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November 2011 Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Monthly
60 Min Morley Sapher Vincent Van Gogh Thumbnail
60 Minutes' Morley Safer,
The Life and Death
of Vincent Van Gogh

Norman Rockwell Rosie the Riveter Thumbnail
Crystal Bridges Museum

Debuts Nov 11, 2011

Van Gogh to Munch:
European Masterworks

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Andrew and Liya Terrapin Creek Cafe
A Michelin Star
Bodega Bay's
Terrapin Creek Cafe

Congratulations Andrew and Liya

News from our gallery Visit the Gallery News from
Neighboring Galleries
Museum Exhibits:
Bay Area, Southland & Beyond
Visit our archives
with a "clickable" photo index

For those who missed it, and for those wanting to see it again, here is "The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh" presented by 60 Minutes, produced by David Browning featuring Morley Safer.

This report tells of the research of two Pulitzer prize winning authors who believe Vincent Van Gogh did not commit suicide but helped cover up the truth that he had been shot by some boys out hunting. Morley Safer advises that if these authors are right, they may well "upend art history."

Each of these three videos are embedded on our site from Sixty Minutes' website and each is accompanied with a brief commercial. For greater enjoyment, please utilize the expand screen icon at the bottom of each segment's viewing screen.

Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum,
Debuts Nov 11, 2011
Chrystal Bridges Museum Exterior at Night
Chrystal Bridges Museum Logo

Not far from where Arkansas' borders intersect with Missouri and Oklahoma is the home of America's newest fine art museum. From the Walton Trust, the Crystal Bridges Museum blends an eclectic chronology across the full spectrum of American Art, with an appealing Southern accent.

Thomas Hart Benton Ploughing it Under 1934
Thomas Hart Benton, Ploughing it Under, 1934

Among their "Southern" offerings of note are Thomas Hart Benton's Ploughing it Under done in 1934. This painting portrays the sweltering and disappointing labors of the sharecropping South during the depths of racism and the great depression.

Chrystal Bridges Regional Map
Harry Sternberg Thomas Hart Benton 1944
Harry Sternberg, Portrait of Thomas Hart Benton
barefoot with guitar
, 1944

Harry Sternberg offers his 1944 Portrait of Thomas Hart Benton epitomizing a southern stereotyped barefooted overall'd southern gent with slicked back hair strumming a guitar next to a smoking southern chimney rising from a riverside shack as a steaming locomotive passes, adding its whistle and rhythm of the rails. This image isn't just a stunning visually, you can almost listen to it.

Andy Warhole Dolly Parton
Andy Warhol, Dolly Parton, 1985

Thomas Hart Benton is Missouri's greatest painter and a genius of American regionalism. Crystal Bridges, just miles down the road from the Missouri border, has done well to feature his work.

And even the urban sophistication of Andy Warhol has been seduced by the South, as Crystal Bridges presents his portrait of Dolly Parton, the queen of Country Music from neighboring Tennessee.

George de Forest Brush The Indian and the Lily 1887George de Forest Brush, The Indian and the Lily, 1887

Reminding visitors of our Native American past is a work by noted American portraitist Charles Bird King 1785–1862 entitled Ottoe Half Chief from 1822.

Charles Bird King was commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to paint portraits of Native American delegates coming to Washington, D.C. Although today these portraits offer a dignified and honorable view of Native American leaders, the regrettable fact remains that these portraits were commissioned in the belief that these leaders and the cultures they represented would not be around much longer.

Charles Bird King Ottoe Half Chief Husband of Eagle of Delight 1822Charles Bird King Ottoe Half Chief,
Husband of Eagle of Delight ca. 1822

George de Forest Brush 1844-1941 is known for his dignified and gentle depictions of native Americans. After study in Paris, young Brush made his way west to Wyoming and Montana where he lived with the Arapaho, Shoshone, and Crow. His painting The Indian and the Lily from 1887 shows this athletic and able hunter enjoying a quiet moment to appreciate the beauty surrounding him.

Gerardus Duyckinck I (attributed to) Richa Franks ca. 1735

From the Colonial and Revolutionary period are some notable portraits. The Crystal Bridges Museum features six portraits of the Levy Franks family, attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck and dating from the 1720s to 1735. The Levy Franks family were Jewish immigrants from Germany who were quite prosperous in their new American home. To the left is the Portrait of Richa Franks, originally thought to be her sister Phila.

