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Sonoma County Museum

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In 2001, Tom Golden of Freestone in Sonoma County donated his collection of works by renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to the Sonoma County Museum. Golden's personal and professional relationship with the artists began when he met them during the 1974 public hearings for the approval of their momentous project Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin counties, California, 1972-1976. Tom Golden's collection reflects his friendship with and admiration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Approximately 125 original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs trace their impressive careers.
A collection of sculpture, drawings and illustrations by Sonoma County artist Carroll Barnes.
A large collection of black and white photographs by photojournalists Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel. During the Depression, they traveled throughout the country as transient farm-workers, recording the daily struggles of itinerant laborers and their families. Hansel eventually worked for Life Magazine while Otto freelanced for Life, Time, and others.
Song Wong Bourbeau (1909-1996), a third-generation Santa Rosan, was known throughout Santa Rosa not only as an astute businesswoman, but for her tireless dedication as a community activist and philanthropist. Over two hundred photographs and artifacts make up this extensive collection, representing the rich and significant history and culture of Santa Rosa's Chinatown and Chinese community.

The Sonoma County Museum (SCM) is a private, non-profit museum for art and history with broad community support. We are the only museum of California's North Coast region to present a comprehensive array of exhibits, education and public programs, and to hold a significant collection of over 22,000 artworks and historic objects.

SCM is a vital part of Santa Rosa's downtown arts district, engaging youth through exhibits and education programs, and strengthening the community by building bridges with local businesses and government. In 2009, the museum served 27,000 visitors and over 700 museum members. The museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
The Sonoma County Museum celebrates and interprets the region's rich history, art, and culture by exhibiting and collecting relevant objects and artworks, by serving as a vital community gathering place, and by inspiring visitors with dynamic experiences designed to engage, educate, and enlighten

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Hours of Operation:
Tue11:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr11:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM5:00 PM
Notes: Closed on the following days: November 25, December 25, and January 1.


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