Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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annual event

The Museums of Los Gatos 20th Anniversary Historic Homes Tour
November 2-3
10am-4pm
$40

All Early Bird tickets will receive a complimentary 1-year Individual Museums membership! Purchase your tickets today! 


The 20th annual Historic Homes Tour, sponsored by the Museums of Los Gatos, is November 2nd and 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The tour features four homes dating from 1884 to 1920, three Victorians and a NARI-award winning Craftsman Bungalow. In addition, one of the properties includes an historic barn that now houses a private auto and automobilia collection, including a 1941 Lincoln Continental that won best in its class at the 1972 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. On this property stands a massive 600-year old valley oak not to be missed. The tour will feature plein air artists, with art for sale, antique cars and live music at each home. Tickets are $40 and if purchased in advance includes a one year museum membership. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling the museum at 408-395-7386, or in person at the Art Museum at the corner of Tait and West Main. Proceeds to benefit the Museums of Los Gatos. 
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Volunteers are needed as docents and House Captains for the 2013 Historic Homes Tour. Volunteers will receive half-price tickets to the Homes Tour if they are interested in viewing other homes on the tour. The half-price tickets are $20. Both morning and afternoon shifts are available for Saturday (2nd) and Sunday (3rd). Shifts are 3 1/2 hours each. If you or anyone you know are interested please email HHT@museumsoflosgatos.org or call 408-395-7386.

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Upcoming Events


Opening Reception
The Cats Estate
The History Museum
Saturday, October 19
3-5pm
FREE



Film Screening
The Former Library
Saturday, October 19

5:30-6:30pm
FREE
 


art:inFOCUS Lecture Series
The Art Museum
Thursday, October 24

6-8pm
$10 Members
$15 Non-Members



Historic Homes Tour
Start at The Art Museum
Saturday, November 2

10am-4pm
$40



Historic Homes Tour
Start at The Art Museum
Sunday, November 3
10am-4pm
$40



Family Art Day
The Art Museum
Sunday, November 3

noon-3pm
$5 suggested donation



Christmas Letters from C.E.S. Wood
The Art Museum
Thursday, December 12
7-9pm
lecture series
art:inFOCUS Lecture Series
2013-2015 Season
Immerse yourself in the world of art through this engaging series of presentations and open discussions with artists and art professionals.
All art:inFOCUS evenings begin at 6:00pm with a rotating schedule of gourmet treats, a wine reception and live music, followed by a presentation at 7:00pm. All lectures will be held at The Art Museum of Los Gatos.
Members: $10
Non-Members: $15
Series (Members): $25
Series (Non-Members): $45 (also includes complimentary 1-year Museums Membership)

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Stepping Up to the Plate: Perspectives on Printmaking
Katherine Aoki
October 24, 2013

Kathy Aoki uses humor to explore gender and beauty issues via familiar formats such as cartoon styling or art historical references to lure in the viewer. Recent installations of her work were presented in the context of a futuristic beauty history museum set in the early 4th millennium. The museum framework allows for a free hand in commentary on today’s values. Read more...
Art of the Theatre: A Panel Discussion
February 27, 2017

Come "backstage" to experience the stagecraft of set designers, costumers, make-up and lighting artists as The Museums of Los Gatos presents Unmasking the Stage: The Visual Artists Behind the Theater Experience. This captivating exhibition brings you the work of talented designers from the Bay Area Theatre community and immerses you in their vision. Discover the processes these artists use to create a sense of place and time, real or imagined, for their theater audience. Unmasking the Stage runs from January 28-March 30, 2014.
The panel will feature a lively conversation with four Theater Arts professionals (such as set designer, costumer, director, actor).
Craft as an Action Word: California Art Glass
Mary White
June 19, 2014

Mary Bayard White is co-head of the Crucible Glass Department in West Oakland. She is a Bay Area sculptor/arts educator who likes to link art making and environmental issues, addressing issues of water resources, renewable energy, urban habitats for wild birds and affordable housing. She believes in the power of regeneration, transformation and reuse, uses salvage materials in her work, and often works with many varieties of recycled glass, and found metal parts. 
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Season and individual tickets are now available! All series tickets include a complimentary 1-year individual membership.
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exciting history exhibit

American Bohemia: The Cats Estate in Los Gatos
The History Museum
October 17, 2013 - April 20, 2014

In 1924, writer and lawyer C.E.S. Wood and poet and suffragist Sara Bard Field built an estate in the hills above Los Gatos. This now 75-acre estate, dubbed “the Cats” after the 8-foot cat sculptures that graced the front entrance, served as a creative retreat and home for Wood and Field until the mid-1950s. American Bohemia explores the storied lives of Wood and Field, acclaimed literary figures and intellectuals, and their home, which became a gathering place for some of America’s most significant artists and writers including Robinson Jeffers, Ansel Adams, John Steinbeck, Ralph Stackpole, and Lincoln Steffens.

Exhibition Highlights
  • Home movies of C.E.S. Wood, Sara Bard Field and their families at the Cats Estate
  • Artifacts, books, and letters from the Cats Estate and Wood Family
  • Rarely seen photographs of the Cats Estate

Opening Reception 
The History Museum
Saturday, October 19th
3-5pm

Film Screening 
Former Library
Saturday, October 19th
5:30-6:30pm
Film screening of C.E.S. Wood. An Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary produced by Oregon Filmmakers John deGraff and Laurence Cotton.

Christmas Letters from C.E.S. Wood 
The Art Museum
Thursday, December 12
7-9pm
First public reading of Wood’s personal Christmas letters to family and friends. Reproductions of the letters will be available for sale.

2014 American Bohemia Arts and Culture Series 
Field and Wood Works 

The History Club of Los Gatos | 123 Los Gatos Blvd.
Thursday, February 6
7-9pm
A theatrical performance by Bonda Lewis as Sara Bard Field and a dramatic reading of C.E.S. Wood’s satirical masterpiece Heavenly Discourse.

Panel Discussion: Life in California 
Former Library
Thursday, March 27
7-9pm
A salon-style evening of conversation, food, and drink with scholars of the lives of Sara Bard Field and C.E.S. Wood and their time in California.

Spoken Word 
Location TBA
Saturday, April 5
2-4pm
Join The Museums of Los Gatos and Los Gatos Poet Laureate Erica Goss for a kick-off to National Poetry month with an afternoon of poetry celebrating the literary works of Sara Bard Field and C.E.S. Wood.


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