Current Exhibitions

See Something, Say Something

February 10 – April 20, 2019

See Something, Say Something is an exhibition featuring David Huffman, Linda Vallejo, and Evri Kwong, three artists who address important issues of our time from diverse cultural perspectives, with intelligence and wit. The warning, “See Something, Say Something,” on posters and in announcements at bus depots, train stations and airports, encourages citizens to stay alert and speak up if they notice something amiss. While the phrase originated to convey the threat posed by terrorism after the 9/11 attacks, in this exhibition the meaning is expanded to encourage individuals to call out additional threats to society such racism, sexism, economic disparity, and climate change.

Pacific World: The History that Binds Us to the Sea

February 26 – June 2, 2019

The Pacific Ocean: From ancient voyagers who spread throughout a watery world, to the Spanish treasure ships known as Manila Galleons, to the nineteenth century traders who plied the coast from Sonoma County to Peru, it is a world unto itself. Explore the Great Ocean from a different perspective in Pacific World– a perspective where California is the eastern edge of the Pacific as often as it is the more familiar symbol of the American west. Featuring a collection of sixteenth century Chinese porcelain traded across the ocean, art and objects of Oceania, and artifacts related to the Sonoma Coast, the exhibition traces the influences of the Pacific World on the history of Sonoma County and the North Bay Area.


Selections from the Permanent Collection:

Recent Acquisitions

Ongoing – Mezzanine Gallery

We are pleased to present an exhibition of artworks recently added to the Museum’s permanent collection in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Historic Post Office. Highlights include works by Robert Hudson, David Huffman, Maurice Lapp, Nathan Oliveira, Adam Shaw, William Wheeler, Jean Yates, and many others.


Santa Rosa History

Ongoing – Mezzanine Gallery

Explore Santa Rosa’s rich history through objects from our permanent collection. Exhibits include objects from Fountaingrove, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown, images following the 1906 earthquake, and more.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Discovered Exhibition

November – December 2019


Presented in collaboration with Creative Sonoma, the Discovered Exhibition will feature the recipients of the 2019 Discovered Awards. In addition to the exhibition, the five visual artists and five writers will be recognized through a cash award,  public readings, and a professionally designed catalog combining awardees visual and literary work.

Online Application Now Open! 

Deadline: April 12, 2019 at 11:59pm PT

For more information, please click here to visit the Creative Sonoma website.


Previous Exhibitions

From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds

October 6, 2018 – January 27, 2019

30th Annual Artistry in Wood

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 9 – November 4, 2018

Lost Santa Rosa

April 14 – September 16, 2018

Bear in Mind:

The Story of the California Grizzly

January 21 – March 31, 2018

Time & Place: Human Impact and our Changing Environment

May 1 – September 23, 2018

3 Friends: Hudson, Stuppin, Shaw

January 9 – April 15, 2018