Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
May 2009 News, Articles, and Opinions from the world of California’s Heritage Art & Beyond,
& Gallery and Museum exhibits, near & far
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Celebrating Early California,
Western, and American Art

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Linda and Dan Photo
Linda Sorensen & Daniel Rohlfing
Bill Bender Thumbnail
Bill Bender ... Palm Desert Museum Features
Three Desert Painters

Ansel Adams Photo Thumbnail
Ansel Adams:Masterworks
Now showing at the
Sonoma County Museum
Carl Sammons Photo Portrait
Carl Sammons 1886 -1968

is now On Exhibit at the
Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah
Vincent Van Gogh Severed Ear Self PortraitThumbnail
A new chapter in the tale of
Vincent Van Gogh and his Ear
Florence Upson Young Alaska Inlet Thumbnail
Florence Upson Young
Western Woman Impressionist

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Notes

Our Neighboring Galleries

Museum Exhibits
Near and Far

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Fred Chisnall and Carl Bray
Fred Chisnall and Carl Bray
Palm Desert Museum Features
Three Desert Painters

by Ann Japenga
Palm Desert was a hang-out and a refuge for the often-broke early desert artists. Bill Bender camped under an Ironwood tree here, and Fred Chisnall sold paintings out of his truck. It’s a colorful heritage, but one that’s long been eclipsed by flashier attractions in this resort town near Palm Springs.

So it was a breakthrough for fans of California art when three desert artists were featured recently in a show at the Historical Society of Palm Desert Museum. The artists—Carl Bray, Bill Bender and Sally Ward—are all over age 90 and still painting. The opening reception was Friday March 6, and the art sale is ongoing.

The Museum, housed in an old firehouse, is tucked amongst elite boutiques and galleries on El Paseo,

Carl Bray and Desert Locomotive
Carl Bray and Locomotive through the Desert

known as the Rodeo Drive of the desert. The opening reception drew a steady stream of patrons from all over Southern California. They wove past the vintage fire trucks and antique fire masks to admire a dense selection of desert scenes.

Carl Bray attended the opening and drew a steady stream of admirers who were warmed by his Oklahoma accent and his Will Rogers-style humor.

Bill Benders paintings at the exhibition
Bill Bender's works at the exhibition

Bray got his start painting while he was working on the Southern Pacific Railroad. His work is drawing increasing interest locally, partly due to the efforts of Indian Wells to tear down his former home and gallery, a Highway 111 landmark since the 1950's.

The other two artists (who did not attend the opening) include Sally Ward, who’ll be 100 in June. She now lives in Tucson, but she once painted all over the Coachella Valley, often accompanied by artists Karl Albert,

Sally Ward Smoke Tree and Mountains
Sally Ward Smoke Tree and Mountains
Bill Bender from Ed Ainsworth's Painters of the Desert 1960
Bill Bender a few years ago at easel with
portrait of Jimmy Swinnerton, his mentor.
Ed Ainsworth's Painters of the Desert, 1960

Darwin Duncan and Wilton McCoy.

Bill Bender, once a working cowboy, lives out on old Route 66 near Victorville. He learned to paint from a master while working as Jimmy Swinnerton’s driver. In recent years, he’s best known for his Western paintings but for this show he dug out of storage his classic desert landscapes.

The Palm Desert firehouse walls were crowded with scenes of purple verbena, railroads steaming through the San Gorgonio Pass, and the exquisite desert washes of Bender, looking strikingly like the washes painted by his mentor, Swinnerton.

The fields of verbena are mostly gone now, buried under development, but the landmarks that drew the artists were still visible outside the front door of the museum—Toro and Santa Rosa peaks, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountains.

Painting these peaks and desert bajadas has been a must-do for every serious student of the California landscape. While major painters such as Jimmy Swinnerton and John Hilton lived in the Coachella Valley, almost every other well-known California impressionist—including Guy Rose and Maurice Braun--came through to paint. As the desert scene evolved, Palm Desert became the nexus of a great underappreciated art movement that rivals the plein air hubs of Carmel and Laguna Beach.

