Silicon Valley Eats

2 May 2019 through 6 Oct 2019

Main Gallery

From our agricultural roots to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts, the way we grow, eat, and share food has been shaped by innovation.

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Gadgets Galore!

30 May 2019 through 10 Nov 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

Gadgets are an integral part of everyday life. We rely on gadgets to wake us in the morning, make our meals, communicate with each other, and more. But that wasn't always the case. Steam, electricity, and invention allowed items to be produced faster, in larger quantities, over longer hours, and distributed greater distances. This exhibit looks at how we came to have so many gadgets in our lives and where they originated.

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Our Community Prepares

17 Oct 2019 through 19 Jan 2020

Main Gallery

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area. As the 30th anniversary approaches, we reflect on how natural disasters have shaken our lives and how our resilient community has come together to rebuild. Are we ready for the next one?

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April in Bloom

6 Apr 2019 through 20 Apr 2019

Main Gallery

The Museum celebrates the month of April with an opening weekend of Ikebana—the Japanese art of floral arrangement—followed by programs and artistic displays from The Garden Club of Los Altos.

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Gallery 9

30 Jan 2020 through 8 Mar 2020

Main Gallery

Los Altos History Museum

In 1970, nine local women decided to pursue their passion and establish a cooperative art gallery. Fifty years later, we look back at the history of Los Altos' oldest art gallery and explore the work of today's artists who continue to find inspiration in the town and beyond.

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90 Years of Flowers

7 Mar 2019 through 28 Apr 2019

J. Gilbert Smith House

What do the Pet Parade, the Japanese tea garden that once graced Shoup Park, and those daffodils along Main and State Streets have in common? They were all seeded by The Garden Club of Los Altos. The accomplishments of the club is the subject of this exhibit on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House Gallery.

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