New Acquisition Highlight: "Burning Bridge"
February 13 - March 31
The Mendocino County Museum is showcasing our new acquisition: a painted print, "Burning Ridge" by Jaye Allison Moscariello. The work will be on display in the Museum foyer from February 13, 2020 through March 31, 2020. This piece is a special gift as it broadens our local art collection and documents a significant event in Mendocino County History.
Natural Expressions: Art Inspired by Mendocino County
November 9 - March 15
From the Mendocino County Museum’s permanent collection, Natural Expressions: Art Inspired by Mendocino County exhibit features arts and crafts showcasing the beauty and diversity of Mendocino County’s landscapes and resources. The mixed media exhibit includes paintings, fiber art, and various crafts made from Mendocino County’s rich natural resources such as mushrooms, driftwood, shells, redwood, and leather.
Works from beloved Mendocino County artists such as Lorenzo Latimer, Grace Hudson, and Mark Walker will be on display. In addition, nature inspired weaving, quilting, woodworking, and leather working will be exhibited.
2020 Exhibit Program Calendar
In conjunction with our temporary exhibit Natural Expressions: Art Inspired by Mendocino County the Museum will be offering afternoon crafting programs on select Saturdays in early 2020.
Please see the Natural Expressions afternoon crafting program calendar below which includes Free Admission and Free Crafts while supplies last. For program descriptions see our Event Calendar.
|Afternoon Crafting||Afternoon Crafting||Afternoon Crafting|
|January 4, 2020||January 18, 2020||February 1, 2020|
|1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||1:00 - 3:00 p.m.|
|Painted River Rocks||Nature Wall Hangings||Shell Valentines|
|Afternoon Crafting||Afternoon Crafting|
|February 15, 2020||March 7, 2020|
|1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||1:00 - 3:00 p.m.|
|Leaf Print Hand Towels||Natural Clay Impressions|
Mendocino County: A Collector's Journey
New Acquisitions from Dusty Whitney
Mendocino County Museum opened Mendocino County a Collector’s Journey: New Acquisitions from Dusty Whitney on Saturday, April 6, 2019. This new exhibit located in the Museum’s main gallery showcases items from the newly acquired Dusty Whitney Collection. View rarely seen artifacts, historic photos, Dr. Raymond Babcock’s WWI uniform, Skunk Train memorabilia, and items pertaining to beloved traditions of Mendocino County such as Fort Bragg’s Paul Bunyan Days, Willits’ Frontier Days, and more!