Gerardus Duyckinck 1695-1746 was born in New York to a family of Dutch artists who had come to New Amsterdam in 1635.

A stunning portrait by John Singleton Copley of Mrs. Theodore Atkinson Jr. is

John Singleton Copley Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr.  (Frances Deering Wentworth) 1765
John Singleton Copley, Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr.
(Frances Deering Wentworth) 1765
Charles Willson Peale George WashingtonCharles Willson Peale, George Washington, ca. 1780-1782

John Singleton Copely, Paul Revere
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

filled with radiant strength. By looking at this painting, it is easy to sense how the artist was impressed with Mrs. Atkinson. By the time this portrait was painted, Theodore Atkinson had served as Secretary of the Province of New Hampshire for three years. He would remain in that post until his untimely death four years later at the age of thirty-three. Ten days after her husband's death, his portraited widow above married New Hampshire's Royal Governor who remained in office until the Revolution.

John Singleton Copley
is known for his portraits of important figures from Colonial

New England. He was known for his depicting artifacts relating to his subjects lives, such as his famed portrait of silversmith patriot Paul Revere holding a tea pot.

Certain to become a favorite at the Crystal Bridges Museum is Charles Willson Peale's portrait of General George Washington. Charles Willson Peale was a saddle maker who went bankrupt when his loyalist customers learned he was a member of the Sons of Liberty. Having a talent for painting, he studied with John Singleton Copley among others. Washington posed for Charles Willson Peale seven times from which Peale created 60 portraits of Washington. During the Revolution, he served as a Captain in the Pennsylvania Militia and saw action in several battles. He painted during the war, doing portraits of officers, including General Washington.

Martin Johnson Heade Cattleya Orchid, Two Hummingbirds and a Beetle ca. 1875-1890
Martin Johnson Heade
Cattleya Orchid, Two Hummingbirds and a Beetle, ca. 1875-1890
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait The Life of a Hunter: A Tight Fix 1856
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, The Life of a Hunter: A Tight Fix, 1856

Martin Johnson Heade 1819 - 1904 was a Hudson River School painter known for landscapes, seascapes, and portraits of tropical birds. His work reflects the romanticism of his times. Although pretty much ignored during the first half of the twentieth century, since World War II there has been more interest in these 19th century gems. Pictured here is his work, Cattleya Orchid, Two Hummingbirds and a Beetle.

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait 1819 - 1905 was born in England, and didn't come to to the

Asher Brown Durand Kindred Spirits 1849Asher Brown Durand, Kindred Spirits 1849
Thomas Moran Valley of the Catawissa in Autumn ca. 1862Thomas Moran, Valley of the Catawissa in Autumn, ca. 1862

United States until 1850. In Paris, he had seen the work of George Catlin.

Upon his arrival in America, he established a painting camp in the Adirondacks. Soon he garnered the attention of Currier & Ives who promoted him by selling reproduced lithographs of

his work. Today he is known for his paintings of barnyard fowl and wild birds. Above, his The Life of a Hunter: A Tight Fix, exhibits artistic attention to detail as well as drama or humor (depending on how this scene played out.)

Another Hudson River painter at Crystal Bridges is Asher Brown Durand 1796 - 1886. He was known for his detailed rocks, trees, and foliage, all of which he believed to be a "representation of the work of God in the visible Creation." His painting above, Kindred Spirits shows fellow artist Thomas Cole and poet William Cullen Bryant in the Catskills and was given by the artist in tribute to Thomas Cole upon his death in 1848. William Cullen Bryant's daughter donated the painting to the New York Public Library in 1904 which sold it through Sothebys in 2005 to Alice Walton.

Perhaps nothing is more akin to the American Spirit than the paintings of Norman Rockwell, especially this one of Rosie the Riveter, 1943. This painting done during World War II shows American resolve, inventiveness, strength and determination amid the challenges and difficulties of War. Rockwell's image of Rosie catches her during a lunch brake, sandwich in hand with her riveting gun resting on her lap, ready for the remainder of her shift. Behind her, the wind waved shades of Old Glory.

Rockwell is one of America's best known artists for his images of the true Americana.