Hal Rover and Kim Housken of the Palm Desert Historical Society—along with others—have in recent years championed the city’s legacy of dune-painters. Just down the street from the museum is Painters’ Path, a lane named for the artists who set up their easels there. Also nearby is the original Desert

Bill Bender Photo
Bill Bender today at age 90

Magazine building (now a steakhouse), which housed the influential Desert Southwest Art Gallery. Jimmy Swinnerton, R. Brownell McGrew, Paul Grimm, Olaf Wieghorst and others partied there, imbibing the proprietor’s famous “fish house punch”.

The city has recently begun to honor this forgotten history. Last year they sponsored a competition for a public art piece honoring the early desert artists. And public arts manager Richard Twedt has proposed a plein air painters month to spotlight the artists; discussions are underway. The city that has shown more affinity for Chihuly chandeliers than Carl Bray smoketrees may be on its way to being a refuge for desert art, once again.

Ann Japenga
Ann Japenga is a Palm Springs writer specializing in stories about the California deserts and the West. As a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, she developed a love for tales tied to the Western landscape. After moving to Palm Springs more than a decade ago, she zeroed in on “deserata”--the natural and human history of the California deserts from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Colorado River. Learn more of Ann Japenga on her website.
Ann Japenga's Website | Historical Society of Palm Desert Museum | Back to the Top
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Ansel Adams: Masterworks now showing at the Sonoma County Museum
Ansel Adams Photo

Ansel Adams Documentary 1983 BBC Production, four parts, 33 min
As an adventurous fourteen year-old youth, Ansel Adams made his first of many visits to the Yosemite Valley. Beginning with a small Brownie Box camera and a sense of awe, he began his life's work.
Photography wasn't his only talent. He was an aspiring concert pianist, and while on one of his subsequent Yosemite treks, he sought out a piano to play. It happened to be in the parlor of a Yosemite Valley artist named Harry Cassie Best. Young Ansel received Harry's permission to play the piano, along with an introduction to Harry's daughter, Virginia. Ansel remained long enough to marry Virginia, and in 1922, began selling his photos in his father-in-law's gallery. Upon Harry Cassie Best's death, the Best Art Gallery became the Ansel Adams Gallery.
Ansel Adams Oak Tree Silhouette
Oak tree silhouette

What is magical is how "painterly" his photographs are. His composition is astoundingly remarkable, as good as any landscape painter ever. He would choose his subject and wait for his moment. Where did this sense of composition come from? Perhaps he learned much from dinner table conversations with artists who would visit his father-in-law while on their Yosemite visits, nurturing his talented eye and imagination.

The Sonoma County Museum exhibit consists of 48 works of Yosemite, the New Mexico desert, California Oaks, the Snake River, and dunes of the American Southwest. A second portion of the exhibit downstairs features exhibits of Adams' cameras and a video documentary describing Adams' artistic process along with some of the technical aspects of his photography and printing.

Ansel Adams Snake River Grand Tetons
Snake River in the Grand Tetons
Ansel Adams Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley
Ansel Adams: Masterworks runs through June 14th, and is well worth the visit. Also on exhibit are paintings from the museum's collection, including a work by Maynard Dixon, William Keith, Will Sparks, William S. Rice, Sydney Tilden Daken and a stunning Yosemite scene by Thomas Hill. There is also an exhibit of stunning Wine Country posters from the collection of George and Denise Rose. Visit the museum's website for more.

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Carl Sammons 1886 -1968 is now On Exhibit at the
Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah
(This article was previously published for the Sammons exhibit last fall at St. Mary's College in Moraga)

Carl Sammons OcotilloCarl Sammons "Ocotillo"
BBH Gallery Collection, 12 x16

Throughout much of the early and mid twentieth century, Carl Sammons was a popular Bay Area plein air painter. Today, he is known for his beautiful landscapes and California Coastal scenes. He was an early enthusiast of the automobile, and accompanied by his wife Queen, drove throughout the West sketching and painting.

