May 26, 2024
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Explore the Museum of Sonoma County

Located in Downtown Santa Rosa, the Museum of Sonoma County welcomes visitors to experience regional history and contemporary art. The Seventh Street campus includes two buildings, multiple galleries, and a sculpture garden. The Museum opened its doors in 1985 as the Sonoma County Museum, housed in the historic 1910 post office, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. With multiple changing exhibitions per year, there is always something new to experience at the Museum!

The Art Museum of Sonoma County presents national and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The Museum’s collection features artists who have lived and worked in Northern California. With diverse education programs, the Museum serves as a creative forum and public gathering place. Their 4,500 sq. ft. gallery space, located in the former Conklin Bros. building at 505 B Street.

Current and upcoming exhibitions include At the Forge: Blacksmithing in Sonoma County through June 26; Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists available June 25-27. Sonoma County Stories is a permanent Sonoma County history exhibition engaging with the past in a brand-new way: through the power of storytelling. The exhibition will capture Sonoma County’s rich history. The museum’s garden was designed by landscape architect Frederic Warnecke. The garden’s elements were chosen to evoke the landscape of Sonoma County: its rolling hills, grass, and trees. Plants, such as the olive and ornamental plum trees, reference the region’s agricultural heritage. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Sonoma County Museum
425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa.
(707) 579.1500 • www.museumsc.org

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