Norman Rockwell Rosie the RiveterNorman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter, 1943
Wayne Thiebaud Supine Woman 1963 Oil on canvas 36 x 72 in.
Wayne Thiebaud, Supine Woman, 1963

He shied from no issue, and went to great lengths to capture the real American story within an image. At Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, we hold Rockwell in high reverence due to his associations with some of our gallery's featured artists, Clyde Forsythe and Sam Hyde Harris.

Sacramento's favorite artist is represented at the Crystal Bridges Museum. California's Wayne Thiebaud's Supine Woman of 1963 runs counter to the emergence of women's rights after World War II. It is true that after the war, "Rosie the Riveter" lost her factory job and was supposed to return to the confines of the kitchen and be content with a career of homemaking. But Theibaud seems to be saying although this may have been the expectation for post war women, they didn't like it. This supine woman, passively and indifferently lying on her back has her face up, hiding a growing determination for upward mobility. She may be on her back in this image, but she doesn't seem to be content to remain there long.

We look forward to a time when we may visit the Crystal Bridges Museum. The small group of paintings shown in this article are but a sampling from the museum's advanced publicity. If you're headed anywhere near NW Arkansas, please make certain to include a visit (and give us a report).

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Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara's Museum of Art

Santa Barbara's Museum of Art is presenting a marvelously rich exhibition. It is entitled "Van Gogh to Munch, European Masterworks," but with only one small Van Gogh stillife of lilacs, there isn't much of Van Gogh to be seen. Yet this exhibition does have some notable paintings and is well worth a visit.

Our favorites are pictured below, and as is always the case, there is no photo that ever does justice to viewing the real painting.

Jean Baptist Camille Corot
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Pleasures of Evening 1875

The real star of the show was Jean Baptiste Camille Corot's Pleasures of Evening from 1875. This work is so well done, the classical nymphs seem unnecessary, as the silhouetted trees filtering the marvelous amber light of the setting sun seem to be as mythical nymphs themselves. This is a large canvas, and will take your breath away as you stand before it.

Camille Pissarro View of a farm in Osny 1883
Camille Pissarro View of a Farm in Osny 1883
Vincent Van Gogh, Lilacs 1887

Camille Pissarro's View of a Farm in Osny done in 1883 is from the end of his Pontoise period, a time when Pissarro experimented with pointillism as professed by his good friend Georges Seurat. Vincent Van Gogh's Lilacs shows heavy impasto to marvelous effect.

Berthe Morison Young Girl with a Dog 1887
Berthe Morisot, Young Girl with a Dog 1887

Berthe Morisot's Young Girl with a Dog done in 1887 really is a pleasing image. The model is Paule Gobillard, Berthe Morisot's 21-year-old niece, daughter of her sister Yves. We have no word on the name of the dog, but being immortalized in a Morisot painting probably wasn't much on his mind as he endured the torture of sitting for this painting.

Pierre Auguste Renoir's Coastline at Antibes in Southeastern France in 1888 is a fine example of plein air painting at its best, capturing the fleeting light with delicate brushstrokes.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Coastline at Antibes 1888
A real pleasure was Lyonel Feininger's, Zirchow I 1912. Zirchow is a village in eastern Germany along the Polish border. Feininger's painting expressively shows his exposure to cubism in a marvelously stunning and pleasing image.

Here in California, we've not had much exposure to the paintings of Edvard Munch. This show has three very expressive canvases. The explanations posted next to his work labeled him a Norwegian Symbolist. His painting The Kiss 1921 shows the cosmic significance of coupling, the sharing of universal biological spiritualism.
Lyonel Feininger, Zirchow I 1912
(Zinlow is a small German town on the Polish border)
Edvard Munch, The Kiss on the Shore 1921

Accompanying Munch's The Kiss are two striking nudes, Keeling Female Nude Crying 1919 and Female Nude 1920. With his Kneeling Female Nude Crying, Munch used a lighter palette in deference to the prevailing tastes at the time for Matissian luminosity. The model for this nude was his 21 year old housekeeper, Ingeborg Kaurin, a more powerful body noticeably different from the more slight figures of his earlier period.

