Figure Telling

June 3 – September 17, 2023: Gallery 1 Northern California artists have once again embraced the figure – but contemporary Bay Area figuration has a radically different feel. A cross-generational group of Bay Area artists working in a variety of media from graphite and paint to pen and ink – produce compelling works grounded in narrative, […]

Natural Discourse @ di Rosa

May 6-October 8, 2023: Sitewide This summer, di Rosa’s landscape is transformed into an immersive art experience! Photographers Kija Lucas, Dornith Doherty, Sharon Beals, Uta Kogelsberger, Karoline Hjorth and Rita Ikonen take over the site with a series of large-scale outdoor installations speaking to Napa’s natural and human histories. Guest curated by Shirley Watts. Along […]

The Incorrect Museum

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art - Incorrect Museum

Gallery 2  The Incorrect Museum  – an exhibition exploring the history of art in Northern California through di Rosa’s permanent collection – has been dramatically updated and expanded. The reimagined installation focuses on ‘beat,’ ‘funk’ and other key movements in Bay Area art history; celebrating the rule-breaking, iconoclastic spirit of art and artists in the […]

Totem di Rosa

Michael Garlington - Totem di Rosa

March 3 – July 30, 2023: 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 […]



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, 2023: 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 […]

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 […]

Adia Millett: Force of Nature

Adia Millett is truly a “force of nature.” Her work invites us into a vibrant universe teeming with forms that have been fragmented, deconstructed and reassembled—a world in constant flux, awash with the possibility of transformative change.  Over the last year, Millett spent countless hours wandering di Rosa’s 217 acres, collecting leaves, feathers and visual impressions that […]

Erik Scollon: Anything With a Hole… is Also a Bead | Now on View

Erik Scollon—a fixture of the Bay Area’s avant-garde ceramics scene—invites us to reconsider that most conventional ceramic object: the bead. In recent years, lockdown restrictions forced Scollon to practice on a new, more intimate scale, leading him to create thousands and thousands of ceramic beads. Slowly and meditatively, bead after bead was rolled by hand, […]

Fort Phooey: Wiley in the Studio

William T. Wiley (American, born 1937), Eerie Grotto? Okini, 1982, color block print on rag paper, 20 7/8 x 27 3/8 inches, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Association Purchase, 1999.6 August 20 – October 31, 2021 Step inside the studio of the late William T. Wiley. Fort Phooey: Wiley in the Studio recreates the […]