Date & Time 
Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 10:03am
Event Description 

What: The Hearst Art Gallery of Saint Mary's College of California is pleased to announce the first retrospective of a monumental symbolic realist who was an influential teacher of artists in the Bay Area for 40 years, opening January 17, 2010 and continuing through Sunday, March 17, 2010.

Who: Ralph Borge passed away a year ago at 87, leaving behind a stunning collection of work that shows his vast range and command of media from melancholy figures to elegant landscapes and mysterious interiors filled with symbols of everyday life. Borge was a Guggenheim fellowship recipient who taught at Oakland's California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) for 40 years, and exhibited at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

When: OPENING DAY EVENTS: Sunday, January 17, 2-3 p.m. Panel discussion, moderated by Vincent Perez, with Philip Linhares, chief curator, Oakland Museum of California, Richard McLean, Jack Mendenhall, and Borge's son, Jason.
Reception following, from 3 to 5 p.m., with Martha Borge and many of the other artists in attendance. Musicians Julian Smedley and Michelé Borge, daughter of the artist, will perform during the reception.

Opening Reception: FREE

Where: Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga


For additional information: phone: 925-631-4379 or visit:

Contact: Heidi Donner,, 925.631.4069

The Hearst Art Gallery is accredited by the American Association of Museums

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