portrait of Gov. Ronald Reagan)
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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum!

-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
plus the works of Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
Norman Rockwell's mentor.
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
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
& "Levitated Mass"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
California: This Golden Land of Promise
through May 21
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Degas to Chagall:
Important Loans from
The Armand Hammer Foundation

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Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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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

Norton Simon Museum

-an Impressive

Permanent collection,
European impressionist and post impressionist paintings
See our newsletter from March 2014

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
Pasadena Museum of California Art
Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage
Through May 31
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Architecture in Art
through July 13

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

Permanent Collection: American Art
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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

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
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges
Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia , PA
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Campus
Barnes Foundation Campus Philadelphia Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
American Art
Permanent Collection
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New York , NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York