Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
January 2009 News, Articles, and Opinions from the world of California’s Heritage Art & Beyond,
& Gallery and Museum exhibits you won't want to miss.
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Linda and Dan Photo
Linda Sorensen & Daniel Rohlfing
Plan a trip to Bodega Bay & Visit the Gallery (Map & Location)
Current Exhibit: "Gallery Favorites,"... with works by Joshua Meador, Ralph Love, Karl Schmidt, Dedrick Stuber,
Ralph Baker, Nels Hagerup, John W. Hilton, Alexander Dzigurski, Milford Zornes, & Grace Allison Griffith.
Also on display,
contemporary works by Alex Dzigurski II, Kathi Hilton, & L. L. Sorensen

Coming Exhibit, Jan 16 - April 20: Celebrate! An exhibit featuring our most stunning paintings. (Click to preview)
created by well-known artists of California's past, represented in fine museums and prestigious private collections

As we look forward to the inauguration later this month,
we take a look back at the last painter to hold the Oval Office, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

DD Eisenhower at Easel Photo Thumb
Ike, Inaugurated 56 years ago,
General, President, & Painter
John W Hilton Calcite Mine Photo Thumbnail
John W. Hilton painting
given to Ike at the 1957 Inaugural

Childe Hassam Photo
Childe Hassam's White House Painting, Avenue in the Rain
Gustave Caillebotte Paris Street Rainy Day 1877 Thumbnail
Impressionists Going Home
to a newly renovated
Chicago Art Institute
Bert Monroy Photo by Jeff Schewe
Digital Artist Bert Monroy
at the Hearst Museum, Moraga
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Visit our Guide
to Current Museum Exhibits

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Notes


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Ike (1890-1969)
Inaugurated 56 years ago, General, President, & Painter

DD Eisenhower The College Collection Cover

We knew him as a giant of public life, Commanding 5-star General and a two term President, but the role in life which brought him the greatest satisfaction and pleasure was his more private life as a painter. So says The Eisenhower College Collection, The Paintings of Dwight D. Eisenhower published in 1972 by the Nash Publishing Company.

Ike's other recreational pursuits were his love of

DD Eisenhower at Easel
Above, Ike at Easel
Right, French Garden 4 x 6,
collection of Susan Elaine Eisenhower, Initialed DDE
DD Eisenhower French Garden

hunting, reading Western stories, and playing golf, but painting provided an outlet for his endless supply of curiosity and his fascination with color. When he was dissatisfied with a painting, he would destroy it. But more often than not, he was pleased with his work and would offer his finished pieces as gifts to his friends. For Ike, painting was an expression of his private self, an absorbing inner challenge which served to counterbalance the challenges of public life. There never was an exhibition of his works. But in 1967 at the age of 77, Ike consented that a number of his paintings be published in The Eisenhower College Collection.

Ike is thought to have gained an appreciation of how painting could provide a creative diversion from the pressures of public life from Winston Churchill. Ike had met the Prime Minister on many occasions in the days prior to the invasion, in North Africa, at Portsmouth in the Overlord days, and weekly dinners at Number 10 Downing Street. Churchill told Ike of a period of pressure during his earlier political life, when he sat down at a box of his children's watercolor paints. He felt that the unforgiving nature of watercolor was not for him, but he soon decked himself out with a full set of oils, easel, and brushes.

It was at this point that Churchill, this lion of World War II, this British Bulldog sat helpless and cowardly in front of a blank canvas. But he soon overcame the block, and painted freely from then on. He gave Ike a piece of advice. Ike later translated the PM's British English into Ike's Americanized vernacular, "Look, don't be afraid of the darned thing. Go ahead and do it. Just take a brush and start putting something on the canvas."

Ike came to painting later in life. At the end of World War II, he had not yet touched a brush to canvas. But that soon changed. He painted during his tenure as President of Columbia University, and at the White House, he kept a small second floor room at a high level of security. No one could enter when he was not there, and precious few could enter when he was there. This was Ike's White House studio, where canvas, paints and brushes remained at the ready. He said of the room, it was a prime requirement for amateur painting for fun that no one be able to see "how badly you were doing."

