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January 2012 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly News
from our gallery
the Gallery
Martin Scoresese and Hugo Poster
Martin Scorsese & Hugo,
A Tribute to Pioneering & Innovative
Filmmaker, Georges Méliès

Charlie Chaplin
and Granville Redmond

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Titian, In his time,
A Thoroughly Modern Man

from Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, the Southland & Beyond
Our Archives,
past Newsletter Articles
&Gallery Exhibitions

Director Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorese & Hugo, A Tribute to Pioneering Filmmaker, Georges Méliès

Martin Scorsese is fascinated by the mechanics and the physical elements of early film making. He loves to hear the clattering whir of gears as film cascades past a bright lamp, and how the projected images create the illusion of motion.

Before motion, photography had been a static medium, still images taken over long exposure periods with stiffly posed subjects. With the advent of faster film, photographs could be taken in quick succession, and as with a child's flip book, the illusion of motion could be achieved.

One of the early geniuses who embraced and advanced this emerging technology of motion was French stage magician Georges Méliès.

Méliès inventively experimented with stop tricks, using multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves in editing, hand painted frames, and from his old magician days, a little smoke and mirrors. His films showed the illusion of talking heads being removed from people in comical situations, and showed in slow motion things the eye had never seen before.

Georges Méliès

Scorsese is in awe of what Méliès accomplished and the influence he has had on film and other art forms. In Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies, Scorsese documented how the films of Georges Méliès had a profound influence on Parisian artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in their establishment of cubism. Picasso and Braque attended the cinema often, and studied how motion pictures could capture images beyond the perception of the eye, especially with different angles and slow motion.

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(Available on Netflix)

Trailer, Picasso Braque Go to the Movies

In Sorsese's new film Hugo, a recently orphaned boy is adopted by his inebriated uncle who winds the huge mechanical clocks in the Montparnasse Train Station in the Paris of the 1920's. Hugo has a number of misadventures at the station, eventually leading to his meeting the irasible toy shop owner, whom Hugo eventually learns is the former filmmaker Georges Méliès.

Georges Méliès, portrayed by Ben Kingsley

At this low point in his life, Méliès was a forgotten and bankrupt silent film maker who was put out of business by World War I. The economic realities of the war years kept people from enjoying pleasurable pursuits like attending the cinema.

Méliès suffered more than economic disaster. He suffered the indignity of helplessly standing by

Train wreck, Montparnasse Station, 1895

as the majority of his films were taken from him through the bankruptcy. What made this reality worse was the knowledge that his films had been melted down to make boot heels for the French military. The pittance from the sale of these films went to help pay off creditors. But for Méliès and for generations yet unborn, these wonderful silent gems from the early days of cinema were lost forever.

In Hugo, the embattled and embittered Méliès now runs his humble toy business. Into his diminished existence comes a youthful, inquisitive and enthusiastic Hugo. At first Méliès is not open to Hugo, but Hugo eventually helps revive Méliès' spirit, reminding him of his accomplishments in film, and giving him hope that new generations would be inspired by a his film A Trip to the Moon, a surviving remnant of his film career.

This story is enriched by an actual historical event from the Montparnasse Station's past. On October 22, 1895, The Granville-Paris Express overran its buffer stop. It careened 30 meters across the station concourse, crashing through the outer wall of the station, and falling 33 feet to the street below, with its steam locomotive ending up standing on its nose. In Hugo, this historical train wreck is borrowed from history and fictionally aimed at Hugo who is on the tracks retrieving a treasure. Without giving too much away, as the train crew does its best to avoid the disaster Hugo is pulled from danger, just seconds before the train plows through the lobby and onto the street below.

Scorsese makes effective use of Méliès' 1902 film, A Trip to the Moon. Méliès based that film on Jules Verne's novel of the same name, featuring a spaceship of earthlings landing in the eye of the man in the moon. It was a hugely imaginative and innovative film, establishing a genre of space fantasy including later films such as Forbidden Planet from the 1950's, and George Lucas' Star Wars Trilogy of the 1980's.

While paying homage to Méliès' magic from the early 20th century, Scorsese adds some 21st century movie magic of his own. Critics have claimed Hugo to be one of the best productions done in 3-D. But for Scorsese, it is as if he's telling movie fans that the marvels of today's movie magic owe a huge debt to the "cinemagicians" of the past. Through Hugo, he teaches that the marvels of today did not happen in a vacuum. Honor must be given and inspiration taken from those who laid the foundations of filmmaking. With Hugo, Scorsese has accomplished a wonderfully entertaining and enlightening homage to that spirit of innovation, and he's successfully introduced the accomplishments of Georges Méliès to new generations.