A boy from the Platte River town of Kearney in western Nebraska, Sammons first moved to Petaluma,
To the right is a video of a Carl Sammons lecture. The lecturer is given Alfred C. Harrison, Jr. on the occasion of the Carl Sammons Exhibit at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, July 13, 2008. (44 minutes in length)

(Mr. Harrison is an art historian and President of The North Point Gallery on Jackson St. in San Francisco. The North Point Gallery specializes in traditional painting, and particularly Early California Art. It has an excellent Sammons collection.)
Queen Esther Steward

California in 1913 at the age of twenty seven. Three years later, he moved to the river town of Monte Rio, a short distance from the mouth of the Russian River, to open a studio. In 1917, he returned to Kearney, Nebraska, for three years, returning to California in 1920. He made his way to San Francisco and studied at the California School of Fine Arts. At this point, he transitioned his style from Tonalism to Impressionism.

As a young man, Sammons was an enthusiast of the automobile, and loved to take car trips and find new new scenes to paint. On one such trip to Northern California’s Humboldt County, Sammons met Queen Esther Steward in the town of Petrolia. They had much in common, both coming from large midwestern families, common religious beliefs, and an awe for the natural beauty of California. Queen made a fine traveling partner, and the couple toured the West, including all corners and climates of California, painting as they went.

Sammons is described as a quiet, soft-spoken and gentle man who could be warm and friendly when he was sketching or painting. He enjoyed having children watch him paint, often having them fetch a leaf or bark so he could get the color right. He was also a willing teacher, and had some notable students, including William Frates and Henry Vardon Going. Among his friends were artists Edward Borein, John Gamble, Deidrich Gremky, Paul Grimm, Lorenzo Latimer, and Thaddeus Welch.

Like so many artists, he loved painting but disliked marketing his work. Sammons did not enjoy public or juried exhibits. He believed painting was not competitive, but an act of creation. He found his inspiration in the natural beauty around him, painting in his belief in God and his love of God’s creation.

Source: Exhibit catalogue, California Impressionist Landscapes from the Donna Walsh Sumner Collection, July 12 through September 21, 2008, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College of California.

View a Carl Sammons lecture online, given by Alfred C. Harrison, Jr. on the occasion of the Carl Sammons exhibit at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, July 13, 2008. (44 minutes in length)

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A new chapter
in the tale of
Vincent Van Gogh
and his Ear
Vincent Van Gogh Bandaged Ear Self Portrait
Self portrait, Bandaged Ear and Pipe

The old long accepted tale occurred just prior to Christmas in 1888. Supposedly, Vincent Van Gogh in fit of lunacy cut off his own ear with his razor after he and Paul Gauguin had a fight outside a brothel in Arles, France. But German academics Hans Kaufmann and Rita Wildegans researched the original police documents, the artists' letters and witness accounts, and now believe that Paul Gauguin, a handy swordsman, severed Van Gogh's ear in the fight.


Vincent Van Gogh Bandaged Ear Self Portrait
Self Portrait-Bandaged Ear and Green Coat

Kaufmann and Wildegans have been researching their book Van Gogh's Ear: Paul Gauguin and the Pact of Silence for the past ten years. They researched police records, letters of the two painters, and other eye witness accounts. According to their research, Kaufmann and Wildegans say that after the event in a romantic gesture, Van Gogh wrapped his detached ear in cloth, and presented it to a prostitute named Rachel.

The research leaves unanswered the question whether Gauguin injured Van Gogh intentionally or not, but that a plan was hatched by the pair of artists to conceal the facts of the case to protect Gouguin from prosecution. They formulated a tale as skillfully as they mixed paint on a palette, that Van Gogh retired to his home and severed his own ear.

The book says the traditional account is not backed up by any witnesses and is

based on an improbable and contradictory series of events. Furthermore, after the event, the behavior of both Van Gogh and Gauguin suggests they were hiding something. Soon after the event, Gauguin sailed off to Tahiti, and within a year and a half, Van Gogh killed himself, shooting himself in the chest.

