If the climate forecast holds, a lot of California is meant to be wet this weekend, making it an ideal time to go to a museum.
For the previous a number of weeks, readers have been emailing me their options for the perfect locations to take pleasure in artwork within the state. I’m sharing a collection of them right this moment, flippantly edited for readability.
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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento
“For people interested in seeing the photographic arts in all of its varied forms and styles, Viewpoint is a great place to visit. Its free monthly, changing exhibits in two gallery spaces will showcase landscape, portraiture, street, still life, abstract, alternative processes, composites and mixed media from artists around the world. Every new exhibit will have a reception to allow you to talk to the artists directly. You can also browse the portfolio drawers of local artists to see additional photographic works. Viewpoint also has regular photography lectures and workshops. Every April, it hosts Sacramento’s Photography Month along with other visual arts organizations.” — Waymond Fong, Loomis
Huntington Library, Art Museum in San Marino
“My favorite place, hands down, is the Huntington Library. It’s where I saw, as a child, such magisterial portraits as ‘The Blue Boy,’ ‘Pinkie’ and ‘Sarah Siddons’ on those precious Catholic school field trips, leading to a lifelong love of museums. Not to mention the many other galleries and special exhibits surrounded by fabulous gardens of many styles. Because of Covid the library limits the number of visitors per day, so advance tickets are a must. I’ve always gone on free days, which really requires advance planning — a small price for a day of total immersion in another world.” — Pamela Gravlin, Escondido
ICB ART in Sausalito
“Hands down, the ICB is a wealth of wonderful art. Located in stunning Sausalito, it has over 100 artists who are very serious about their work. Once an old warship hangar, it now is a well-run art enclave and is open to the public many times a year.” — Catherine Cole, Mill Valley
Friday Nights on the Oakland Museum of California
“Lots of locals celebrate the end of the workweek alongside out-of-towners with gallery access, live music, food trucks and the love of art in all its forms. You can meander through eclectic exhibitions, relax in the gardens or spin on the dance floor. It’s the art of togetherness.” — Karina Moreno, Oakland
The Mingei International Museum in San Diego
“The Mingei features folk art, craft and design. Mingei means ‘Art of the People’ in Japanese. There are some beautiful sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle in front of the museum that you are allowed to touch, and children love to climb on them.” — Christopher Muller, Murrieta
Where we’re touring
Today’s tip comes from Suzy Kosh, who lives in Pacifica. Suzy recommends visiting Jenner, a small coastal city in Sonoma County:
“River’s End Restaurant & Inn overlooks the miracle that is Goat Rock Beach in Jenner — where the Russian River runs into the sea — and serves spectacular food (no 5G or Wi-Fi available when we stayed … heaven). The entire drive on Route 1 to Mendocino is incredible, but not many people seem to stop in this gorgeous little nook.”
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I’m interested by how Californians have fun Thanksgiving. By the seashore? With sourdough stuffing?
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And earlier than you go, some good news
Bob Daigle, 72, of San Jose turned the oldest individual to compete along with his pet for the United States staff on the FCI Agility World Championship, a global canine agility event, which occurred final month within the Czech Republic.
Daigle competed along with his trusty companion, his 5-year-old Border collie named Blew Bayou, who traversed the event’s impediment programs alongside roughly 700 canines from 55 international locations.
Over their mixed 77 years — or greater than 100, when you’re counting Blew Bayou’s age in canine years — the pair had loads of agility expertise: Daigle has been competing in agility trials along with his canines for greater than a decade and with Blew Bayou for the reason that canine was 2.
Despite some setbacks this summer season after Daigle suffered a hamstring harm, the pair noticed success on the programs and, as one would anticipate of two seasoned agility rivals, that they had a blast. “The stress and anxiety was replaced 100 percent by focus, fun and the enjoyment of running agility with a dog I love,” Daigle advised The Mercury News.
Thanks for studying. I’ll be again on Monday. Enjoy your weekend. — Soumya
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