Exhibitions

In light of circumstances surrounding COVID-19, current exhibitions are temporarily closed to the public. We encourage you to explore the exhibitions remotely through the exhibition site pages with selected works + digital materials linked below. 

 

2021

 

Aesthetic Forces:

Nature in the Modern California Landscape, 1915–2015 

February 10–July 11, 2021 

From San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition to California’s landmark drought—Aesthetic Forces is a survey exhibition exploring land scenes through the perceptions of artists who lived and worked in the California region. This exhibition folds 100 years of cultural and environmental changes into the framework of California land interpretations and the lingering rapport of 17 and 18th-century aesthetic practices into the genre of landscape art today.

 

 

Keith + Kari 

September 15–December 6, 2021

Contemporary ceramic artist Kari Marboe responds with site-specific works in dialogue with the 19th century California landscape painter William Keith. Contemplating change and time, Kari explores the truth of place through form and materials specific to the region's identity of wilderness and Keith's artistic practice. 

Keith + Kari

 

Collective Memories: Stonecuts from Cape Dorset 

September 15–December 6, 2021

From the 1950s to the 1960s, graphic arts flourished in a remote trading post in Canada’s Cape Dorset region. Collective Memories tells the remarkable story of how Inuit women, transitioning from seminomadic camps to permanent dwellings, learned drawing and printmaking practices to support their families while also preserving and sharing a lost way of life for future generations. 

 

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