A more forceful work is his Female Nude from 1920. The model is Anna Fjeldbu, a frequent studio model for Munch. He liked her strength and sensuality and her long hair, a mysterious mane which adds to her natural charisma. Here, the long hair covering her is meant to suggest a penitent state echoing the Biblical themes of Mary Magdalene.

Edvard Munch, Kneeling Female Nude Crying 1919
Edvard Munch Female Nude 1920
Edvard Munch, Female Nude 1920

Again, this exhibition was a real treat, especially seeing these three wonderful canvases by Edvard Munch. The exhibit is to run through 2012. The paintings are on loan from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Both these organizations are mandated by their benefactors to loan these works of art to museums throughout the country.

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A Michelin Star
Bodega Bay's Terrapin Creek Cafe
Congratulations Andrew and Liya

Andrew and Liya Terrapin Creek Cafe

We are thrilled for our good friends and gallery neighbors, Andrew and Liya! When you think of all the Bay Area and Wine Country restaurants, only 47 are listed in Michelin's Restaurant Guide. And now included in the 2012 Michelin Guide is Andrew and Liya's Terrapin Creek Cafe, located just down from Highway One at 1580 Eastshore Road!

Several years ago, this young and energetic couple began their own restaurant after having schooled in New York's best cooking school and trained in San Francisco's best eateries. Since their humble beginnings, the word of mouth buzz has been ever growing to a crescendo from a chorus of admirers.

Quite simply, with lots of hard work, they have achieved their goal, "a casual neighborhood spot where friends and neighbors could enjoy the best ingredients our seasons have to offer." Liya is a great shopper, and succeeds at seeking out the highest quality local produce and meats in all of her dishes. She then blends them into an ever changing array of magical menu inspirations.

Terrapin Creek Cafe Exterior

Next time you're in Bodega Bay, don't just go out to eat. Enjoy one of the Bay Area and Wine Country's best dining experiences.

Terrapin Creek Cafe Bright and Cheery Interior

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News from our Gallery
  • An artist who garners a lot of attention at our gallery is Alexander Nepote. His layerist works are the subject of a special exhibition in Belmont at the Peninsula Museum of Art through Dec 18. Visit their website for more details.
  • A recent addition to our gallery is the photography of Bodega Bay's own Diane Perry. There is a webpage with a sampling of her work.
  • Linda Sorensen's studio has moved, and is no longer located below the Terrapin Creek Cafe and the Local Color Gallery. You may see many of her works at Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery, or click on her website,
  • Gallery friend Jack Stuppin is the subject of an exhibition at Pepperwood Preserve, Where Land Meets Art and runs through November 15. Read more in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
  • If you have been considering purchase of one of the limited edition etchings by the late Gail Packer, it is time to make your move because they will not be available here for much longer, and someone else might grab the one you want while you delay.
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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
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery Exterior
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Ren Brown Collection

Local Color Gallery

Local Color Artist Gallery
Olga Storms & Cathy Coe: Two Points of View
through November 20th
Gallery Hours, daily 10 AM to 5 PM (except Tuesdays)
1580 Eastshore Dr., Bodega Bay
707-875-2744 | | Back to the Top

Boega School House Ron SumnerBodega School House
Ron Sumner
What's showing nearby?
in Sonoma, Napa & Marin Counties
Christopher Queen Gallery

IN DUNCANS MILLS Christopher Queen Galleries
3 miles east of Hwy 1 on Hwy 116 on the Russian River

35th Anniversary Show |707-865-1318| Back to the Top

Self Portrait of Xavier Martinez
Bobbi & Ron Quercia IN DUNCANS MILLS Quercia Gallery
"Minutely Personal"
Hundreds of miniatures by Over 50 local artists,
6 - 4" x 6" images each, multi-media
Celebrating 25 Years!

Hours: 11am-5pm, Thur - Mon (707) 865-0243 | Back to the Top
Quercia Gallery Duncans Mills
Annex Galleries Santa Rosa IN Santa Rosa The Annex Galleries
specializing in 19th, 20th, and 21st century
American and European fine prints

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

Paul Youngman

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IN TOMALES Tomales Fine Art
Host artist Janette LeGrue
Featuring local and national, award-winning artists:
Anne Blair Brown, Christin Coy, Timothy Horn, Debra Huse, Jeanette Le Grue,
John Poon, Randall Sexton, Brian Mark Taylor, and Antoinette Walker.