If you've not yet done so, treat yourself and see Hugo in all its 3D glory before it leaves the theaters.
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Trailer for Hugo

A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune - 1902 by Georges


Granville Redmond as a dance hall owner
in Charlie Chaplin's 1918 film, A Dog's Life
Charlie Chaplin
and Historic California Landscape Painter, Granville Redmond (1871-1935)

Artists often seek out the advice of other artists, regardless of their medium. Although they have different accents, they speak the same language. While seeking to perfect his pantomime techniques, early movie producer, director and actor Charlie Chaplin sought the advice of a deaf artist, the famed California landscape painter, Granville Redmond.

Granville Redmond lost his hearing as a small child, and it was Redmond's deafness along with his artistic sense which intrigued Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was so taken by Redmond that he included Redmond in eight of his films. On the movie lot, Chaplin provided Redmond a painting studio and became an avid collector and an influential promoter of Redmond's work.

Granville Redmond as the sculptor in the opening scene from 1931's
City Lights with Charlie Chaplain, one of the AFI's 100 Greatest Movies

Granville Redmond, When Hearts Beat as One, San Francisco's de Young Museum
Granville Redmond's When Hearts Beat as One, SF's de Young Museum

When just a toddler, young Redmond suffered a case of scarlet fever which left him deaf and mute. He attended the California School of the Deaf in Berkeley (now UC's Clark Kerr Campus). His teacher in Berkeley, Theodophilus D'Estrella, encouraged Redmond to study art at the San Francisco School of Design under Arthur Mathews and Amedee Joullin.

At the school, he became friends with other Tonalist artists, Gottardo Piazzoni and Giuseppe Cadenasso. Both encouraged young Redmond, and Piazzoni was so moved to learn sign language, a step which insured a life-long friendship with Redmond.

Next up for the talented Redmond was study in Paris at the Academie Julian where he studied under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. He shared living quarters with Douglas Tilden, a fellow graduate of the California School for the Deaf. In 1895, his career took a giant leap when his Matin d'Hiver was accepted for the Paris Salon.

After his return from France, he painted in Southern California.

In 1899, he married Carrie Ann Jean, also deaf, from Illinois. Together they had three children, and lived a portion of their lives nestled in the hills north of LA in La Crescenta. Like all good painters of his day, he was a member of all professional painting associations, and even was a member of San Francisco's famed Bohemian Club. His paintings in both Northern and Southern California were earning him a reputation as a bold colorist. Critics also noted his use of pointillism and likened his work to Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro.

California Oaks 1910, Granville Redmond, Irvine Museum
Granville Redmond, California Oaks, 1910, Irvine Museum

Granville Redmond died in the Spring of 1935 in Los Angeles. His work resides in the collections of the Laguna Beach Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Stanford University Museum, the De Young Museum, the Oakland Museum, the New York City Museum and the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the California School for the Deaf, now in Fremont. Back to the Top

California Landscape with Flowers, Irivine Museum
California Landscape with Flowers
, Granville Redmond, Irvine Museum

Titian: In his time, A Thoroughly Modern Man

In our October issue, we wrote about the Masters of Venice Exhibition currently at the de Young, visiting from Vienna's Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Since then, we've been to visit these renaissance masterpieces, and have acquired a new appreciation for the contributions of these early artists, especially Titian.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Grand Staircase

Being a gallery which specializes in early California painting, we may go as far back as the 1880's, and we dare to call them old. But such descriptions are all relative. When it comes to these paintings by the masters of Venice, they predate our historic California painters by 400 years! They were putting paint to canvas as early as the time of Christopher Columbus and extending through most of the sixteenth century.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exterior

Their vibrant time was was an exciting era of fresh ideas, a period of discovery. In most fields of endeavor, there was an explosion of new expression.

The highlight of the exhibition for me were three paintings by Titian, all depicting his view of Christ. Before visiting this exhibition, I would have expected paintings of classical, mythological and Biblical subjects, just as all the art books document so well. But these three paintings of Christ were exceptional, for each reveal Titian's daring views of Jesus.

Titian's Christ with a Globe shows a mild, competent and confident man, looking far more an enlightened 15th century Venetian merchant or scholar than a 1st century prophet. His hand on the globe is not gripping it with power and force, but gently and openly, much as a father would stroke the head of a beloved child. The eyes of Jesus are serious but at ease, accepting and not at all judgmental. In Titian's world where the orthodoxy of the Roman Church reigned, much of European population was mortified of the threat of eternal damnation. Titian's Christ offers a very daring and different view.

Similarly, in Titan's Christ with the Adulteress, we have a picture of Jesus running counter to what we might expect. The 16th century world was dominated by a Church slow to change but quick to judge. Here Jesus is confronting judgmental righteousness head on. The men

Titian Christ with a Globe

gripping and leading the woman with her head downcast in shame have ideas of punishment on their minds. But Titian's Jesus meets the tenseness of the moment with calm, open hands and eyes of tenderness and understanding. His presence is commanding and compassionate, without being forceful and authoritive.

