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Joshua Meador Spring Rain
Joshua Meador
Spring Rain

oil on linen, 20 x 27
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly - March 2014
Celebrating California Art,
Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 - 4:00
other times by appointment 707-875-2911 or 510-414-9821 (cell)
1785 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
New for our collection
Kirk Pederson Salome
Kirk Pedersen

acrylic on canvas, 47 x 39

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"Modern Nature:
Georgia O'Keeffe & Lake
now at SF's de Young

What's Behind
The Most Recognizable Museum
Wall in the World?

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America's Cup artist
Jim De Witt Visits Bodega
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Georgia O'Keeffe Photo Portrait

Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe & Lake George
at San Francisco's de Young, through May 11- Daniel Rohlfing

Georgia O'Keeffe best defined herself. In 1976 she said,

"It is surprising to me to see how many people separate the objective from the abstract. Objective painting is not good painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. A hill or tree cannot make a good painting just because it is a hill or a tree. It is lines and colors put together so that they say something. For me, that is the very basis for painting. The abstraction is often the most definite form of the intangible thing in myself I can clarify in paint."

Starlight Night, Lake George 1922, Private Collection

Georgia O'Keeffe was born in a time when women were were pretty much restricted to becoming nurses or school teachers. But Georgia followed her own instincts. Although she studied classical styles of painting at the Art Institute in Chicago and the Art Student's League in New York, she was unexcited by doing what others had already done.

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Birch and Pine Tree #2, 1925
Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
Lake George with White Birch 1921
Private Collection

Dissatisfied, she gave up on painting for four years. Later she said of this period that she said she couldn't stand the smell of turpentine.

Then, she attended art classes at the University of Virginia Summer School where she was exposed to the ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow who encouraged students to express themselves using line, color and shading harmoniously.

With this new-found permission, Georgia began painting anew, and continued the rest of her life.

Whether skyscrapers in cityscapes of New York, the natural environs surrounding Lake George, or the colorful and shapely mountains of her beloved New Mexico, Georgia's sense of shape and color has captured the imaginations of her viewers past and present.

The best way to get to know Georgia O'Keeffe is to view a sampling of her paintings and to listen to her speak of her painting. The films accompanying this article were done in the 1970's when Georgia was 89 and 90 years old. She reflects on her long artistic career, her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz, and on the nature of her abstract style. Listening to her, you can't help but like her and wonder what it would have been like to have her for a next door neighbor.

Georgia O' Keeffe at 90, talking about her life and work,
1977 - Part 1, 4:24

Georgia O' Keeffe at 90, talking about her41 life and work,
1977 - Part 2, 2:28

Georgia O' Keeffe at 90, talking about her life and work,
1977 - Part 3, 8:48

The exhibition at San Francisco's de Young is not a comprehensive exhibition. Rather, it focuses on the work done at Lake George during the 1920's.Yet the works currently on exhibit go a long way to demonstrate how Georgia O'Keeffe strove to not merely paint the outward appearance of her subject but the inner nature as well. She embraced the ideas expressed by Wassily Kandinsky and strived to capture subconscious thought essential to the creative process, or to put it more closely to what O'Keeffe would say, she wanted her "lines and colors to say something."

Cow Licking, 1921
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Red Canna, 1919
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Autumn Leaves 1924
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Above and below are some of the O'Keeffe paintings currently on exhibit. They were done during the period between 1918 and the early 1930's when Georgia and her husband Alfred Stieglitz spent summers on his family's Lake George estate. Although we associate much of Georgia O'Keeffe's work with her northern New Mexico paintings, the time spent at Lake George during her early career provided her a setting away from the urban distractions of New York City, and it proved to be a transformative and productive period, responsible for the development of her modernist style.

The exhibition runs through May 11th.

Lake George, 1922,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Lake George Barns, 1926
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Jack in the Pulpit No 2, 1930
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Apple Blossoms, 1930
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Chestnut Gray, 1924
Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis, MN
Apple Family, 1920
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Sante Fe, NM

Petunias, 1925
San Francisco Modern Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
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Rose Bowl Float passing the Norton Simon Museum
The Shriner's Hospitals Float passing the
Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena on New Year's Day, 2012
What's Behind
the Most Recognizable Museum Wall
in the World?- Daniel Rohlfing

There's that wall again, tall, broad and proud, the familiar external face of the Norton Simon Museum. Its glazed maroon and black brick facade serves as the neutral colored backdrop for the annual rose parade. The first day of every January, sleepy eyed Americans gaze through a steamy haze at the passing kaleidoscope of color while sipping their first coffee of the new year.

