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SF's Legion of Honor:
Impressionist Paris City of Light,
concurrent exhibition
of "Birth of Impressionism"
at the de Young

Grand Canal Venice, Claude Monet, 1908
While visting the Legion of Honor's,
Impressionist Paris City of Light,
don't miss the
Impressionist Treasures
from their permanent collection

Carl Jonnevold Moonrise on the Thames
Gallery Exhibit, Beginning July 2
Influenced by French Impressionism,
California and American Impressionist Paintings from our gallery collection

SFMOMA Exterior
SFMOMA presents
Calder to Warhol,
Introducing the Fisher Collection

SF's Legion of Honor: Impressionist Paris City of Light,
concurrent exhibition of "Birth of Impressionism" at the de Young
Georges Seurat Eiffel Tower
Georges Seurat (1859–1891)
Eiffel Tower, ca. 1889

In San Francisco's summer art celebration, 19th century French Impressionism is front and center. The great treasures of the Musée d’Orsay are visiting the de Young, and excitement is widespread.

To help set the mood, the Legion of Honor is drawing from its collection as well as some notable private collections, more than 180 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings and illustrated books dating from the 1850's to the early twentieth century. The exhibition transports the viewer to a different time and place, a different esthetic and pace, a time of an emergent world of new possibilities and with exciting new manners of expression.

Exterior SF The Palace of the Legion of Honor San Francisco
The Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Charles Marville Street Lapm 8 Place de l'Opera
Charles Marville (1816–1879),
Street Lamp, 8 Place de l'Opera,
ca. 1870–1879
Impressionism didn't just happen. It was part of a thriving Parisian life as the "City of Light" optimistically forged onward toward a new century of hope and prosperity. The arts were an expression of this wave of anticipation, in music, painting, dance, literature, and the stage. But beyond the arts, it was an age of greatly improved travel and communication. Steam powered ships and trains, and the telegraph, made fast and comfortable travel and instantaneous communication possible. Mr. Eiffel was demonstrating the possibilities of building with steel, and the French future seemed as limitless as the soaring heights of the Eiffel Tower itself.

Imagine also what had not yet occurred. There were no cell phones anywhere, no computers or a shred of plastic. The horns and hum of automobiles had not yet filled Parisian streets. Much of the darker side of the fast paced modern era had not yet established itself. There was still time to value the esthetic, and contemplate beauty, and there was a desire to breathe it all in.
Edward Degas Mary Cassatt at the Louvre The Etruscan Gallery
Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Mary Cassatt at the Louvre:
The Etruscan Gallery 1879-1880
Previously from our newsletter ...

Impressionist Paris City of Light offers a graphic understanding of late 19th century Paris, through etchings and prints, a few paintings, and poster art of the era.

There are engravings and prints of the city's archetecture; everything from its dark French alleyways to its marvelous bridges, some of which have since been replaced by more modern structures.

Posters of the era selling products and advertising stage productions were done by notable artists. Many in this exhibition were done by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition teaches how artists resisted the state run salon system which chose juried paintings for exhibition and resisted the integration of different art mediums in the same exhibition.

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... SF's de Young presents
Birth of Impressionism:
Masterpieces from the
Musée d’Orsay
May 22 - Sep 6, 2010
Haymaking Jules Bastien Lepage, 1877
... Musée d’Orsay visits
the de Young,
Worth Sitting Up and Taking Notice
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While visting the Legion of Honor's Impressionist Paris City of Light,
don't miss the impressionist treasures in their permanent collection
San Francisoc Legion of Honor Outdoor Fountain and Statue
San Francisco's
Legion of Honor Outdoor Fountain and Statue

The Legion of Honor's impressionist and post-impressionist collection is located in gallery 18, and is most pleasing. Their collection includes representative works by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne and others.

On the way to the impressionsist paintings in gallery 18, you will pass one of our favorite paintings in the Legion of Honor's collection, William Adolphe Bouguereau's stunning work, The Broken Pitcher. Bouguereau was not a French Impressionist. He was an academic

William Adolphe Bouguereau The Broken Pitcher 1891
The Broken Pitcher 1891
William Adolphe Bouguereau

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Mother and Child ca 1895
Mother and Child
ca 1895, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

French painter, given to realistic paintings with mythological themes, with emphasis on the female body. It was not uncommon for 19th century painters to paint peasant girls, especially pretty ones. But Bouguereau's painting is based on a similar 18th century composition done by Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Much interpretation has been made of the symbolism of the broken pitcher and the girl's hypnotic gaze, but such subjective judgements should be made by the viewer.

