The Incorrect Museum

Gallery 2 An ongoing exhibition exploring the history of Northern California art through di Rosa’s permanent collection, The Incorrect Museum celebrates the rule-breaking, iconoclastic spirit of art and artists in the region. Featured Artists Robert Arneson Fletcher Benton David Best Sandow Birk Joan Brown Jamie Brunson Enrique Chagoya Oliver Lee Jackson Jim Melchert Rigo 23 […]

Figure Telling: Contemporary Bay Area Figuration

June 3 – September 17: Gallery 1 Northern California artists have once again embraced the figure – but contemporary Bay Area figuration has a radically different feel. A multigenerational group of Bay Area artists working in a variety of media produce compelling works grounded in narrative, storytelling and personal memory. Read the press release Public Program: […]

Totem di Rosa

Michael Garlington - Totem di Rosa

March 3 – July 30: Gallery 2 Acclaimed photographer and sculptor Michael Garlington’s site-specific installation is a towering meditation on the art of Northern California, crafted in wood, ceramic and photography. Visitors are invited to step inside and engage with di Rosa’s collections in fresh, unexpected ways. The installation of Totem di Rosa begins di Rosa Projects, […]



SUBMIT HERE BY 5pm JAN. 9 Artists are invited to give rapid-fire presentations at di Rosa’s first Slide Slam (Jan. 14, 2:30pm)! Each presenter will be allotted 30 seconds per slide. SUBMISSION FORM HERE SLIDE SLAM JAN 14th 2:30-4

William Allan: Negotiations with Eden

Feb. 11- May 14: Gallery 1 William Allan – painter and leading figure of the Bay Area’s Funk scene in the 1960s and 70s – receives his first major museum exhibition in thirty years at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.  William Allan Press Release William Allan emerged in the 1960s as a leading figure of […]

Eclectic Collecting Conversation & Happy Hour

Purchase tickets a conversation and happy hour for the avid and curious collector in all of us. JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE JOYS AND DANGERS OF COLLECTING ART, FOLLOWED BY A COLLECTOR HAPPY HOUR This conversation is sure to be fun and informative, whether you have paintings hung from the ceiling and bowling […]

Smithsonian Museum Day Family Program

calling all families! come get your art + nature fix this smithsonian museum day! TICKETS Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the Gallery 1 reception desk. All participants must have a ticket. TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE + AT DOOR Featuring create your own kaleidoscope  natural assemblage & nature object collections*Empty […]

Ceramic Workshop: Viola Frey | October 1

Experience Viola Frey and building with clay, in a day outdoor at di Rosa!  REGISTER About the Workshop This workshop focuses on Viola Frey’s dynamic sculpting techniques and colorful surface design. Artist Kala Stein will introduce Frey’s work in the di Rosa collection and help contextualize it within the world of ceramics while exploring the […]

True North – A Juried Exhibition of North Bay Artists

Dominique Pfahl Leaving Texas, 2022 Mixed media collage True North | A Juried Exhibition of North Bay Artists at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

TRUE NORTHDECEMBER 16-JANUARY 22 Public Program: ART SLIDE SLAM – SUBMIT HERE January 14 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM Extended! on view through January 22 2023 A Juried Exhibition of North Bay Artists di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art of Napa invited artists working in the North Bay to submit artwork for our inaugural showcase […]

Force of Nature | Sound Healing

Join renowned Bay Area artist Paul Kos for an afternoon of petanque—a French boules sport that has played a role in his artistic practice for decades. Kos will deliver a brief lecture about his relationship with the game—and its role in the creation of his masterpiece Chartes Blue (1982-86)—before re-dedicating his site-specific his site-specific installation Zizi Va (1994), a functioning petanque court which has been newly refurbished for ongoing public use. Finally, Kos and guests will participate in a rousing tournament, competing for a golden ball adorned with Kos’ signature. Laissez les bon temps rouler!