Reflect + Create

7 May 2015 through 4 Oct 2015

Main Gallery

Creating things is human – it connects us to the world around us and is a form of storytelling. Objects that are held in Museum collections also inspire storytelling and can help us draw unexpected connections to contemporary issues and perspectives.

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Silicon Valley

18 Oct 2014 through 18 Apr 2015

Main Gallery

This original exhibit begins to answer the question, “why here?” What was it that led the Valley of Heart’s Delight from orchards to oscillators? Who were the visionaries and risk takers who made it happen?

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Pedal Power

10 Apr 2014 through 5 Oct 2014

Main Gallery

Pedal Power From Whacky to Workhorse

Since their introduction, bicycles have been used for work and for whimsy. Experience a unique collection of wacky, wonderful, and workhorse bicycles from around the Bay Area.

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Moving Art Forward

2 Nov 2013 through 23 Mar 2014

Main Gallery

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

A new contemporary—art that is produced at this present period in time—juried art exhibition featuring an excellent selection of local artists in painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. The exhibit compliments the San Francisco Museum of Art’s off site exhibit The Los Altos Project: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley

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Bear in Mind

13 Oct 2012 through 24 Mar 2013

Main Gallery

"If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them. And what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears one destroys." – Chief Dan George

Over the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities – expressed in fear and fascination.

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