Open most weekends 12-5pm, and by appointment (707) 878-2525. | Back to the Top

Tomales Fine Art Gallery
QuickSilver Gallery Exterior

IN FORESTVILLE The Quicksilver Mine Co.
6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) Downtown Forestville PHONE: 707.887.0799
through Dec 24, 2011 RAMBLING MODES:
An Evolving Window Display of Vintage Collectible Sculpture by Monty Monty
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Linda Ratzlaff IN GRATON Graton Gallery
Susan Ball "Plein Aire Painting" Landscapes and other Objects of Nature
through Dec 4, Artist's Reception: Sunday Nov 6, 2-5pm
Bodega Landmark Gallery Thumb IN BODEGA Bodega Landmark Gallery Collection
17255 Bodega Highway Bodega, California USA 94922 Phone 707 876 3477 | | Back to the Top

West County Design Center

IN VALLEY FORD West County Design
West County Design provides an unexpected center of artistic sophistication in the charming town of Valley Ford in West Sonoma County. The business serves as a showroom for Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture. The gallery also showcases local artisans and quality furnishings for home and business.
Bohemian Stoneworks, Current Carpets and Craig Collins Furniture are known for collaborating closely with both business and residential clients and designers from concept to installation. The result is uniquely personal and functional pieces that reflect our clients’ personalities and needs (Across from the Valley Ford Hotel and its famed Rocker Oysterfeller's Restaurant) | Back to the Top
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Silhouette of Cypress
Kai Samuel-Davis
BBHPhoto Dennis Calabi
IN PETALUMA Calabi Gallery
Sebastopol's own famed master conservator Dennis Calabi brings his rare knowledge and experience
to present a tasteful and eclectic array of primarily 20th century artwork.

Postwar Modernism of the West

"A fresh new spirit arose from the ashes of the Great Depression and the most horrific war of all."

144 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952 Call 707-781-94952 |Back to the Top

Yellow Eye (Protest) by
Robert Pearson McChesney, 1946, Oil on Masonit
32 1/2 x 24
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
2011 Members Annual ... Members exhibit their work without the restrictions of a jury process.
Always fascinating, the exhibition features the broad range of talent and creativity of our members.
El Día de Los Muertos Petaluma 2011 September 30 – November 6 | Back to the Top

Petaluma Art Center
Photo:Anita Diamondstein
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Links to current museum exhibits relevant to Early California Art
The Greater Bay Area

The Walt Disney Family Museum
tickets available online
The WDFM tells Walt's story from his early days through the creation of his famed "Mouse Factory" and the Magic Kingdom. Displays superbly present pre-computerized animation, explaining the artistic, technical, and imaginative processes, Well Worth a Visit!

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San Francisco
de Young Museum
Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
through Feb 12

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San Francisco
California Historical Society
Oyster Farm:
Photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company
through January 19th

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San Francisco
Legion of Honor

Pissarro's People
through Jan 22

San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco
ontemporary Jewish Museum
Houdini: Art and Magic
through January 16, 2012

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Oakland Museum of California

through Dec 2, 2013
A Walk in the Wild:
Continuing John Muir's Journey

through Jan 22, 2012
Gallery of California Art

showcasing over 800 works from the OMCA's collection

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San Francisco

Richard Serra Drawing A Retrospective
through Jan 16

San Francisco
Chinese Historical Society of America

Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s
Extended due to Popular Demand
See our April '11 newsletter article

and your Jake Lee page

Chinese Historical Society San Francisco

Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schultz Museum

— Pop'd From the Panel —
through Dec 11
... the influence comic strips and cartoon art has had on the work of such noted artists as Enrique Chagoya, Christo, Ron English, Llyn Foulkes, Gottfried Helnwein, Sherrie Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Pettibone, Mel Ramos, & Wayne Thiebaud.