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Florence Upson Young, Western Woman Impressionist

One of our favorite California Impressionists is Florence Upson Young, who was born in 1872 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and was one of the influential signature California Impressionists in the group located in the artists colony in Alhambra, California.

Although her work has been compared to several of the master California plein air painters by Peter Falk in “Who was Who in American Art”, we think of her work as most closely comparable to that of Hanson Puthuff and Sam Hyde Harris, especially seen in her excellent “The Edge of the Desert” and the painting that we believe depicts an inlet in Alaska, which would no longer be recognizable because of a tidal wave that changed that area after the time of the painting. There have been many depictions of the Mt. San Jacinto view in Palm Springs by many famous painters, but we believe hers to be the superior one.

In her very long life, she had many travels, and her associations and areas of influence were numerous. In 1896 when she was 24, she traveled on a Clipper Ship from New York to England. Later she spent a year in Holland, and it appears from her works that she had other European travels. She had a studio for a seven year period in Chicago, and settled in Alhambra, California in 1923, where she lived out the balance of her life. (She died at age 101 in 1974 in nearby San Gabriel.)

Florence Upson Young Alaska Inlet
Florence Upson Young, Alaska Inlet
Florence Upson Young The Edge of the Desert
Florence Upson Young, The Edge of the Desert
She has been discussed in at least 12 books as surveyed by It is reported that she studied at some very influential art schools and with highly noted teachers: The Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel; at the Art Students League in NYC with Kenyon Cox, Carol Beckwith, Frank DuMond, William Merritt Chase, Wilbur Reaser, and Nicolai Fechin. Great numbers of museums and art exhibits are listed, for example in the biographical entries in AskArt.

Her memberships stand as testimony to her influence and importance in the society of Southern California Impressionist artists of her time. She established the Friendly Arts Club while in Alhambra. She was a contributor to Widening Horizons in Creative Art. Like Sam Hyde Harris, she was a member of the Society for Sanity in Art, and she was part of the Theosophical Society of Southern California.

Additional contributions about her life and works would be appreciated.

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Gallery Notes

  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery's own Linda Sorensen has been inspired to pick up her brushes again. Her landscape paintings will be exhibited beginning May 16th at the Local Color Artist Gallery (just upstairs from Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery). Linda is sharing a show with artist Judy Butler entitled "The Scenic Route" opening Saturday, May 16, 2009, when an artists reception will be held from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Linda's own new website is
  • The Petaluma Arts Council invites young people to attend their Summer Arts for Kids program. See their website for further details,
  • The Petaluma Arts Council invites original works for their new "All Aboard! The Train Show."
    See their website for further details,

  • The new Map of fine arts and arts & crafts galleries in Sonoma County will be issued by the Sonoma County Gallery Group soon, and will be available at galleries, visitors centers, wineries on the Wine Road, and other locations. There are several new galleries of note, and this Map and the website is a good way to plan a tour and find out about current exhibits.
  • Booklets of several of our exhibitions are available. Pick them up at the gallery or send us your mailing address.
    - Painters of the Desert; Regionalist Watercolors;
    - 19th Century Paintings of Northern California;
    - Painters of Carmel (plus other Master Painters of the Sea).
  • The gallery offers access to a collection of reference material - even Sister Wendy, of course. There are many books including a huge volume about Edward Hopper. On hand for the Women Artists show is the "Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West." There are also various slide shows available, such as Milford Zornes, and DVDs about various art movements and artists (including 4 Men Paint 1 Tree, Disney's short film that includes Joshua Meador 1911-1965). On a rainy day or any other gallery day, please accept our invitation to sit down and browse for a while, or have a DVD shown for you. Please speak up and tell us in advance about what you may wish to view or look through.
  • The gallery website has a number of audio and video features for educational purposes. See the video on our Alexander Dzigurski page entitled The Palette & Symphony. Review the informative interview with Robert Rishell on our page about him, as well as the Zornes interview.
  • Although some have sold, we still have a good selection of small, affordable works by Alexander Dzigurski II. A colorful14x18 painting of a fishing boat - so appropriate to our locale - has just arrived.
  • In addition to the desert paintings by Kathi Hilton (daughter of John W. Hilton) that we have showing, additional paintings are available that we can quickly obtain from the artist according to the preferences of interested persons. Please contact us for details.
  • Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery is a member of the Sonoma County Gallery Group, which publishes a map of fine art galleries and has a website with information on a wide variety of current exhibitions. . We are also members of the Petaluma Arts Council, which has a marvelous new exhibition space in the train depot visitor's center area off Washington Street at Lakeville Road in Petaluma.
  • Our Archives page has links to our previous gallery exhibits and monthly newsletters.