DD Eisenhower A Country Road|
A Country Road, 14 x 11 1/4
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Leigh M. Battson
DD Eisenhower at Easel 2

Ike would spend hours in the room on rainy Sunday afternoons when he couldn't play golf, and often steal a moment when he would enter for a brush stroke or two.

Ike told a New York Times reporter in 1967 that painting was the best way to relax. He went on to explain, "You put the surface of your mind on the canvas while the rest of your mind is making decisions."

The Eisenhower Library and Museum | TOP
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John W. Hilton painting
given to Ike at the 1957 Inaugural
John W. Hilton at Calcite Mine during WWII
John, taking a rare break at his
calcite mine during World War II

John W. Hilton was like America. During the war, he had made sacrifices and worked hard, but after the war, during the 1950's, his hard work met with success.

Two almost simultaneous chance meetings vaulted John's artistic career. He received critical acclaim for his painting, gaining the admiration and support of Chicago art benefactor and expert William T. Cresmer. At Cresmer's urging, John W. Hilton was given a one-man show at the Grand Central Gallery in New York, commencing in the winter of 1957.

Also after the war, another art lover happened to come across John's painting at an outdoor exhibition in Palm Springs - General Dwight Eisenhower. Ike, being an amateur painter, was impressed with John's paintings, and got to know him pretty well. Ike made several painting trips to John Hilton's Twentynine Palms home.

Eisenhower Letter of Gratitude of Painting Given on the occasion of Ike's Innauguration in 1953
Ike's letter of appreciation to John for his gift of Twentynine Palms Oasis, a painting Ike placed in his office. Later on, the painting was donated by Mamie Eisenhower to the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Palm Desert.

For this story,As John's one man show was beginning in New York, he made the trip down to Washington for Ike's Second Inaugural. He brought with him a painting entitled Twentynine Palms Oasis, giving it to Ike as a gift from the entire community back home. Ike accepted, and placed his Hilton painting in the Oval Office. After Ike died in 1969, Mamie Eisenhower donated the painting to the Eisenhower Memorial Hospital in Palm Desert, CA. we'd love to show you a photograph of Twentynine Palms Oasis, but for now, it appears the painting may be misplaced, or hanging on an unlisted wall in an administrative corner of the hospital.

A member of the Eisenhower Hospital Auxiliary is sleuthing about to locate and photograph the painting for us, and we will post it if it can be found.
Eisenhowers and Nixons at the Swearing In 1957
Ike and Mamie in 1953 Innaugural Parade
Above: Eisenhowers and Nixons at the swearing in Bottom, Ike and Mamie in the Inaugural Parade.
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Childe Hassam's White House Painting, Avenue in the Rain Child Hassam Avenue in the Rain 1917 White House CollectionWhite House Collection: Avenue in the Rain (1917)
Childe Hassam (1859-1935).
Oil on canvas. Gift of T. M. Evans. (1963)
With this month's inaugural, we wish to call attention to "Avenue in the Rain," a dazzling 1917 impressionist painting by Childe Hassam (1859-1935) which has been in the White House collection since 1963.
Childe Hassame Photo

Hassam created the work in 1917, just months before the U.S. entry into World War I. The scene depicts the pre-war patriotic fervor expressed in a display of American flags on Fifth Avenue in New York. In the 1880's, Hassam had studied in Paris at the Académie Julian, and this painting perhaps expresses his feelings about America's participating in the war to end all wars.

Today, Hassam's paintings reside in most of America's fine art museum collections. But this current popularity of his work belies the tale of his frustration with the changing tastes in art away from his beloved impressionism.

In the December 22 issue of the New York Times, Benjamin Genocchio reviews an exhibition of Hassam's later works entitled “Childe Hassam: An American Impressionist on Long Island,” now through February 22nd, at the Long Island Museum. Genocchio says Hassam was "disgruntled" as impressionism faded and modernism ascended in popularity, a new style Hassam referred to as "Ellis Island Art."

