Eilertsen named artistic director of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Kate Eilertsen, executive director of the Sonoma Museum Valley Museum of Art since 2009, has been appointed to the museum’s newly created post of artistic director. In her new role, Eilertsen will focus primarily on the downtown Sonoma museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. “This is a dream come true, to [...]

By | March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Local museums join national free Museum Day program on Saturday

If you’ve been curious about the “Artistry in Wood” woodworking show at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa or the “Kitchen Memories” kitchen memorabilia exhibit at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art in Sonoma, Saturday (Sept. 28)  is your day. Both museums will offer free admission as [...]

By | September 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Axis Dance Company of Oakland to perform in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park

Sonoma County’s contemporary dance fans have two chances to see local performances by the internationally recognized Axis Dance Company of Oakland. Axis, known for choreography that integrates dancers both with and without physical disabilities, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Glaser Center, [...]

By | August 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Sonoma County Museum gets $160,000 outreach grant

The Sonoma County Museum received a $160,000 two-year grant from the  James Irvine Foundation, a California-based philanthropic nonprofit. The grant will support the museum's community outreach efforts to increase active involvement in the arts among Sonoma County's low-income, culturally diverse immigrant families through art workshops in non-traditional venues. [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Books, lecture and exhibit on painter Richard Deibenkorn

The late Richard Diebenkorn, a leader in the San Francisco Abstract Expressionism art movement, will be the the topic for discussion in Berkeley this month. The name is not only world-famous, but familiar to longtime Sonoma County locals on another level, as well. Diebenkorn lived in Healdsburg from [...]

By | July 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Napa Valley Museum displays artwork by Miles Davis

“Miles Davis: The Art Of Cool,” an exhibit of more than 35 pieces of original artwork by the famed jazz trumpeter, opens Saturday, June 8, and runs through July 28 at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville. The exhibition was inspired by “Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork,” a [...]

By | June 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Children’s Museum of Sonoma County plans June 1 festival

The Children's Museum of Sonoma County invites the public to its future home at 1835 W. Steele Lane in Santa Rosa, next to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, for its "Groundbreaking Festival" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Long in the planning and fund-raising stages, the Children's [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Sonoma County Museum opens ‘Mail Call’ exhibit

For generations of soldiers serving overseas, the next best thing to going home was getting mail from home. “Mail Call,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrates the history of this of treasured correspondence. The show opens upstairs at the Sonoma County Museum [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|0 Comments

New ‘Peanuts’ graphic novel release party at Schulz Museum

The “Peanuts” comic strip characters always have had a large and loyal fan base in Japan. Tourists from Japan are often among the visitors at Santa Rosa’s Charles Schulz Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the late creator of the strip. Now Charlie Brown and the gang return [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|1 Comment

Landscape paintings at Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley museums

Sonoma County art lovers who favor scenic vistas have two choices this month, with exhibits of landscape paintings on display at two local museums: (1) Sonoma County Museum’s two exhibits of work by 19th-century American master Thomas Cole — “Thomas Cole: Peace at Sunset” and “Wild Land: Thomas [...]

By | December 4th, 2012|0 Comments