Past Events

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Saturday, June 30, 2018, 5-7 PM
Galleries 1 + 2
Join us as we celebrate the second installment of Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Unfolding in two parts throughout 2018, this institution-wide exhibition addresses concerns of the contemporary moment through new art commissions and di Rosa’s permanent collection. Part ...MORE→
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11 AM-3 PM
Gallery 1, Courtyard, and Sculpture Meadow
Join us for a day of fun for the whole family at the eighth annual Creativity Jam! Highlights include art activities curated by Nimbus Arts, performances by puppet troupe Magical Moonshine Theatre, games, face painting, and sketching in di Rosa’s ...MORE→
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 4-6 PM (Members: 3-4 PM)
Galleries 1 + 2
Join us for the opening reception of Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Unfolding in two parts throughout 2018, this large-scale exhibition addresses the concerns of our contemporary moment through new commissions and di Rosa’s permanent collection. The exhibition celebrates ...MORE→
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:30-4:30 PM
Gallery 2 (Program Hub)
In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, author Dodie Bellamy and art historian Pamela Lee discuss the topic of surveillance and the art world, with a focus on Lee’s two current book projects: the cold war think ...MORE→
Saturday, February 10, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Gallery 1
This is a workshop for anyone who has ever stood in front of a painting or sculpture and wondered what to do next. Approachable tricks of the trade will be taught for viewers to use the next time they are ...MORE→
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1-3:30 PM
Gallery 1 + 2
Experiment with layers of texture and color to create patterns and images from a variety of recycled materials. Get inspired by prints on view in Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times and learn about relief printing while making a ...MORE→
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3-5 PM
Gallery 2 (Program Hub)
In conjunction with the exhibition Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, internationally renowned artist Rigo 23 speaks with writer and public scholar Christian L. Frock about his many years of making politically driven public art and his new commission ...MORE→
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:30-7 PM
OFFSITE: Napa County Library
interACTIVE is a free intergenerational workshop series for adults presented in partnership with the Napa County Library. Participants will engage with the artworks and themes from Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, including surveillance, citizenship, the rise of white ...MORE→
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1-3:30 PM
Gallery 2 + Studio
Paper artist Julia Goodman will lead an interactive art workshop inspired by Ala Ebtekar’s installation, Luminous Ground, on display in Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times . Families will explore the stars and the universe through their own artwork. ...MORE→
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:30-6:30 PM
Gallery 2
In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, join us for an evening with exhibition and di Rosa collection artist Ala Ebtekar. The artist will join Curator Amy Owen in conversation to discuss how his work is shaped ...MORE→
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4-7 PM
Gallery 1
Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, small bites, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome! This month we welcome special guest Kevin Killian, author, poet, and co-curator of There’s a Dark Secret in Me: Precarity, Exposure, ...MORE→
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3-5 PM
Gallery 2
In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, exhibition artist Allison Smith and California College of the Arts professor Jessica Ingram will discuss the relationship of social practice, reenactment culture, and materiality in Smith’s work. The talk will ...MORE→
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
Gallery 2
Throughout Part 1 of Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, teen members at Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley have worked with artist Sofía Córdova to create a series of works in response to the exhibition as part ...MORE→
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:30-4 PM
Gallery 2
Join us as students and faculty from Napa Valley College Performing Arts share original performances that seek to make sense of what means to live in today’s world. Performed in repertory, these pieces live in dialogue with di Rosa’s current ...MORE→
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4-7 PM
Gallery 1
Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, small bites, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome! This month’s event features music by local signer-songwriter Shelby Lanterman. $5 / Free for members / all ages welcome Special thanks ...MORE→