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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
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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, Noon until 5:00 PM
(or other times by prearranged appointment)
Current Exhibit:Women Painters of California | (Map & Location) |

Linda and Dan Photo

Smith and Kirk Gallery Bodega Bay


Libby Kirk's fused glass, Susan Amalia's
multi-media works, and Gary Smith's Custom Framing.
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
Local Color Gallery

IN BODEGA BAY Local Color Gallery
featuring JANE BARON 3/28 - 5/10

Opening May 15 "The Scenic Route "
Judy Butler~Linda Sorensen
Artist's Reception, Saturday May 15, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

1580 Eastshore Road, Bodega Bay, 707-875-2744 | Back to the Top

Florence Brass Matanzas Creek Lavender Thumbnail
Matanzas Creek Lavender
Florence Brass

Reb Brown Sign Thumbnail IN BODEGA BAY The Ren Brown Collection
Now showing - Bruce Johnson: Sculpture
The gallery was established in 1989 and specializes in
contemporary art from both sides of the Pacific. | Back to the Top
Ren Brown Collection
Christopher Queen Gallery IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River
Current Show:

"North of The Gate"
All Things California
Heading North From The Golden Gate Bridge & Beyond | Back to the Top
Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Scent of Spring" Dianna Soderlind
Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
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IN CALISTOGA the Lee Youngman Gallery
Lee Youngman features
the contemporary paintings of Paul Youngman
and other Sonoma and Napa County artists.
Also, she has a superb selection of paintings done by her father,
famed artist Ralph Love. | Back to the Top

Paul Youngman

Jeanette Legrue and her painting Lillies Thumbnail

IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
exhibits the works of Jeanette Le Grue, Timothy Horn, Christin Coy, John Poon, Nancy McDonald, Randall Sexton.
For aspiring and recreational artists, workshops are available.
photo to the left ... Jeannette Le Grue
with her
2nd place painting,
"Picture of Lilies, "
at the San Juan Capistrano Awards ceremony. | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
April 17 - May 25, Luminous Shadows Mezzotints & Paintings by Holly Downing,
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, California (707) 829-8912
"No Unifying Factor" - April 14 – May 24
Rik Olson - Linocut Prints, Wood Engravings and Paintings
Pam Lewis - Western Folk Paintings - plucky gals and dapper dudes
William O'Keeffe - Abstract Paintings, mixed media

Opening Reception - Sat. March 7 :: 3 to 5:30 pm Back to the Top
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
regional seascape and landscape painting, fine art photography, blown glass,
etching, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, woodwork, and jewelry by local artists.
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top
West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
14390 Highway One • Valley Ford, CA 94972 • 707.876.1963
(Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top

Boho Gallery Freestone Thumbnail IN FREESTONE Boho Gallery
463 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone, CA 95472 Phone 707-874-9792
"an eclectic range of art that includes romantic wine country landscapes, whimsical animal portraits, and contemplative visual abstracts that allude to natural objects and mystery."
Jan, Feb, & March: By appointment only

