"Hold it Lightly" on view select Saturdays through January and weekdays by appointment. 

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 12/16, 1/6, 1/13/, 1/20, 1/27


Spring Exhibitions open February 14, Reception February 15, 2024 - Free & open to all 

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Regular Hours: Wed-Sun, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Begin 2/14/2024)

Contact us: | 925-631-4379


Radical Joy

Lisa Congdon's "Hold it Lightly" on view through June 23, 2024

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"Hold it Lightly" by Lisa Congdon

Extended through June 23, 2024.

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Interview with Lisa Congdon


Hold it Lightly

Gallery view of exhibition Hold it Lightly

On view through June 23, 2024.

Illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon’s current body of work, Hold it Lightly, explores themes of joy, liberation, and radical inclusion displayed on printed matter featuring her bold, colorful illustrations and hand-lettering. Congdon's work elevates mundane, simple shapes into discourse with symbols from nature and the supernatural in pared-down, unfussy, colorful, organized arrangements and graphic renderings. Typically working in paint, Hold it Lightly represents the artist's first exhibit of printed matter. 

Happenings & Programs

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Explore art through doing!

Join us for a public tour, artist's talk, cello in the galleries, or art-making workshop. See what's coming up. 

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Public Tours

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 

& Saturdays at 2 p.m.


Looking for a guided museum experience? Join us for our standard walk-in exhibition tours. These tours are designed to be interactive and inquiry-based. Walk-in tours are offered during fall and spring exhibitions.