A most stunning piece is Banks of the Somme at Picquigeny by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Corot is a pivotal figure in the story of impressionism. His work is Barbizon in style with references to the earlier period of neo-classical works, yet he ventured into the outdoors and anticipates impressionism. Claude Monet was in awe of Corot. He once said, "There is only one master here—Corot. We are nothing compared to him, nothing."

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Mother and Child is dated 1895, and reflects a time of domestic happiness for Renoir. This painting is more of a sketch in oil. The strokes are loose and the paint is thin. Renoir considered the work completed though, and his signature is at

Banks of the Somme at Picquigeny  Artist: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Banks of the Somme at Picquigeny, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Madame Aline Gibert, 1887
Madame Aline Gibert,
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1887

lower right. It is believed that the child is Renoir's second son Jean born in 1894, and that the girl is a family nurse.

Any work by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is inviting. He was a daring painter, immersed in the theatrical life of 19th century Paris. His images of modern and sometimes decadent life reflect the times and spirit alive in them. He ranks along with Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin as one of the greatest

Claude Monet Grand Canal Venice 1908
Grand Canal Venice, Claude Monet, 1908

painters of the Post-Impressionist period. Given Toulouse-Lautrec's more famed visions of the Paris' Bohemian life, this gentle portrait of Madame Aline Gilbert is one of his more well mannered pieces. This painting is an anonymous loan to the Legion of Honor.

Claude Monet's works at the Legion of Honor are from his mid and late career. Welcoming your entry into gallery 18 is Monet's Water Lilies, prominent and centered on the far wall. This painting was done in 1914-1917, and was done with a combination of quick strokes, ranging from thick impasto to thin washes of pigment. Even though the painting was done with close observation by Monet, his unstructured used of color verges on abstraction, one of the reasons painters of the 1940's and 50's were drawn to Monet's work.

After Monet had rented a property in Giverny, he purchased it in 1890. He spent much time, planning and effort in making elaborate changes to the property, enlarging the lily pond and introducing new species of plants. The pond was to become a font of inspiration for Monet, and his water lily paintings are among his most adventuresome works.

Monet's Grand Canal Venice (1908) is one of thirty-seven paintings Monet completed during his only trip to that city. Monet was 68 years old at the time of his visit, and he was "gripped by Venice." He went on to say, "It is too beautiful to be painted! It is untranslatable!"

In a letter to an art seller, Monet wrote, "Although I am enthusiastic about Venice, and though I've started a few canvases, I'm afraid I will only bring back beginnings that will be nothing else but souvenirs for me." Yet he did persist, and completed a body of paintings of the city. In 1912, twenty-nine canvases from the Venice trip were put on exhibit at Bernheim-Jeune gallery and the exhibition was an enormous success. At the time, Paul Signac, 23 years younger than Monet, said of the Venician paintings " ... I admire them as the highest expression of your art."

Claude Monet Water Lilies ca 1914-1917
Water Lilies, Claude Monet, ca 1914-1917
Claude Monet La Gorge de Varengeville, 1882
La Gorge de Varengeville, Claude Monet, 1882
Gustave Courbet The Wave ca 1869
The Wave, Gustave Courbet, ca 1869

Monet's La Gorge de Varengeville (1882) and Waves Breaking (1881) were done much earlier in Monet's career, a time when he expressed himself as a poet of nature. He would spend long periods of solitary time tredging over dunes on foot, energetically seeking out remote and compelling scenes to paint. He would paint in all kinds of weather to test his powers of observation and his endurance. It was work such as this which laid the foundations of Monet's reputation as a daring painter.

One of the older pieces on exhibit at the Legion of Honor is the newly acquired The Wave by Gustave Courbet (1869). This work is one of a group of paintings done my Courbet in Etretat in 1869. At the time, the gestural technique was innovative, giving a feeling of the changing conditions of nature expressed with nuances of color. Gustave Courbet's work was quite influencial on the young up and comer, Claude Monet.

Although done in the late 19th century, Paul Cezanne's Forest Interior merges natural representation of a forest with elements of abstraction. This blending was influential to new movements of the twentieth century, especially cubism. The location of this painting is unknown, but it is thought to be a hillside in the Fontainbleau or near Cezanne's home in Aix-en-Provence.

If you're not familiar with these local treasures already, please plan a trip to the Legion of Honor soon.

Claude Monet Waves Breaking 1881
Waves Breaking, Claude Monet, 1881
Paul Cezanne Forest Interior ca 1898-1899
Forest Interior, Paul Cezanne, ca 1898-1899
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Gallery Exhibit, Beginning July 2 , Influenced by French Impressionism,
California and American Impressionist Paintings from our gallery collection

During July and August, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery presents "Influenced by French Impressionism" - California and American artists from our collection who were influenced by French Impressionism.

