Past Events

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SATURDAY, May 11, 2019
10 AM - 4 PM
SITE-WIDE
Tickets: $30 general / $15 members / $5 ages 17 and under 
We encourage you to carpool as parking is limited. Come spend an extraordinary day at di Rosa with your friends and family! Watch the natural campus come alive through art experiences, music, food, drink, and more. Choose your own adventure: will… MORE→
Peter Saul Flour Arrangement
Saturday, May 11, 2019
4 PM - 6 PM
Gallery 2
$10 GENERAL / $5 MEMBERS / FREE WITH DI ROSA DAYS ADMISSION
(priority seating for Afternoon Exchange ticket holders)
We encourage you to carpool as parking is limited. Space for this event is limited, please note that priority seating will be given to Afternoon Exchange ticket holders. In conjunction with Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa… MORE→
Saturday, March 9, 2019
3 PM - 5:30 PM
Galleries 1 + 2
Join us as we celebrate a new year of exhibitions:  Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection GALLERY 1​ Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection, guest curated by Dan Nadel, highlights the work… MORE→
Viola Frey (Hand Holding Vessels)
Saturday, April 6, 2019
3 PM - 5 PM
Gallery 2
$10 general / $5 members
Take a behind the scenes look at the care, conservation and stewardship of Viola’s Frey’s remarkable work ranging from her earlier intimate explorations in clay, bronze, painting, and drawing to her monumental figurative ceramic sculptures. Viola Frey: Center Stage is… MORE→
Napa County Library
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
OFFSITE: Napa County Library Main Branch
Presented in partnership with the Napa County Library, interACTIVE is a free intergenerational workshop series for adults that engages with the artworks and themes from Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Each week the group will discuss a topic from… MORE→
Saturday, April 6, 2019
11 AM - 1 PM
Gallery 2 Program Hub
Free
Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the art stations arranged in Gallery 2. Education staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with the creative experience… MORE→
Saturday, February 23, 2019
11 AM - 3 PM
Gallery 2 Program Hub
  Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the art stations arranged in the program hub of Gallery 2. Education staff and volunteers will be on hand to… MORE→
Saturday, March 23, 2019 or Sunday, March 24, 2019 (select one date only)
9 AM - 12 PM
MarinMOCA Education Building 781 Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949
Create a clay plate personalized with your self-portrait and favorite objects using themes and techniques central to Viola Frey’s work. Gain inspiration from Frey’s wide range of ceramic plates on view in both exhibitions at MarinMOCA and di Rosa Center… MORE→
Saturday, February 2, 2019 6 PM - 10 PM
The Centennial Gala marks the 100th year of our founder Rene di Rosa’s birth. Saturday, February 2, 2019 6–10 pm di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art 5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 6:00pm Cocktail Reception 7:00pm Seated Dinner and Program RSVP deadline… MORE→
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2-4 PM
Gallery 2
In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, exhibition artist Lava Thomas will join di Rosa collection artist Mildred Howard in conversation to discuss Thomas’s current project, a dynamic installation exploring the topic of solidarity. MORE→
December 21, 2018 10:45-11 AM
Gallery 1
Join di Rosa staff members as they serve up tidbits about their favorite artworks in Gallery 1. Each Amuse Bouche presents one work of art in a bright and conversational style that will leave you hungry for more. Free with… MORE→
Saturday, October 6th, 11 AM - 3 PM
Gallery 1 Patio
Join us for a special Community Open Studios to commemorate our community’s resilience one year after the North Bay fires. Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the… MORE→
On view October 24 - November 1, 2018
Gallery 2 Program Hub
Installation + one night event acknowledging the one year anniversary of the 2017 North Bay Wildfires Bob Van Breda’s Car Candelabra sculpture—commemorating the 44 lives lost to the devastating North Bay wildfires— was presented as a week-long temporary installation in… MORE→
Napa County Library
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
OFFSITE: Napa County Library Main Branch
Presented in partnership with the Napa County Library, interACTIVE is a free intergenerational workshop series for adults that engages with the artworks and themes from Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Each week the group will discuss a topic from… MORE→
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Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Gallery 2
Join us for a special afternoon of conversation and performance in conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times Part 2. Presented alongside exhibition artist Ranu Mukherjee’s project exploring the topic of health and how societal events impact our… MORE→
Saturday, October 6 2018 3 PM - 5 PM
Gallery 2
In conjunction with Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times Part 2, exhibition artist Victor Cartagena, Juan Hernandez, Dalila Hernández-Ramírez,  and Caitlin Vega will discuss the relationship of immigration, community, and labor with Cartagena’s work on view. Cartagena’s project for… MORE→
Napa County Library
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM
OFFSITE: Napa County Library Main Branch
Presented in partnership with the Napa County Library, interACTIVE is a free intergenerational workshop series for adults that engages with the artworks and themes from Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Each week the group will discuss a topic from… MORE→
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5-8 PM
Gallery 1
Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome. This month, we’re hosting three exciting local acts:   No Nostalgia, a queer indie/emo music band from three best friends who grew up in… MORE→
August 25-26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4 PM
Galleries 1 + 2, Sculpture Meadow
PK-12 educators of all subjects and grade levels are invited back to di Rosa! Learn about the NEW roster of school tours and field trip add-ons like studio art and picnicking in the olive grove. Present your school ID to enjoy free… MORE→
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5-8 PM
Gallery 1
Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome! This month we welcome the Boston-based string quartet Highland Street who are taking part in a full program of outreach concerts throughout Napa… MORE→
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12:30-2:30 PM
Gallery 2
Students and faculty from Napa Valley College Performing Arts will share original performances that seek to make sense of what it means to live in today’s world. Performed in repertory, these pieces live in dialogue with di Rosa’s current exhibition,… MORE→
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30-9:30 PM
Gallery 2
Join us as we welcome Music in the Vineyards to di Rosa featuring Miró Quartet. With masterworks by Haydn and Beethoven, the quartet will illuminate the artistry that has garnered accolades from critics and audiences alike for over 20 years.… MORE→
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 1-3:30 PM
Gallery 2 + di Rosa Studio
Turn inspiration into art! Learn techniques and tricks from professional artists, and make an original artwork to take home. Workshop begins in the galleries, followed by a project in di Rosa’s outdoor studio. Each workshop features a different project suitable… MORE→
Saturday, July 28, 2018, 3-4 PM
OFFSITE: Sonoma Valley Regional Library
Get together for high tea and freshly baked treats while digging into hot topics with Be Not Still artist Lexa Walsh. Respectful disagreements are welcome with the united goal of understanding the nuances of all arguments, humanizing the so-called “enemy,”… MORE→
Friday, July 20, 2018, 8:30-11 PM
Courtyard
Join us for a very special evening with di Rosa collection artist Enrique Chagoya as he hosts an outdoor screening of the film Cabeza de Vaca (1991) in di Rosa’s courtyard. Chagoya will introduce the film and discuss immigration from… MORE→
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 5-8 PM
Gallery 1
Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome! This month’s event includes a special drop-in sew-in project with Be Not Still artist Lexa Walsh. Walsh will lead a discussion of critical… 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→
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, 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→
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→