Charles M Schultz Museum Santa Rosa Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Museum

Customized: the Art and History
of the Bicycle

through Feb 5, 2011

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Hearst Art Gallery

The Comprehensive Keith:
100th Anniversary Celebration

through Dec 18
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Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Sep 18- Nov 20, 2011

Lesher Ctr for the Arts Walnut Creek CA
Mission San Francisco de Solano Museum

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

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

551 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476 (707) 939-7862

Sonido Pirate
through Jan 1
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Grace Hudson Museum

Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly
through Feb12, 2012

Grace Hudson Museum

Bolinas Museum

featuring their permanent collection,
including Ludmilla and Thadeus Welch, Arthur William Best, Jack Wisby, Russell Chatham, Alfred Farnsworth.

(thumbnail to the right ... a portion of
Elizabeth Holland McDaniel's Bolinas Embarcadero,
the green roof building on Wharf Street is the Bolinas Museum)

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Monterey Museum of Art

Gottardo Piazzoni’s Final Murals

through Dec December 2012
California Artists and Portraiture
through Jan 8, 2012

Monterey Museum of Art

Peninsula Museum of Ar
“Alexander Nepote”
through Dec 18

See our Nepote Page

Peninsula Museum of Art Belmont CA
Palo Alto
Cantor Art Center at Stanford University
Monterey Museum of Art

Rodin and America:
Influence and Adaptation 1876–1936

through Jan 1, 2012

Cantor Art Center at Stanford University 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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Crocker Art Museum

Florence and the Baroque:
Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection

through Feb 12
The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings
from the Georgia Museum of Art

through Feb12 Stockton
Haggin Museum

"if you've not been here yet, you must go!"

-Largest exhibit of Albert Beirstadt paintings anywhere,
& a superb collection other California,
American and European impressionists.

-Joseph Christian Leyendecker,
(Norman Rockwell's mentor)

and trailblazing cover artist for the Saturday Evening Post
see our Newsletter article, April 2011
Capitol Museum

Governor's Portrait Gallery
Permanent Exhibits
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Southern California (and Arizona)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Art

Art of the Americas, Level 3:
Artworks of paintings and sculptures from the colonial period to World War II— a survey of of art and culture.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Irvine Museum

Gardens and Grandeur
Porcelains and Paintings by Franz Bischoff
Nov 12 - Mar 8, 2012

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Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara
Museum of Art

Van Gogh to Munch: European Masterworks
through 2012
Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment

through Jan 8

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Art Museum

Simply Masterful: Picasso and Artists of the Modern Era
Through Sept 4, McCALLUM WING
Western and Native American Art
from the Permanent Collection

Reopening with new selections October 18, 2011|
Combining traditional and contemporary artworks, this installation presents a complex blend of cultures, landscapes, historical forces and artistic traditions that both inform and challenge our ever evolving notion of the West.

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San Diego
San Diego Museum of Art

Mexican Modern Painting
from the Andrés Blaisten Collection

through Feb 19, 2012
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Los Olivos
Wilding Museum

Island Encounters:
The Art and Conservation of the Channel Islands

through Jan 8

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Norton Simon Museum

-Permanent collection, European paintings
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
through Apr 12
The Original Print: An Introduction to Printmaking
in the Postwar Period
through Apr 12

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena Pasadena
The Huntington Library
American Art Collection

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

Museum of California Art

Love Never Fails:
The Art of Edouard and Luvena Vysekal

through Jan 8, 2012

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Museum of Art

WE CAN WORK IT OUT: Becky Guttin
through Jan 5

Oceanside Museum of Art Exterior

Prescott, AZ
Phippen Museum

Trappings of the American West
Nov 12 through Feb 19, 2012

Phippen Museum Entrance Hwy 89 Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Treasures, Recent Gifts to the Museum
through January, 2012

Santa Barbara Historical Society
& Beyond
Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum

Luminous: The Art of Asia
Jan 8, 2012
Seattle Art Museum

Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

Permanent Collection: American Art

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Washington D.C.
The Renwick Gallery

The Great American Hall of Wonders
3rd floor North, American Art Museum
through Jan 8, 2012

Permanent ... Grand Salon Paintings
from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Washington DC Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago

Permanent collection:
the Impressionists
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Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
An American Masterpiece:
Charles Willson Peale's George Washington
through Dec 31
Grant Wood: In Focus

is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition.

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

Debuts Nov 11, 2011
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Washington D.C.
The National Gallery

Permanent collection
American Paintings

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The Whitney Museum of American Art

The largest selection of works by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art New York
Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Museum
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties

through Jan 29
Permanent Collection
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