Flower covered floats, glittering majorettes, blaring bands and festooned clomping horses fill the senses. But has the question ever crossed your mind, "What's on the other side of that wall?"

Here's a peek. Just on the other side resides another celebration of color, a wondrous collection of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists masterpieces.

In keeping with Festival of Roses, a good place to start is with Diego Rivera's The Flower Vendor. Diego Rivera moved to Europe in 1907, returning to home in 1921. He was influenced by Italian muralists and French painters. Back in Mexico, Rivera changed the direction of Mexican art dramatically. He was commissioned to paint murals in the United States where he provided a major influence on American painters as well. The theme of a female flower vendor dwarfed by a massive display of flowers was an image Rivera painted many times. Perhaps this theme can best be appreciated in Pasadena.

Claude Monet is loved for paintings of his sun-drenched flower gardens. Monet lived along the Seine where he kept his garden full of sunflowers. The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil 1881 is one of four paintings Monet did showing the stairs and garden. Light electrifies the colors and even the shadows seem luminescent. These shadows are painted with blues, deep purples, and dark greens, all painted with quick short brushstrokes, a true celebration of the colors of summer.

Diego Rivera, The Flower Vendor (Girl with Lilies) 1941

Claude Monet, The Artists Garden at Vetheuil 1881

Gustave Caillebotte's Canoe on the Yerres River 1878 is typical of his impressionist paintings showing leisurely activities. He is also known for urban scenes of Paris. In the 1770's and 1880's, Caillebotte participated in five exhibitions of impressionist paintings. Caillebotte was the son of affluent parents and used his inheritance to invest in works of his fellow artists, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Cezanne. Today, his acquisitions form the core of the collection of the Musee d' Orsay in Paris.

Gustave Caillebotte, Canoe on the Yerres River 1878

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot 1796-1875 was the leading painter of the French Barbizon school in the mid 19th century. His influence gave rise to the French Impressionists, especially their new method of exploring light with plein-air painting.

Corot's Site in Italy shows the dawn breaking the paintings darkness, revealing an idealized pastoral scene. These techniques recall classical painting while hinting at more lyrical landscapes which he produced in the 1850's and 1860's, the peak of his artistic success.

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Site in Italy - 1839

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Farm Building at Bois-Guillaume 1823-24
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Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Thatched Cottage in Normandy c 1872

As a young painter, Corot painted scenes of the French countryside. His Farm Building at Bois-Guillaume done in 1823 or 1824 is probably the earliest Corot painting exhibited in the United States. He was interested in creating landscapes of sentiment, paintings which held personal meaning and connection for him. This thatched roof farmhouse was Corot's home away from home while attending boarding school in Rouen.

Corot's passion for scenes of the French countryside remained a life long interest. His Thatched Cottage in Normandy c 1872 was done when Corot was 76 years old, just three years before his death. By this time in his career, Corot was hailed by Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Pissaro as the artist most influencial in their modern landscape experiments.

Gustave Courbet, Marine 1865 - 66

Pierre Auguste Renoir, The Pont des Arts, Paris 1867-1868

Gustave Courbet is known for his mid 19th century large scale paintings noted for their realism. Only later in his career did he turn his attention to landscape. His landscape work is known for the attention to the qualities of the paint as well as they are for the physical qualities making up the scene. In Marine, his rendering of the sky, sea and sand is accomplished by dragging paint across the canvas with a palette knife.

In the late 1860's, Pierre-Auguste Renoir often painted with his friend Claude Monet en plein air. In the mid 1860's, Paris was preparing for the Universal Exposition of 1867, and artists were out in the streets showcasing the beauty and modernity of their city. In The Pont des Arts, Renoir shows Parisians about their everyday life, men, women, children and their dogs all enjoying a walk along the Seine.

Berthe Morisot was one of the most dedicated of the impressionists, exhibiting in seven of their eight exhibitions. Her In a Villa at the Seaside 1874 was included in the first impressionist exhibition and was the first painting listed in the exhibition catalogue. Morisot often used the trappings of her refined domestic life.

Berthe Morisot, In a Villa at the Seaside 1874

Here, the woman's quality of dress and the deluxe seaside vacation site are consistant with her status. But her quick and confident brushwork show a work unconventional in its execution.