This exhibition is in celebration of the
de Young Museum's "Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,"

Two highlights of the exhibition will be our Sam Hyde Harris and Clyde Forsythe paintings. Both Sam and Clyde enjoyed the company of artists, They were neighbors, living on a street which came to be known as "Artist's Alley", "Little Bohemia," and the "Montmartre" of the West." The street's real name was Champion Place in the town of Alhambra, just south of Pasadena. and was home to an active West Coast art colony.

Clyde Forsythe was a lifelong friend and studio mate of Norman Rockwell. Rockwell came to visit Forsythe after

Carl Jonnevold Moonrise over the River Thames in London
"Moonrise over the River Thames in London" Carl Henrik Jonnevold 1856-1955
Rockwell and his first wife divorced. While visiting Alhambra, Clyde introduced Norman to his neighbor, an Alhambra school teacher named Mary Barstow. A short time later, Norman proposed to Mary. The couple made Massachusettes their home, but they became regular winter visitors to Alhambra, making "Artist Alley" their West Coast studio and home.
Sam Hyde Harris Lakeside
Lakeside, Sam Hyde Harris, 1889 - 1977

Clyde Forsythe River Reflection
River Reflection, Victor Clyde Forsythe 1885 - 1962

Included in our exhibition are these famed California and American artists who trained or exhibited in France, and to varying degrees were influenced by French Impressionism.

John Appleton Brown Anna Althea Hills Gustav Adolph Magnussen
Alice Chittenden Carl Henrik Jonnevold Jean Mannheim
Eliot Candee Clark Orpha Mae Klinker William Frederic Ritschel
Gordon Coutts Frederick Stymetz Lamb Davis Francis Schwartz
Sam Hyde Harris Emilio Lanzi George Gardner Symons
Arthur Merton Hazard Bertha Stringer Lee Stephen Seymour Thomas
Influenced by French Impressionism
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exhibition

to the right: links to two previous
articles from our Newsletter,
of the de Young Museum's
Birth of Impressionism Exhibition

de Young Museum

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SF's de Young presents
Birth of Impressionism:
Masterpieces from the
Musée d’Orsay
, May 22 - Sep 6, 2010
Musee D' Orsay visits
the de Young,
Worth Sitting Up and Taking Notice

SFMOMA Exterior SFMOMA presents
Calder to Warhol, Introducing the Fisher Collection
SFMOMA is presenting a glimpse into their future. Through September 19th, they will be offering a preview exhibition, "Calder to Warhol: Introduction the Fisher Collection." This exhibition will occupy the entire top two floors of the museum, including the Rooftop Garden, and will feature more than 160 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many more. Many of these works have never been exhibited for the greater public before.
Andy Warhole Marilyn
Andy Warhol, Marilyn
Three Fishtails, Alexander Calder
Three Fishtails, Alexander Calder

But as worthy as this exhibition is, it is just a taste of things yet to come. This past February, the entire Fisher collection was turned over to SFMOMA. In 2016, SFMOMA plans to open a new wing dedicated to the Fisher coleciton. With the addition of the Fisher collection, SFMOMA's holdings will place it as one of the most important modern art museums in the world.

The Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection exhibition is presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of 75 Years of Looking Forward, a series of exhibitions and events organized in celebration of the museum's anniversary.

In 1969, the Fishers opened their first Gap store in San Francisco, and

Don Fisher Photo
previously from our newsletter,
October, '09, In Memoriam,
SF Philanthropist and Art Enthusiast Donald Fisher Dies

began their art collecting ways with modest goals, to brighten up their office space in Burlingame with a few limited prints. But as the company grew, so did the desire to increase the quality and depth of their collection. The collection grew along with their good fortunes in business. One thing which makes the Fisher collection unique is once they acquired a liking for a given artist, they collected a full range of the artist's work.

