Select Artworks 2021

November 13, 2021 - January 9, 2022

The Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) cares for over 18,000 objects and artworks – the largest comprehensive collection of history, art, and culture in the region. In this exhibition, we are pleased to share a selection of some of the outstanding artists we have acquired.

Founded in 1985, MSC’s mission has always been to focus on Sonoma County and the North Bay Area. Over the years, the MSC art collection has grown to include everything from works on paper, to photographs, paintings, sculpture, new media, ceramics, and crafts, all spanning over a century of art-making. In this exhibition we feature contemporary works by artists connected to our region who have achieved national and international recognition, as well as emerging to mid-career artists. Included are artworks that reflect recurring themes such as landscape and the environment, social commentary, mixed media experimentation, and abstraction. This selection also reflects our focus on building a more inclusive and diverse collection by acquiring artworks by women and BIPOC artists.

MSC’s collection has grown because of the support of collectors, artists, galleries, and donors, and we are grateful for their generosity. We are proud of the art we have collected and hope you will find inspiration, as well as challenges, in these excellent works.

Jeff Nathanson

Executive Director and Curator of Art

Artists included in Select Artworks 2021

• Adela Akers
• John Bankston
• Carroll Barnes
• Enrique Chagoya
• Christo and Jeanne-Claude
• Maria de Los Angeles
• Florence Dixon
• Robert Hudson
• David Huffman

• Kurt Kemp
• Hansel Mieth
• Gloria T. Pomo
• Diane Rosenblum
• Adam Shaw
• Richard Shaw
• Hassel Smith
• Jack Stuppin
• Jean Yates

Museum of Sonoma County
475 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-1500

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The mission of the Museum of Sonoma County is to engage and inspire our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.