Today, Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognizable and best loved painters of any genre. His painting career was remarkably short. He died at age 37 and did not begin painting until his late twenties. He suffered bouts of anxiety and mental illness. During his lifetime, his work was known by only a few and appreciated by even less. However, after his death retrospective exhibitions were held in Brussels, Paris, the Hague, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Cologne and New York. By the mid twentieth century, Van Gogh was one of the most recognizable and best loved painters of all time.

Below are three of Van Gogh's paintings on display at the Norton Simon. His Portrait of a Peasant 1888 was painted soon after his move to Arles in the south of France. Van Gogh moved from Paris seeking to improve his health in a world less cluttered. The peasant pictured is Patience Escaller, an old gardener and former goat herder. Unlike Van Gogh's earlier dark paintings of peasants, this painting radiates a rainbow of color giving greater expression to the character.

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of a Peasant, 1888

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1888
His Portrait of the Artist's Mother 1888 Van Gogh was set to welcome his painting friend Paul Guaguin to Arles. He hoped the two would become the root of an art colony, a "Studio of the South."

Vincent Van Gogh, The Mulberry Tree 1889

Born of the Dutch tradition, Van Gogh had portraits on his mind, including self portraits and portraits of his family. In letters to his brother Theo, Van Gogh wrote of his mother's portrait,

"I am doing a portrait of Mother for myself. I cannot stand the colorless photograph, and I am trying to do one in a harmony of color, as I see her in my memory." The painting is based on a black and white photo Van Gogh kept of his mother. He painted her in a rather monochromatic fashion, but his mother appears attentive, and proud.

In the spring of 1889, Van Gogh committed himself to the asylum at Saint-Remy. It is believed he suffered from epilepsy. His painting from this period reflects his search to create dazzling compositions full of energy with vigorous brushwork. Van Gogh believed this particular painting The Mulberry Tree was the best of his mulberry tree paintings, commenting on it three times in his letters to his brother Theo.

Another remarkable post impressionist visionary was Amedeo Modigliani. Although he enjoyed the company of Pablo Picasso, Modigliani took his artistic cues from European medieval art and borrowed influences from several non-western cultures. He is known for his stylized portraits, all bearing linear simplifications and often elongated necks. Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne 1918 is typical of his portrait style. Modigliani abused alcohol and drugs and died of tuberculosis at the age of 36. Grief stricken, Jeanne Hebuterne, who was pregnant at the time, killed herself just two days after Modigliani's death.

Amedeo MOdigliani, Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Jeanne Hebuterne, 1918

Pablo Picasso, Woman Reading a Book, 1932

The most renowned artist of the 20th century was Pablo Picasso, known for co-founding the cubist movement and the invention of constructed sculpture. As a young artist, Picasso painted in a realistic manner, but over time, changed his style as he experimented with different theories, techniques and ideas.

Painting portraits of women reading was a favorite subject for Picasso. Several such portraits were part of the recent Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris Exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Musuem in 2011.

His Woman Reading a Book is a portrait of his lover, Marie-Therese Walter, 1909-1977. With simplified black thick lines and color, Picasso captures the sitter's bourgeois backgrounds and her sensuality while focusing on her dreamy gaze. Picasso was most at home between the lines of realism and abstraction, and here uses both.

These paintings and much more await at the Norton Simon Museum. View their website and visit next time you're in the Southland.

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Self Portrait, America's Cup Painter
Point Richmond's Jim De Witt
America's Cup artist Jim De Witt
Visits Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery - Linda Sorensen

An adventurous celebration of contrasts and color, Jim's striking yachting paintings and portraits are visually delightful. Have a look, we think you'll agree.

A slideshow of some of Jim's sailing paintings as Jim tells of his love of sailing and painting.
When Jim visited the gallery, he was most complimentary of the collection. Dan asked him to pose for a photo next to the painting he liked the most. He chose this Robert E. Wood abstract watercolor entitled Tropical Jewels.

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery often has artist visitors, and we like to tell people about some who are not Sonoma County locals. One such is Jim DeWitt, who recently was named the America’s Cup Artist-in-Residence by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, host club for the 34th America’s Cup races on San Francisco Bay. A special presentation of his America’s Cup work is posted at

Jim was born in Oakland in 1930. At age five, he drew a picture of a sailboat built by his father in the backyard. He attended Oakland's California College of Arts and the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design. In his spare time, he raced sailboats and made sails.