April through December: Fri, Sat. & Sun 11 to 6 | | Back to the Top
Vintage Bank Petaluma Thumbnail IN PETALUMA Vintage Bank Antiques
Vintage Bank Antiques is located in Historic Downtown Petaluma, 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 | Back to the Top
Petaluma Arts Council Art Center IN PETALUMA Petaluma Arts Council
"... to celebrate local artists and their contributions and
to involve the whole community in appreciation, involvement and recognition of art ... | Back to the Top
And, while on the Big Island, visit these ...
IN Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii Isaacs Art Center
visit a superb Museum and Gallery. | Back to the Top
The Banana Gallery Hiwa Hawaii Thumbnail IN Hawi, Big Island, Hawaii
The Banana Gallery
formerly of the William Lester Gallery
in Point Reyes Station, CA,
visit Robin Fahey Cameron at the Banana Gallery | Back to the Top
Robin Fehey Cameron of the Banana Gallery
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Links to current museum exhibits
relevant to Early California Art
and beyond
Oakland Museum of California

The Art and History Galleries are currently under renovation, and will reopen in 2010.
Exhibit:Future of Sequoias:
Sustaining Parklands in the 21st Century
February 7–August 23, 2009
Oakland Museum Thumbnail San Francisco
de Young Museum

de Young Museum: American Painting Collection, & "Warhol Live" Warhol Live presents an exploration of Warhol’s work through the lens of music.
Feb 14 - May 17
King Tut opens June 27
De Young Museum Thumbnail
San Francisco
California Historical Society

Fine Arts Collection ... & Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present
February 19- August 15, 2009
California Historical Society Thumbnail San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Permanent Collection, plus Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique
Feb 7 - May 31
San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum

"Jews on Vinyl" And You Shall Know Us
by the Trail of Our Vinyl
February 6 - June 9, 2009

San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum Thumbnail

Hearst Art Gallery

Sacred Mountain: Images of Mt. Diablo and Mt. Fuji, May 2 - July 3

Hearst Art Gallery Thumbnail
Coming to SF's Presidio
the Contemporary Art Museum
of the Presidio

report of the latest from the
SF Chron, March 1, 2009

Contemporary Art Museum at the Presidio Also Coming to SF's Presidio
The Walt Disney Family Museum "Opening this autumn"
Walt Disney Museum at the Presidio
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 939-7862
Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings
APRIL 18 - JUNE 7, 2009

Sonoma Museum of Art Exterior Thumb Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Ansel Adams: Masterworks
April 17 through June 13, 2009

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Monterey Museum of Art

Important works of Monterey from the Permanent Collection

Monterey Museum of Art

Grace Hudson Museum
Carl Sammons:
California Impressionist Landscapes
from the Donna Walsh Sumner Collection
March 28, 2009 to June 28, 2009

Grace Hudson Museum
Crocker Art Museum

Permanent Exhibit, plus
Animals in the Drawing Room:
Portraits by Mari Kloeppel
February 6 – May 31, 2009

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Capitol Museum

Permanent Exhibits

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San Jose
San Jose Museum of Art

Women’s Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation
through Aug 16, 2009

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The Irvine Museum

The Good Life
California Watercolors, 1930-1950
through May 16
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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Collections in Context: New Acquisitions and Long-held Strengths at SDMA
San Diego Museum of Art Thumbnail Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Desert Painting from the
permanent collection

02.11.09 - 05.09.09
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Norton Simon Museum

Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems
February 13–June 8, 2009
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Newport Beach
Orange County Musuem of Art

The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe,
Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin,
and Florence Miller Pierce
May 3-September 6, 2009
Orange County Museum of Art

Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

The Indian Paintings of George de Forest Brush, Feb 26 - May 24, 2009
Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance
June 25–October 18, 2009

Seattle Art Museum Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection

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Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art

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

Dallas Museum of Art Entrance Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Collection Returns
to New Galleries - Ongoing
Galleries 201, 230, and 240–249

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

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Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art

Vermeer's The Astronomer
"Evolution and Exploration
through September 6, 2009
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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
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