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Special Museum Exhibition...
Shreveport, Louisiana's
Norton Art Gallery and Museum presents
Alex Dzigurski: Poet of the Land and Sea
April 27 - August 01, 2010

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Gallery Notes

  • Beginning in July, Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is opening a satellite gallery of sorts. We will now have a wall at Bodega Bay's Smith & Kirk Contemporary Art and Custom Framing on Hwy 1, next to the Ren Brown Collection. As Smith & Kirk is open five days a week compared to our three, we will be seen by more of the visitors to Bodega Bay, and should interested buyers stop in, we are nearby and available most times.
  • Also on exhibit at Smith & Kirk will be the paintings of Linda Sorensen -- yes, that's Linda of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. She's been receiving favorable reviews of her work. Stop at Smith & Kirk and take a look, or view her collection online at
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What's showing at Bodega Bay Galleries & Beyond?
click on their links and discover the wonder to be found in the galleries of West Sonoma County
While in Bodega Bay ...
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IN BODEGA BAY Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road, PO Box 325
Bodega Bay, CA 94923, 707-875-2911
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
Now showing through August 2010
Influenced by French Impressionism,
California and American Impressionist Paintings from our gallery collection

Map & Location |

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Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay

New to Smith and Kirk Gallery : the paintings of Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
and the paintings of L.L. Sorensen
Also offering works of the late Gail Packer.
Conveniently located next to The Ren Brown Collection
1785 A Highway One, PO Box 1116, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 | 707-875-2976
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"Kirby Cove" LL Sorensen
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Artist Gallery
Road Show
Jody Ship and Judy Butler
Reception, Sun, July 4, 2-4 PM
through August 16th | Back to the Top

JC Henderson New Moon Setting
J.C. Henderson
New Moon Setting

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Spring 2010 Exhibit:
MYTHOS: Sun and Moon
Recent work by Sarah Brayer
July 15 - Aug 29
Reception Sat, Jul 17, 2-4 PM
Sarah will also be available Sunday afternoon, | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Terrapin Creek Cafe Andrew and Liya
Liya and Andrew
And while visiting galleries in Bodega Bay, dine at
The Terrapin Creek Cafe "just above Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery"
Here's what Santa Rosa's Press Democrat had to say ...
"... Against all odds, this little storefront restaurant, in the space that was once the Seaweed Café, perched on a hillside above the Bodega harbor marina, has pulled off a culinary coup. In a Wine Country stuffed with world-renowned restaurants, it is, in a quiet and unassuming way, among the best."

And nearby, in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
A Show & Sale Of Paintings Depicting Fish, Fishing, Fishing Holes & Fishermen May 2, 2010 12:00 – 4:00 Pm
A Show & Sale Of Paintings -- A 1½ Hour Quick Draw Painting By Participating Artists
Auction Of Quick Draw Paintings -- Fly Tying Demonstration, Fly Casting Demonstration
Champagne, Music And Fun! |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
Quercia Gallery presents "Meow-za"
A Show of 18 House Cats by Six Artists:

Tamsen Donner, Tony Mininno, Lois Phillips,
Michael Surles, Noel Yates and Gen Zorich
Reception: Saturday, July 3, 3 - 6 pm Open: July 3 - July 30, 2010
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top

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

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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery

Michael McGrady, Actor / Artist in
"Celebration of Color"
Reception: August 7, 2010, 5-7 PM
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Paul Youngman Mustard
Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue

August 14-29, 2010 - Timothy Horn
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 14, 5-7pm - Meet the Artist! | 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
May 28 - July 4, 2010 ALL THE PIECES MATTER
Kirk Hinshaw Artist Reception: Saturday, May 29, 4—6pm
July 9 - August 15, 2010 SOJOURNS Louisa King Fraser
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 10, 4—6pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, August 5, 7pm
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"Up on the Farm" :: May 25 - July 4 Paintings, drawings, and block prints by Pam Lewis, Rik Olson and Hester Zoutendijk Reception: Sunday May 30, 3-6pm
"Nature's Inspiration" :July 6 - Aug 15 Linda Ratzlaff, Katherine Fell,
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Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
"The Coast, the Hills and the Vines"
A group exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Northcoast
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
Paintings of the Coast by local artists, and fine crafts and household furnishings
Bohemian Stoneworks produces cast concrete of exceptional beauty
for applications such as kitchen counters and sinks, fireplace surrounds and furniture.
Craig Collins Furniture has specialized in designing and building custom furniture, fine woods, clean lines.

14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963

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

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.

Calabi Gallery presents our Summer Selection Exhibition! This will include work from the Spring Exhibition, with exciting new additions. We have freshened up the walls by adding another tier of paintings, creating a salon style effect and allowing us to show mor art.