As the 19th century was drawing to a close, Hassam retreated from the New York art world to the tranquility of eastern Long Island to the village of East Hampton, a modest and quiet place in 1898. There he painted the rural scenes before him, the tree lined streets of the village, farms, houses, horses pulling carts, windmills and shipyards.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Hassam Page | Metropolitan Museum of Art Film of Childe Hassam (RealPlayer Required)| TOP

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Impressionists Going Home to a Newly Renovated Art Institute of Chicago


While the Art Institute of Chicago was renovating and adding to its lakeside facilities, its extensive collection of impressionist paintings spent the summer and autumn in Ft. Worth, Texas, at the Kimbell Art Museum. With renovations complete, the collection returned home just in time for the holiday season.

The Chicago Art Institute's famed collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist works recently returned to eleven renovated and expanded galleries. Works by Gustave Caillebotte, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh are now home to stay.

The new galleries are rearranged in a manner to help the viewer appreciate the chronology and story of Impressionism and Post Impressionism, and will include never-before displayed works. The renovated galleries of the Impressionist and Post Impressionist collection is one of several signal events leading to the May opening of the Chicago Art Institute's new Modern Wing. The new wing will house contemporary art, modern art, architecture and design, and photography.

Claude Monet Water Lilly Pool
Claude Monet Water Lilly Pool
Gustave Caillebotte Paris Street Rainy Day 1877
Gustave Caillebotte Paris Street Rainy Day 1877
Pierre Auguste Renoir Two Sisters 1881
Pierre Auguste Renoir Two Sisters 1881

An excellent video Slide Show Tour, Gems of the Chicago Art Institute
accompanied by Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto (9 1/2 minutes)

Among the newly exhibited objects is a buffet cabinet carved and painted by Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard in 1888. Paintings by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Pierre Aguste Renoir have been reframed, giving them a new appearance. A selection of decorative arts and paintings by Swiss Artist Ferdinand Hodler (circa 1900) leads from the Impressionists and Post Impressionists, a tasteful stepping stone into the Modern Wing of the Museum. Chicago Art Institute | TOP

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Bert Monroy Photo by Jeff Schewe
Digital Artist Bert Monroy on exhibit at the
Hearst Museum St. Mary's College, Moraga
Digital images as art? This is what Bert Monroy wishes for you to consider. His exhibition at the Hearst Museum at St. Mary's College in Moraga seeks to challenge preconceptions and help enlighten both art lovers and palette knife and brush painters with his set of new electronic tools for artistic expression.
Correction ... Originally, we reported that the digital art of Bert Monroy began with digital photographs.
We were in error. Each of his works is original, no photos, scans, or enhancements.
Bert Monroy El Platform Sears Tower
A Chicago El Platform and the Sears Tower

In this video, Bert Monroy explains digital painting. (4 min 15 sec)
Bert Monroy Bodega Shadows
"Bodega Shadows"

Beginning January 17 through April 5, the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary's College in Moraga will exhibit the digital paintings of Bert Monroy. He says he uses the word "paint" for lack of a better word. He stresses that his real medium is light. Born in Brooklyn of Columbian and Mexican immigrants, Bert has built a career in the advertising industry, working as a creative director for multiple agencies and as owner of his own agency.

He began working with Macintosh computer art in 1984, and as the computers became more powerful and adept at the nuances necessary for fine art applications, Bert's skills and artistic prowess kept pace. He is an author and renowned expert in his field of computerized art. He is a teacher as well, having taught computerized art at a number of universities and for private clients, including Pixar, Disney, and Lockheed/Martin, and Pacific Light and Magic.

What is amazing is Bert's does not begin with a digital photo. Every image is created entirely from scratch. There are no scans. No enhancement of photos. Purely from scratch. He considers the computer screen his canvas, and the computer as his set of brushes where he creates his dazzling magic.

