di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is a non-profit contemporary art center located on 217 acres in Napa, California.
di Rosa presents contemporary exhibitions and programs for all ages, in addition to maintaining a collection of notable artworks. Click on these links to read about di Rosa's collection , history, and galleries.
The campus is temporarily closed. Public and school tours of the collection, exhibitions, and grounds will resume in early 2021. di Rosa's work with community partners continues during this time. To learn more, read the Board of Directors letter to the community here and explore these FAQs.
January 29 – June 28
San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo’s exhibition works across two and three dimensions, often utilizing industrial materials that examine tensions between nature, society and the self. Her project for di Rosa considers the unique setting of Gallery 1 in relation to the landscape as well as its siting as a point of public entry and assembly.
Davina Semo, Messenger, 2019, polished and patinated cast bronze bell, whipped nylon line, wooden clapper, powder-coated chain, hardware, bell: 32 inches tall x 13 inches diameter, overall dimensions variable. Photo: John Wilson White. Image courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and the artist.
February 19 — December 27, 2020
Jim Drain’s long-term installation Membrane in Gallery 1 is designed to serve as a gathering space for a range of activities and events, including artist talks, lectures, symposia, and performances, as well as an area for lounging, reading, and daydreaming amidst di Rosa’s idyllic landscape. Demonstrating his collective and interdisciplinary background coupled with his intuitive, irreverent blend of assemblage, craft, and form, draw from; the project will resonate with the distinctive spirit of the Bay Area and its artistic legacy.
Jim Drain, Membrane, 2020, photo by Karen Philippi