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top
Granville Redomond
"A Passing Storm"
Granville Redomond
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, corner of Western Avenue and Petaluma Blvd. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Warren Davis and the rest of the team at Vintage Bank Antiques has assembled a spectacular inventory of paintings. From the 18th Century to Contemporary Artists. We have paintings to suit every price point and collector level. If you have a painting for sale, please consider Vintage Bank Antiques. Contact Warren Davis directly at
101 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952, ph: 707.769.3097 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions
and involve the whole community
in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art

July Gallery is open. Last day for A World Defined and Art and Infrastructure.
July 5 - 15: Gallery closed for take-down and new exhibit installation. We will be open for classes.
July 16: Art of the Doll exhibition opens. | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
And, while on the Big Island, visit these friends of our gallery ...
Isaacs Art Center In Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
Well worth the effort ... while on the Big Island, visit its best Museum and Gallery,
with some impressive and historic Hawaiian art. | Back to the Top
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Kilauea by Moonlight
Jules Taverier c 1890
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area
, Southern California, & Beyond
The Greater Bay Area
NEW! in San Francisco's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online

April 7 - Sept 10, Walt Disney's Peter Pan An exhibition in our Theater Lobby Walt's early interest in Peter Pan finally became a feature-length animated film in 1953, and its look was greatly influenced by artist Mary Blair.
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San Francisco
de Young Museum

from Musée d’Orsay
"Birth of Impressionism"
May 22 - Sep 6

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Think California
September 24, 2009- February 5, 2011

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Impressionist Paris: City of Light
Jun 5 - Sep 26, 2010

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design
for Jewish Life

April 22, 2010 - October 3, 2010
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Oakland Museum of California

Now Open After Renovations

The new Gallery of California Art
showcases more than 800 works
"... one of the largest and most
comprehensive holdings of California art

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San Francisco

"Calder to Warhol,
Introducing the Fisher Collection"

Through September 19
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Polaridad Complementaria:
Recent Works from Cuba
Jun 5 - Aug 29

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

The Language of Lines:
Imaginary Places in the Comics
April 24 to August 22, 2010

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Moraga
Hearst Art Gallery

Superbly Independent: Early California paintings by Annie Harmon, Mary Deneale Morgan, and Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel July 25 - September 19, 2010

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Mission San Francisco de Solano

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

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Silence, Exile, and Cunning
May 1 - July 25
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Grace Hudson Museum
Grace Hudson Museum

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Vital Signs: New Media
from the Permanent Collection
June 12, 2010 through February 6, 2011

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Crocker Art Museum

Galleries Closed
JUNE 7 - OCTOBER 9, 2010

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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

January 30-October 24, 2010
MMA Pacific Street

Monterey Museum of Art

Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

-Land & Sea: Paintings and Photographs of Monterey and Beyond.
Through October 24
Featuring paintings, photographs, watercolors and etchings, Land & Sea will offer visitors a unique look at how Monterey’s natural and urban landscape has influenced the many artists who lived and worked in Monterey and abroad.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Irvine The Irvine Museum

"Saving Paradise" Over a hundred years ago, many artists were fascinated with the splendor of California, which compelled them to paint the scenic beauty of California. Although the great romantic image of Old California remains, the unique landscape has changed dramatically. For our time, we are fortunate to be able to view some of these rare paintings and are able to briefly return to a time long ago when California was an unspoiled paradise.

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Colorscope: Abstract Painting 1960 - 1979

March 20 - August 15, 2010

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Colors of the West: The Paintings of Birger Sandzén, Apr 17 - Sept 12 McCALLUM WING
In 1894 Sandzen immigrated to the United States. Considered a post-Impressionist for his use of color and expressionist in technique, Sandzén created vibrant and dynamic paintings of prairie and western landscapes. In 1908, he made his first trip to Colorado and in 1915 became a regular visitor to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. He found the Southwest and its mountains “… a paradise for the painter.”

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris
Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection
Through December 12, 2010
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Santa Monica
California Heritage Museum
Extended Exhibition
Evolution and Art in California

California Heritage Museum Santa Monica
Norton Simon Museum

Hiroshige: Visions of Japan
June 04, 2010 - January 17, 2011
Permanent collection,European paintings
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

Paintings by John Singer Sargent,
Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, William Keith, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Hart Benton and many more.
Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena

Museum of California Art
Main Gallery:
California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction
July 18, 2010 – October 31, 2010

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Wilding Museum

The Desert Speaks: The Art of Fernand Lungren
June 16 through September 19, 2010
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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Portraits of the West: The Kenneth M. Freeman Legacy Exhibition
"Rembrandt of the Rodeo"
June 26 through October 24, 2010

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

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

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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

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

Permenant collection:
the Impressionists
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Washington D.C.
The National Gallery
Permanent collection
American Paintings

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High Museum of Art

The American collection ... paintings by William Merritt Chase, Henry Ossawa Tanner, John Twachtman and Childe Hassam. It includes landscapes by Hudson River School artists, figure paintings by Henry Inman and John Singer Sargent, and still-life paintings by John Frederick Peto, William Michael Harnett
and William Mason Brown.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus
is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

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