Art lovers used to more traditional definitions may not wish to embrace Bert's art at first glance, but he makes a credible argument. All painters use light as their medium. Paint, brushes and palette knives are tools to recreate that light, with artistic interpretation. Bert merely wishes to add his Macintosh to the tool kit. Perhaps we could convince him to clean his keyboard with turpentine after each session. But as artists of each new generation bring new ideas, methods, and skills to the legacy of art, the human drive to express and interpret the surrounding world seems to have not changed since the first drawings were applied to cave walls long ago.

Bert Monroy's Website TOP Hearst Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga
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Carl Bray Thumbnail Desert Artist, Carl Glen Bray's Historic
Home & Gallery

Carl Bray Desert Sunset on Mountains

Above left : Carl Glen Bray at his Indian Wells Home and Gallery

Left: Carl Glen Bray painting,
Desert Sunset on Mountains

Right: Photo of Desert Painters & Friends Fred Chisnall and Carl Glen Bray courtesy of journalist Ann Japenga

Fred Chisnall and Carl Bray, desert artists and friends

This just in from Ann Japenga in Palm Springs. Simlar to recent efforts to demolish the Rancho Dos Palmas home of John W. Hilton, another desert artist's historic home and gallery is in peril.

Carl Glen Bray came to the California desert during the depression. In classes sponsored by the WPA, he studied painting with Maynard Dixon and Russell Swan. He became a popular lecturer for college classes, television shows and art groups. In 1956, he settled a home and art gallery in Indian Wells and had developed a close friendship with artist/engraver Fred Chisnall. Fred Chisnall was an artist credited by John W. Hilton as his most demanding and most effective art teacher.

Adele Ruxton of the Indian Wells Historic Preservation Foundation wrote the Indian Wells City Council about the matter in a January 7 letter. Here is the text of that letter.

Re: Carl Glen Bray House and Gallery -- Please let it be noted that the Indian Wells Historic Preservation Foundation, at its regular meeting on January 6, 2009, approved a motion to request that the City of Indian Wells maintain a 90 day moratorium on the possible demolition of the Carl Bray House and Gallery. It was only on the morning of the meeting that the board learned of the fact that the city had purchased the house from the seller. It had always been the hope that whoever owned the property would work with the IWHPF to help preserve an important and historic site within the city limits.

At this point in time we want only to hear of the city’s intentions and to ask that at some point “our side” can be presented for review. In the event that the buildings must come down, we will need the time to photograph, describe, register, etc. so that the site may become one to be recognized with some kind of distinctive marker. And we would like to see that the Carl Bray Gallery sign be a part of the Indian Wells archives.

Do bear in mind that the Bray house and gallery are one of a kind and have been a travel stop for thousands of tourists over the years. To remove the landmark might be detrimental to the integrity of the city and the hope to preserve its legacy.

We ask of you again to honor our request for a moratorium.

Carl Bray-- now age 91--is painting every day. He lives northwest of Palm Springs in Banning, CA.

Ann Japenga Thumbnail

Ann Japenga is a Palm Springs writer specializing in stories about the California deserts and the West. As a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, she developed a love for tales tied to the Western landscape. After moving to Palm Springs more than a decade ago, she zeroed in on “deserata”--the natural and human history of the California deserts from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Colorado River. Learn more of Ann Japenga on her website, | TOP

