In Conversation: Adia Millett, Kate Eilertsen, and Twyla Ruby | August 20

Adia Millett

Join artist Adia Millett, Executive Director Kate Eilertsen, and Curatorial Associate Twyla Ruby as they discuss Millett’s experience in intermittent residency at di Rosa and the artist’s exhibition Force of Nature. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION & ARTIST Adia Millett: Force of Nature presents new paintings, textiles and sculptural installations by the Oakland-based artist, created in response to […]

Play Pétanque at di Rosa | Ongoing

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!

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, […]

di Rosa at 25 + The Incorrect Museum: Redux | May 14

  Surrounded by the di Rosa collection at the entrance to Gallery 2…  Join Executive Director Kate Eilertsen and Deputy Director Andrea Saenz for an informal and candid chat about di Rosa’s past 25 years, and an exciting preview of future plans.  Afterward, gather for a toast and a curator’s walkthrough of The Incorrect Museum: Redux—a dramatically […]

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 […]

Oliver Lee Jackson: Any Eyes | Closing Weekend February 18-20

When asked about viewers of his work, Oliver Lee Jackson responds, “It’s for anybody’s eyes. Any eyes will do.”  This exhibition presents—for “any eyes”—a selection of Jackson’s works in painting, sculpture, and mixed media. While recent retrospectives at the National Gallery of Art and Saint Louis Art Museum have brought renewed critical attention to Jackson’s […]