Museum of Sonoma County

425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Located in Downtown Santa Rosa, the Museum of Sonoma County welcomes visitors to experience regional history and contemporary art. The Seventh Street campus includes two buildings, multiple galleries, and a sculpture garden. The Museum opened its doors in 1985 as the Sonoma County Museum, housed in the historic 1910 post office, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. With multiple changing exhibitions per year, there is always something new to experience at the Museum!

The Museum of Sonoma County engages and inspires our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.


Día de los Muertos Art Making Day
September 17, 2022, 11:00am-2:00pm

Be a part of the 26th annual Día de los Muertos exhibition! The museum will be holding three community art making days to prepare for our Día de los Muertos exhibition in the sculpture garden. We need help making papel picados to decorate the entire museum! The workshop will be from 11 am - 2 pm in the museum's garden!

Current Exhibitions:

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists
Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists is co-curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Lucia Olubunmi R. Momoh and features eleven interdisciplinary, multigenerational artists who have all belonged to Black, femme, and queer artist collectives in the San Francisco Bay Area, including nure collective, 3.9 collective, House of Malico, CTRL+SHIFT collective and the recently formed Black [Space] Residency. These collectives helped push Northern California in a boldly progressive direction at a pivotal moment for the nation. Collective Arising includes a multiplicity of media from painting and sculpture to mixed media, photography, and video.

Evert and Norma Person Sculpture Garden
Established in 2011, the museum’s garden was designed by landscape architect Frederic Warnecke. The garden’s elements were chosen to evoke the landscape of Sonoma County: its rolling hills, grass, and trees. Plants, such as the olive and ornamental plum trees, reference the region’s agricultural heritage.

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