Faces of Los Altos

12 May 2012 through 30 Sep 2012

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"What is the city but the people?" — William Shakespeare

Honoring the 60 years of Los Altos' incorporation and its past history by showcasing our own photo archives of some of the people who have lived, worked and participated in the town

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Shaped by Water

8 Oct 2011 through 22 Apr 2012

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This original exhibit inspires a deep connection to this precious and essential resource through indoor and outdoor exhibits that incorporate artifacts, stories, photographs, maps and artwork by San Francisco Bay Area–based artists.

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Hearts Delight

7 Jul 2011 through 25 Sep 2011

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“When we artists put a painting on the wall at an exhibition, we bare our souls... At that time, everyone becomes a critic.” Sidney Hermel, 20th c. artist

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Touching Lives

20 Jan 2011 through 27 Jun 2011

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The lives and achievements of the legendary Josephine and Frank Duveneck are celebrated in this original exhibit. It highlights their many contributions, most notably Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, the home they shared with family, friends and others less fortunate than themselves. Today, Hidden Villa is a 1,600-acre wilderness preserve and working farm that is used for educational programs, multicultural summer camps and philanthropic activities.

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By Hand

10 Jun 2010 through 31 Oct 2010

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“With pieces of cloth and strands of thread women have created cherished works of art that celebrate love and beauty and the world in which they lived.” — Kay Payne

Quilts, a true American art form – admired, used in everyday life and loved throughout America’s history – are represented in this showcase exhibit from the closets and trunks of local residents within our community. This traditional craft was made by every kind of woman from every ethnic and religious group. Women have expressed themselves artistically through their needlecraft, and shared the companionship and conversation of friends while making their quilts. Also included are other forms of historic needlework primarily taken up by women including--early samplers, embroidery, lace making, crochet, cross-stitching, knitting and needlepoint.

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Through Thick & Thin

28 Jan 2010 through 6 Jun 2010

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Steeped in Yankee tradition and progressive social values, larger‐than‐life sisters Sarah Winchester and Isabelle Merriman were ahead of their time.

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