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Gallery Notes

  • Reminder: This year's Los Angeles Art Show will be held January 21 to 25, and will be in a different location - the LA Convention Center. Check LAARTSHOW.COM.
  • Our next exhibition will start Friday, January 16, 2009, and will be a celebration of spectacular works, primarily from our Early California collection of California Impressionists - museum-quality works and framing (by painters whose works are found in museums). Watch for the exhibition preview page on our website starting that week.
  • Here is a word of welcome to the new art and framing gallery in Bodega Bay - Smith & Kirk Fine Art and Custom Framing Gallery. See the links below. Gary Smith does most of the custom framing for our gallery, and we highly recommend him. We enjoy acquiring Libby Kirk's creative fused glass pieces, and they make excellent gifts.
  • Now Bodega Bay has five art galleries, all located together at the far North end of town past the sharp (and deep) canyon curve in Hwy 1. Travelling North on Hwy 1, you first encounter The Ren Brown Collection and Smith & Kirk in the same complex on the left side of the road, and then soon arrive at the left turn for Eastshore Road down to the fishing boats and Bodega Head. On the right side of Eastshore Road you find Branscomb's charming bed & breakfast, that includes art in its corridors and rooms - particularly the whimsical works of Ed Dechant. Then sharing a parking lot one building further down Eastshore Road is our building - the Blue Whale Building. On the upper parking lot is Local Color Gallery, and the lower rear parking lot is where Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is found. We're the hardest to find but well worth the search - we hope you agree!
  • Booklets of our recent exhibitions are available. Pick them up at the gallery or send us your mailing address. Painters of the Desert; Regionalist Watercolors; 19th Century Paintings of Northern California; Painters of Carmel plus other Master Painters of the Sea. We plan to do a booklet of California Impressionists, so let us know if we should mail you a copy when it is done.
  • The gallery has a very large collection of reference material, including several videos about particular artists and artistic movements (plus Sister Wendy, of course), and many books including a huge volume about Edward Hopper. There are also various slide shows available, such as Milford Zornes. On a rainy day or any other gallery day, please accept our invitation to sit down and browse for a while, or have a DVD shown for you. Because of lack of shelf space and our use of these books elsewhere, usually the gallery has only a selection of volumes most pertinent to the current show, but please speak up and tell us in advance about what you may wish to look through. We will put together a bibliography soon for you to access.
  • See the video on our Alexander Dzigurski page entitled The Palette & Symphony.
  • We just received two beautiful new seascapes, and still have a good selection of small, affordable works by Alexander Dzigurski II. We are adding a third desert work by Kathi Hilton, daughter of John W. Hilton.
  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is a member of the Sonoma County Gallery Group, which publishes a map of fine art galleries and has a website with information on a wide variety of current exhibitions. . We are also members of the Petaluma Arts Council.
  • Our Archives page has links to our previous gallery exhibits and monthly newsletters. Back to the Top
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Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Sign

IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911(map)
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment) |

Linda and Dan Photo

What is showing at our neighboring galleries?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


Libby Kirk's fused glass and Gary Smith's Custom Framing
along with works by a variety of local artists,
including works of the late Gayle Packer.
Conveniently located next to the Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-825-2976

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
located an hour north of San Francisco in Bodega Bay. The gallery was established in 1989 and specializes in contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific. On Hwy 1 just a short stroll from the other two galleries. | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Local Color Gallery IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
Current Gallery Exhibit: Small Works Members Show
And introducing two new LC Gallery members:
Lolly Petroni & Melissa McCann
1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, 707-875-2744 | Back to the Top

Florence Brass Matanzas Creek Lavender Thumbnail
Matanzas Creek Lavender
Florence Brass
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
Current Show: "Favorites"
Nancy, Tiare, & Gary's favorite paintings from Contemporary Artists.
Obtain an exhibit card and directions from BBH Gallery. | Back to the Top
Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Current Show:
"Heads Up"
An exhibit of faces by 20 regional artists.Open: Jan 2 - Jan 31, 2009 Reception: Saturday, January 3, 3 pm - 6 pm

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Lee Youngman features
the contemporary paintings of Paul Youngman
and other Sonoma and Napa County artists.
Also, she has a superb selection of paintings done by her father,
famed artist Ralph Love. | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
exhibits the works of Jeanette Legrue,
widely exhibited award-winning artist and teacher.
For aspiring and recreational artists, workshops are available.
photo to the left ... Jannette Legrue
with her
2nd place painting,
"Picture of Lillies, "
at the San Juan Capistrano Awards ceremony. | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
BAKERS DOZEN 2009 Artist Reception:Saturday January 24, 4—6pm
and "Heartwork VII," works by Monty Monty
| Back to the Top

Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
Gallery Show: Annual Invitational
Reception Jan 25, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Jan 20 - March 1, 2008, Reception: Sunday,
Jan 25, 3:00 - 6:00 PM Back to the Top
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
regional seascape and landscape painting, fine art photography, blown glass,
etching, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, woodwork, and jewelry by local artists.
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
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963

(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and 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
"an eclectic range of art that includes romantic wine country landscapes, whimsical animal portraits, and contemplative visual abstracts that allude to natural objects and mystery."
Jan, Feb, & March: By appointment only

April through December: Fri, Sat. & Sun 11 to 6 | | Back to the Top
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma. 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 | Back to the Top
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IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
Post Office Box 750661, Petaluma, CA 94975 Phone: 707.762.5600
Eighth Annual Members Show Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2008 – January 25, 2009
Artists' Reception: Sunday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Works include all media, on display in our beautifully renovated building.
Arts Center gallery hours are Thursday – Monday, Noon to 4 p.m. | Back to the Top

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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
and beyond
Oakland Museum of California

Permanent gallery of historic art
(undergoing renovation*)
The Art and History of Early California
Dec '07 - ongoing
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de Young Museum

de Young Museum: American
Painting Collection
& Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes
October 25, 2008 — January 18, 2009
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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Fine Arts Collection ... & California Presidential: Candidates and Campaigns from the Golden State
September 13, 2008-January 24, 2009
California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent Collection
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered
through January 25, 2009
figures as Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis,
Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud,
the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, George Gershwin,
Franz Kafka, and Gertrude Stein
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Hearst Art Gallery

Saint Mary's College of California
Bert Monroy: A digital Artist paints with light
January 17 - April 5, 2009

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Monterey Museum of Art

Permanent Collection
Monterey Museum of Art Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Upcoming Exhibition:
January 23 – March 29, 2009
Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon
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Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit: Early California Art
& The 75th Crocker-Kingsley: California’s Biennial
January 10 – February 6, 2009
Crocker Art Museum Thumbnail Ukiah
Grace Hudson Museum
Legendary Prints of the Southwest from the Hays Collection, December 3 - March 8, '09
Grace Hudson Museum
Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits
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The Irvine Museum

All The Water That Will Ever Be,
Is Right Now
September 13 - January 17, 2008

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Visible Places: Works on Paper by Women
July 5–March 22, 2009

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum
Permanent Collection: American
Space Silence Spirit / Maynard Dixon's West: The Hays Collection
10.18.08 - 03.01.09
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Norton Simon Museum

Vermeer's A Lady Writing
from the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Through February 2, 2009

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena

Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum

"Milford Zornes, Remembering an American Artist, 1908 - 2008" (A Memorial Exhibition)
Aug 28 until Jan 25, 2009
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Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Edward Hopper's Women
November 13, 2008–March 1, 2009
Coming ... The Indian Paintings of George de Forest Brush, Feb 26 - May 24, 2009

Seattle Art Museum

Long Beach
Long Beach Museum of Art

California Seen: Landscapes of a
Changing California, 1930-1970

through April 5, 2009,
Works by Emil Kosa Jr., Phil Dike, Millard Sheets, Leon Amyx, Charles Keck, and Loren Roberta Barton and others.

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Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art

Tutankhamun and the
Golden Age of the Pharaohs
October 3, 2008–May 17, 2009
Exhibit Coming to SF's
de Young Museum, Summer, '09

Dallas Museum of Art Entrance Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Impressionists Return
New Galleries Open December 19

Art Institute of Chicago Thumbnail Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz
October 12, 2008–March 15, 2009

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

George Catlin's Indian Gallery
Now through April 26, 2009
Renwick Gallery Washington DC Washington D.C.
The Phillips Collection

Chriso & Jeanne Claude's
Over the River
Through Jan 25

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Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

Vermeer's The Astronomer
"Evolution and Exploration
through September 6, 2009
Atlantas High Musuem of Art Thumbnail 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