While gaining a reputation as a winning yachtsman, he kept up his painting. His yachting paintings are infused with Jim's life long love and expertise in sailing. His paintings not only bear Jim's signature use of bold color and contrast, but you can feel the wind and movement of the boats, achieved in large part to Jim's lifetime on the water.

Sandpiper, Americas Cup Series

Jim has exhibited in gallleries and museums worldwide, and hang in prestigious yacht clubs around the world. In recent years, he has also painted a series of dog paintings, just because it pleases him. His portraits are as exciting as his yachting, vibrant color surrounding extremely expressive subjects.

Jim loves painting, it springs from his life loving spirit and we thank him for sharing his enthusiasm with us. We are pleased to introduce you to Jim's work and share some samples and a link to his website is below.

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News from our Gallery

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

Calabi Gallery -- now in Santa Rosa
Gallery Opening -- March 15, 3-7 PM
Inaugural Group Show
Mid 19th - Present, emphasis on mid 20th Century Modernism

456 Tenth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 9540

Calabi Gallery Link | 707-781-7070 | map
Hammarfriar Calabi Exhibition
Opening March 8 in Healdsburg - a collaboration of Hammerfriar (Healdsburg) and Calabi Gallery (Santa Rosa): Gordon Onslow Ford, the youngest of the surrealists in the wave of European WWII immigrant artists, plus two of his last studio assistants John Anderson and Robert Percy.

The Hammerfriar Gallery

132 Mill St, Ste 101,
Healdsburg, CA 95448 707-473-9600
Tues - Fri 10 - 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4 and by appt.
bouquets to art ONE WEEK ONLY!
Bouquets to Art
San Francisco's Legion of Honor
March 18 - 23

Bouquets to Art welcomes Spring with beautiful floral arrangements interpreting the works of the de Young’s permanent collection.   Opening Night Gala and Preview, catered luncheons and more.
More info

The Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival 2014 will occur April 26 and 27. With pride, we're pleased to announce that this year's poster art is by our own watercolor artist, Jean Warren. Stop by the gallery and see some more of her marvelous wonders, and consider at the Fishfest a tee shirt or sweat shirt bearing a Jean Warren painting.

2014 Fish Fest Poster Artwork by Jean Warren
Generals Bradley Patton and Eisenhower
Feb 2014, Art and War,
Ike and the Monuments Men

In our February Newsletter, we told you about the new film The Monuments Men, about the American World War II effort to protect and recover art and architectural treasures from the effects of war and looting. The National Gallery of Art has now announced that photographs, maps, correspondence and records, including lists of art amassed by Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders, from the corps of soldiers

known as "monuments men" are going on display at the National Gallery of Art, an archives gallery at the Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center and the National Archives. Read more from ABC news.

California is now offering an opportunity to support California's museums by having "Snoopy" plates. They cost $50 ($98 for personalized plates). The proceeds will be administered by the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) and will in turn be awarded to California's museums. Read more in the Sacramento Bee.

California Snoopy License Plate

Sanzio Raphael,
Portait of a Young Man 1513-1514
oil on panel, 72 x 56 cm
Hitler's appointed governor in Poland,
Hans Frank, confiscated the painting
from the Czarloryski Museum in Krakow.
Last seen 1945

In a recent interview with Parade Magazine, the author of The Monuments Men, Robert Edsel said "Probably the single most important painting that’s missing is Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man, which came from the Czarloryski Museum in Krakow. The governor general of the Nazi-occupied area of Poland, Hans Frank, and Nazi leader Hermann Goering, went back and forth over this painting, one seizing it from the other. These guys were like two kids fighting over marbles.

When Governor General Frank was arrested after the war, the Raphael was gone. Monuments Man Bernie Taper spent two years investigating every lead and just ran into dead ends. But that picture is out there somewhere. The point is these things can be found Just look at the works discovered in Munich recently, including art by Picasso and Matisse.


George Lucas is asked to try again. After months of public opinions and debate, the Presidio Trust has ruled against the most recent George Lucas proposal for an art museum at the Crissy Field site. But, the Presidio Trust also suggested that a suitable site for the proposed museum could be found on the Presidio Grounds.

We certainly don't want the Bay Area to lose out. San Francisco and the Presidio would make a wonderful home for such a museum. We hope the Lucas Museum will become the perfect neighbor for the Walt Disney Family Museum. Both museums would possess unique perspectives on the art of story telling, and located within steps of each other, they would be attractive destination for their mutually interested visitors. Read more in the SF Chronicle and the NY Times.

