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 featureplein air artists, with art for sale, antique cars and live music at each home. Tickets are $40and 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. Read
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.
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.
Series (Members): $25
Series (Non-Members): $45 (also includes complimentary
1-year Museums Membership)
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formats such as cartoon styling or art historical references to lure in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
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 asset 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. Read
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.
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
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.
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
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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