Fridays, December 8 & 15, 2017, 10 AM-1 PM
Gallery 1
Taught by artist Amber Fawn Keig, this two-part workshop teaches you how to cut, ink, and print your own design from a small linoleum block. Participants will make limited-edition prints and their own postcards or stationery. This class is recommended ...MORE→
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3-5 PM
Gallery 2
Photographer Dick Evans discusses his book The Mission (Heyday, 2017), a photographic tribute to San Francisco’s Mission District, followed by a reception and book signing. $10 general / $5 members   About the Artist Dick Evans became interested in photography ...MORE→
4th Tuesdays: May 22, 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM
OFFSITE: Fieldwork Brewing (610 1st Street, Napa)
Join our book club! Each month features a book inspired by one of the artist-selected topics in Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times Part I and is led by di Rosa’s Education and Civic Engagement department. See the list ...MORE→
Saturday, December 30, 11 AM-3 PM
Gallery 1
Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the studio stations arranged in di Rosa’s Gallery 1. Education staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with the ...MORE→
Third Thursday of the month, 4-7 PM
Gallery 1
Join us on the Third Thursday of each month for drinks, small bites, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome; no RSVP needed. November & December: Free admission ($5 entry fee is waived) Donations to Arts Council Napa Valley Disaster Recovery Fund ...MORE→
Saturday, October 7, 10 AM-Noon
Sculpture Meadow & Milliken Peak
Join di Rosa’s experienced guides for an exclusive hike through the Sculpture Meadow to the top of Milliken Peak, the highest summit in the Carneros region. This popular hike is moderately strenuous (3 miles round trip, with approx. 650 ft. ...MORE→
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 5:30-10 PM
Courtyard
Save the date for our biggest fundraiser of the year! This late-summer outdoor celebration features al fresco dining in di Rosa’s scenic courtyard, a live auction of art experience packages, and live music and dancing, with special guests. Tickets start ...MORE→
Wednesday, August 2, 6:30-8 PM
Gatehouse Gallery
In conjunction with Based on a True Story, Diane Flyr will discuss her and Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work See Hear (1976) with Kara Q. Smith, Assistant Curator, Collections & Exhibitions. A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. $10 general ...MORE→
Thursdays (starting June 8), 8:15-9:30 AM
Gatehouse Gallery (patio)
Instructed by Juan Sacristan Stretch, open, focus, and connect through the art of yoga. Held on the Gatehouse Gallery patio overlooking Winery Lake, this restorative yoga class is suitable for all levels and addresses issues brought to the mat by ...MORE→
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30-8 PM
OFF-SITE: Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
Together with Napa Valley College’s photography department, di Rosa is pleased to co-present a talk by Oakland-based artist Bessma Khalaf as part of NVC’s ongoing PhotoEye Lecture Series. Khalaf (b. 1978, Baghdad, Iraq) utilizes photography, video, sculpture, and performance and ...MORE→
2nd Friday of the month (May-August 2017), 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Gatehouse Gallery
Drop-in to our Gatehouse Gallery to hear one of our curators dive into a selection of artwork and artists featured in our current exhibition Based on a True Story. You’ll get behind-the-scenes details, historical tidbits, and new contextual information—see the ...MORE→
4th Sunday of the month, 1-3:30 PM
Gatehouse Gallery / Main Gallery
Get inspired by what you discover at di Rosa and experiment with mixed media to make your own original artworks. Each workshop features a different project for families to take home. Tickets, per workshop: Children 15 and under: Free Adults: ...MORE→
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1-3:30 PM
Gatehouse Gallery / Main Gallery
Instructor: Miki Hsu Leavey Join us for a stimulating, fun family day to create, share, and draw stories for each other. Write and illuminate your own tale using an ancient and unusual Asian-style orihon (accordion book) format and multi-media materials, ...MORE→
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 4-5:30 PM
Gatehouse Gallery
In conjunction with Based on a True Story: Highlights from the di Rosa Collection, join us for a talk by Anastasia Aukeman followed by a signing of her new book Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association ...MORE→
2nd Sundays July-September, 1:30-3:30 PM
di Rosa Galleries & Grounds
Get inspired by what you discover in the mixed media sculptures at di Rosa and experiment with commonly found materials to make your own 3-D artworks. Held on the second Sunday of the month from July through September, each 2-hour ...MORE→