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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
Now showing ... "A Sampling of our Collection", Spring 2014
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The Ren Brown Collection
Holly Downing, John Edwards, Katsunori Hamanishi,
Shigeki Kuroda, Takahiro Sato & Mikio Watanabe | Back to the Top

Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
members show
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 |
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What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
opening and reception, Oct 6th, "Kindred Spirits"
featuring Christine Crozier, Sibyl Johnson, Jane Hofstetter, Carolyn Hofstetter, Paul Kratter, Richard Lindenberg
Sergio Lopez, Anton Pavlenko, Bart Walker, & Craig Zugar
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia

IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Interiors" a show of 34 artists 6" x 6" paintings
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
now showing ... Stanley William Hayter and the influence of Atelier

The Annex Galleries is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). | Back to the Top
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Lee Youngman

IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Featuring the work of contemporary painter Paul Youngman,
and the works of famed painter, Ralph Love (1907-1992) | Back to the Top
Left ... Lee Youngman, Right ... Paul Yougman

Paul Youngman
Linda Ratzlaff

IN GRATON Graton Gallery

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

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17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
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NOW IN SANTA ROSA Calabi Gallery |
* Dennis has recently relocated his unique gallery to Sant Rosa.
456 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 | email: | 707-781-7070

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. |Back to the Top

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 (707) 473-9600  |
132 Mill Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | Open Tues - Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 4
Opening March 8 - May 4, Gordon Onslow Ford, John Anderson, and Robert Percy
Show opening, Saturday March 8 6-9 PM
A panel discussion is scheduled for Sunday, April 20, 3-5 pm

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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

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
This museum tells Walt's story from the early days.
(on the Parade Grounds) 104 Montgomery Street,
The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
-- view location on Google Maps

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de Young Museum
Georgia O'Keefe
and Lake George
through May 11

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San Francisco
California Historical Society

Juana Briones y su California
Pionera, Fundadora, Curandera

through Jun 8
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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent European and Impressionist Paintings
Matisse from SFMOMA, through Sep 7
ONE WEEK ONLY -- Bouquets to Art, March 18 - 23
Opening Mar 29 ... Intimate Impressionism
from the National Gallery of Art

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Jason Lazarus: Live Archive through Mar 23

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Oakland Museum of California

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

-A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco through Jun 29

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San Francisco

Currently closed for a major expansion

See the Legion of Honor for
Matisse from SFMOMA

Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum
Camellia Has Fallen:
Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising
through May 4

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Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

"Starry, Starry Night"
through Apr 27

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Hearst Art Gallery

5 Exhibitions now on view
From Swords to Plowshares
Metal Trench Art from WW I

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Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

featuring the famed watercolor paintings
of the California Missions
by Christian Jorgensen
Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma CA Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
Discovered: Exceptional Artists of Sonoma County
Mar 14 to Apr 27

(707) 939-7862
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Grace Hudson Museum

-through Mar 16 Nature's Beloved Son
John Muir's Botanical Legacy

-Mar 29 through May 25 ... Mendocino County
Art Association turns 60

Grace Hudson Museum Bolinas
Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch, Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.
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Walnut Creek
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Sky, a national juried exhibition
Mar 9 0 May 25

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA

San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

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

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Monterey Museum of Art

Extraordinary People
Portaits of Yousuf Karsh
Mar 31
Ansel Adams: Visions of Grandeur
through Mar 31

Monterey Museum of Art

Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Crocker Art Museum
Permanent Collection
-coming in Feb '16 ...
Jules Tavernier, Artist and Adventurer

through May 11 Sacramento
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits

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Stockton's Treasure!
The Haggin Museum

"if you've not visited yet, you must go!"
-Largest exhibition of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Southern California (and Arizona)

Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures from the colonial period to World War II— a survey of of art and culture
& "Levitated Mass"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Irvine
The Irvine Museum
California Scene Paintings 1920's - 1970's
through May 8
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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Permanent Collection
American 19th century Landscape Painting

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art
Permanent Collection
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The Huntington Library

American Art Collection

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

Huntington Library Art Collection Pasadena

Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection
A stunning collection of
European Impressionists and Post Impressionists
& Dutch master paintings

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Museum of California Art

Picturing Mexico, Alfredo Ramos Martinez in California
through Apr 20

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Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Architecture in Art
Mar 8 - Jul 13
Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Presenty closed for a two year renovation

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Art Institute of Chicago
Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Bentonville, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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

Permanent collection
American Paintings

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Philadelphia , PA
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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

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