Titian Christ with the Adultress Titian The Entombment of Christ

The third of Titian's paintings of Christ is The Entombment of Christ. Here we have a Jesus who appears to be extremely physically fit, his anatomy revealing Titian's expertise in anatomy and his ability as a sculptor. Titian provides his vision of the scene as the

limp body of Jesus receives the loving touch and care of his devotees. The work of those laying Jesus in his tomb is sanctified by the presence of an angel, and the devotion of Jesus' loving mother Mary.

All in all, I found these paintings powerful in conveying Titian's underlying theology. These are not paintings reflecting the established orthodoxy of the Roman Catholic Church nor of the darker side of an ecclesiastical power structure capable of conceiving and carrying out the Inquisition. Rather. Titian's paintings reveal a divergent view of Christ, one of an enlightened open and understanding and accepting presence. They reflect much more than a piety or an adherence to inherited ideas. These paintings are bold statements by Titian, projecting ideas of a loving and caring Christ onto the contemporary scene of his day.
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News from our Gallery

  • John Buchanan De Young

    With sadness, on New Year's Eve, we learned of the passing of John Buchanan at the age of 58. He was the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the de Young and the Legion of Honor), and is the person responsible for bringing historic and memorable exhibitions to San Francisco in recent years, including Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs; The Impressionists and Post Impressionists from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, and Picasso: Masterpieces  from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. Read more in San Jose's Mercury News.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. More space has been devoted to showing more of her paintings.

      Diane Perry shows photographs and also offers cards of the local scenes, and particularly stunning is the way she catches birdlife in mid-flight. In addition to the cards and packaged matted photographs that are on display, wall space highlights framed work.

      Gallery co-owner Linda Sorensen presents her oil paintings principally of West Sonoma and West Marin. Her website, Linda has transformed the third room of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery into a gallery of her work and her working studio. Weekends, she will often be there painting and greeting visitors.

      We also feature the work of two contemporary artists, Kathi Hilton of Roosevelt, UT., Kathi is the daughter of famed California desert painter, John W. Hilton. We also have the works of Alex Dzigurski II of Mountain View, CA, the son of famed California seascape painter, Alexander Dzigurski.

    • 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 . Flyers are available in the gallery.

    • 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 being 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.
    • The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio is hosting for members The Night Before The Academy Awards on Saturday Evening, February 25th 6:30 - 10:00 PM. Champaign and Hors D'oeuvres will be served in the lobby prior to the screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. $75.00 pp, $140 per couple. 415-345-6812.
    • The Salton Sea History Museum and Visitor Center is holding its Grand Opening Friday, February 3rd. For more details, see or call 760-574-5471. Our artist John W. Hilton lived near the NE shore of the Lake at Rancho Dos Palmas, and hosted notables there as his guests including General George Patton, and fellow desert artists such as Maynard Dixon and Jimmy Swinnerton. John W. Hilton enthusiast Jennie Kelly is a long term friend of our gallery and has been a driving force in making this museum happen.
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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
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
works by Sallly Cotaldo, Myra Farnworth, & Ned Luzmoor
reception, Sat Jan 7, 2-4 pm , through Feb 4
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron Sumner
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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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 Yougman

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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
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
gallery is closed through Jan 19
Jan 20 - Feb 26, Bakers Dozen 2012, reception Jan 24 2-4 pm.
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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 through Jan 16
Graton Gallery Sixth Annual Invitational ... Jan 17 - Mar 4, reception Jan 22, 2-5 pm
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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

Right ... Silouette of Cypress, Kai Samuel-Davis
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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.

Postwar Modernism of the West
144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top
Right ... Yellow Eye (Protest) by Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonite

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
Good Company: Great Clay and Glass in California, 1932 - 2012
Jan 20 - Mar 4, reception Jan 21, 2-4 pm
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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

The Cult of Beauty:
The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860-1900

Feb 18 - Jun 17

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum
Houdini: Art and Magic
through January 16, 2012
Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought
An Exhibition and the Dorothy Saxe Invitational
Opening February 16

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Oakland Museum of California

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

Opening February 12, 2012
The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces
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Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
SNAP: A National Juried Photography Exhibition
December 8, 2011 - February 19, 2012

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

Jan 14-Mar 18
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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
Monterey NOW: Paul Roehl
through Mar 4

Monterey Museum of Art

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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Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Monterey Museum of Art

The Legend of Rex Slinkard
Through Feb 26

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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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
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

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Andrew Wyeth in Perspective
Through Jan 22

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.
Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena

Museum of California Art

L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy
Richard Bunkall: A Portrait
Nancy Baker Cahill: Fascinomas

Opening Jan 22

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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
Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise
Feb 9 - April 29

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Titian's La Bella
through Jan 29

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.

upcoming ... Marvin Cone: An America Master
Sep 29 - Jan 30, 2013
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

upcoming ... George Bellows (1882–1925)
June 10–October 8, 2012

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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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