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Exhibits'Free First Friday' at County History Museum
At the March "Free First Friday" at the museum, preschool children can learn about Irish folklore, create “pots o’ gold” out of construction paper to take home and hear the story, "Lucky Leprechaun." At 2 p.m., museum docents will lead tours of the museum for adults. March 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
ExhibitsMixed Media Exhibit
This mixed media exhibit shows artist Rona Foster's portrayal of landscapes and other nature-related subjects. Available to view during restaurant's open hours. Jan. 8-March 11, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
ExhibitsMaritime Day and Gallery Reopening
The San Mateo County History Museum will be reopening its exhibit gallery, Charles Parsons’ "Ships of the World." The gallery is getting a $58,000 upgrade that will include new interactive activities, video presentations, graphics and murals. Festivities will include special children's crafts. March 16, noon-3 p.m. Free. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Exhibits'Off the Beaten Path' Photos
Outdoorsman and photographer Ken Napior shares stunning images of his adventures in America's national parks. His presentation show how an RV and hiking boots can introduce visitors to rare sights and perspectives. March 23, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
ExhibitsNotable Women in San Mateo County Reenactment
The San Mateo County History Museum will present reenactors portraying “Notable Women in San Mateo County”. The historic personalities will cover a period from the California Gold Rush through World War II. Members of the public are encouraged to wear period costumes. March 29, 2-4 p.m. $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
ExhibitsCapturing Light Photography Exhibit
The Town of Los Altos Hills is hosting a public reception for “Capturing Light: The World as We See It,” a judged photography exhibit and sale by the Palo Alto Camera Club. March 30, 2-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.
Exhibits'Her Story': Prints by Elizabeth Murray
This show of 42 prints from Elizabeth Murray presents all of the artist’s editioned works created with Universal Limited Art Editions, a fine art print publisher established in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman. Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 22-March 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Imagined Spaces and Paintings' by Ernest Regua
This exhibition will display artist Ernest Regua's abstract work at the museum from Feb. 7 until March 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Exhibits'Pencils Down' Exhibit
This exhibition that explores the creative potential and artistic possibilities of graphite. Transcending the possibilities of the medium of drawings alone, the exhibition showcases new applications of graphite as a material of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Until April 13, Center hours. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
ExhibitsKusamura Bonsai Club 54th Annual Show
Club members will be on hand to answer questions during this two-day bonsai show. Demonstrations both days at 1:30 p.m. will give insight into how these living works of art are created. Benefit drawings and club member tree sales. Saturday, April 26, noon to 5 p.m. and April 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
ExhibitsAlan VanEss Exhibit
The work of local artist Alan VanEss is on display at the Atherton Library. VanEss's work features colorful perspectives of homes in the Atherton community, bringing together architecture and landscape. Through April, library hours. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Exhibits'Conversation Pieces' Exhibit
This exhibit contains four pairings of works on paper: human figures, botanical still lifes, nature studies and artists' portraits; it will be on display until May 11. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'The Circle of the Sun' Exhibit
This exhibit of manuscripts from Stanford's collections examines the secular aspects of medieval and early modern European culture: the liberal arts; the rise of professions in law, medicine and commerce; and the emergence of scholastic philosophy, history, vernacular literature, and renaissance humanism. Feb. 25- June 15, 12-6 p.m. Free. Peterson Gallery & Munger Rotunda, Green Library, Bing Wing, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford.
ExhibitsAmerican Photographs: A Cultural History
Professor Alexander Nemerov designed this exhibition to illuminate his course on American photographs. The 14 works on display range from a Civil War-era photograph by Timothy O’Sullivan to street photography by Robert Frank, work by Diane Arbus from the 1960s and Helen Levitt from the 1970s. March 12 to July 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.
Exhibits'Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery'
James Chang has incorporated Rodin's hand sculptures into his hand surgery educational program, using new technologies that scan the sculptures, create interior anatomy, and allow for virtual surgery to correct the condition. The exhibition provides an interactive experience for visitors. April 9-Aug. 3, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ExhibitsCarleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums
To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Act of 1864, the Cantor will mount an exhibition of 19th-century photographer Carleton Watkins' Pacific Coast photographs, all drawn from three unbound albums in Stanford Library’s Special Collections. April 23-Aug. 17, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Night, Smoke and Shadows: The Presence of Atmosphere in the 19th Century'
This exhibition includes prints, drawings and photographs by artists such as James McNeill Whistler (U.S., 1834–1903), Max Klinger (Germany, 1857–1920), Felicien Rops (Belgium, 1833–1898) and Alvin Langdon Coburn (U.S., 1882–1966). On display from May 14 through Oct. 5, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Artists Observe Nature'
This exhibition features approximately 18 prints and drawings that focus on the post-17th century impulse to study nature. May 14-Oct. 5, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin and the Underworld'
As Jackson Pollock’s painting "Lucifer" comes to Stanford’s Anderson Collection, this exhibition explores the visual history of the devil and his realm from the 16th to the 20th century. The exhibition also indicates the artists’ inspiration: religious sources and accounts by Homer, Dante and Virgil. On display from Aug. 20 through Nov. 30, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Robert Frank in America'
This exhibition of 125 photographs sheds light on the making of photographer Robert Frank’s book, "The Americans." His images document subjects such as Hollywood and the Ford Motor plant in Detroit, while probing social issues like politics, race and the post-war culture. On display Sept. 10-Jan. 4, 2015; Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Shop, Gallery, Studio'
During the 17th and 18th centuries, European artists increasingly rendered in prints and drawings the new and traditional spaces in which people could view, buy, and converse about art. This installation also examines the social identities of the professional artist and the serious connoisseur. On display from Oct. 15 until March 8, 2015; every day except Monday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ExhibitsDaumier on Art and the Theatre
After 1840, Honore Daumier made numerous prints for the popular press that deal with art theory, the public reception of painting and the performing arts. This installation contains roughly 16 prints and one drawing, all by Daumier. On display from Oct. 8-March 22, 2015; Wednesday-Saturday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center - Robert Mondavi Family Gallery, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.