Current Exhibitions

Exhibition
July 1, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Albert Paley (born 1944) is an American modernist metal sculptor. Initially starting out as a jeweler, Paley has become one of the most distinguished and influential metalsmiths in the world. Within each of his works, three foundational elements stay true: the natural environment, the built environment, and the human presence. Paley is the first metal sculptor to have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. This exhibition will explore Paley’s process and will feature large-scale sculptures, drawings, and maquettes.
 
In addition to SVMA's museum exhibition, the City of Sonoma will witness a summer-long display of several of Paley's larger-scale works. In Sonoma Plaza, Depot Park, at the Sonoma Community Center, and adjacent to the museum, will be the largest public art installation ever seen in Sonoma.  SVMA will provide docent-led walking tours of both the public art installation and museum exhibition. We wish to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support in bringing this work to Sonoma.
 
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition
October 14 to January 7, 2018
 
David Ligare is an American contemporary classicist painter. Since 1978, Ligare has focused on painting still lifes, landscapes, and figures that are influenced by Greco-Roman antiquity. Chief among his stated influences are the aesthetic and philosophical theories of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos and the mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, as well as the work of the 17th-century classical painter Nicolas Poussin. This exhibition will explore Ligare’s creative process by focusing on the steps it took to create his 2014 artwork, Magna Fide.
Exhibition
October 14 to January 7, 2018

This exhibition surveys sculpture by contemporary California women artists. Sculpture as a medium is dominated by men, but in the past few years, various exhibitions have featured solely female sculptors. These works will challenge traditional views, and highlight the creativity and versatility of female artists. Artists include: Alison Saar, Ynez Johnston, Gwynn Murrill, Gertrud Parker, Jane Rosen, Lisa Reinertson and Diana Moore. 

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