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Foundation members enjoy a variety of festive events throughout the year. Special events include exclusive cocktail parties with hands-on art making activities, member previews of our exhibitions, and fantastic private events with one-of-a-kind art activities. Interested in attending an event? Explore Foundation membership.
Member Preview
Friday, January 16, 2015, 9 a.m.

All Member Preview

PAACF Members are invited to a walk through with curator Lisa Ellsworth of our new exhibition:

Hear This!

Friday, January 16, 2014
9-10 a.m.
Palo Alto Art Center, Lobby and Galleries

Enjoy coffee and biscotti!

This exhibition presents works by three to five contemporary artists who employ sound in exploring perception, the passage of time, and nostalgia. Hear This! will offer visitors a range of immersive sonic and visual experiences by artists such as Kate Lee Short (Oakland), who creates subtly audible and monumental sculptures composed of stacks of salvaged speakers, and Chris Duncan (Oakland), who uses repetition and accumulation in his participatory visual-and sound-based installations.

Friday Night at the Art Center and Opening Celebration
Friday, Jan 23, 2015, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Opening Celebration for
Hear This!

Friday, January 23, 2015
7-10 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center, Lobby and Studios

FREE admission
CASH bar ** COMPLIMENTARY drinks for members!
Artmaking & Entertainment

Oliver Ranch
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Terry Allen, humanature

Members are Invited to a Private Tour of Oliver Ranch

Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Sonoma County

There will be a fee for this tour.

"The Oliver Ranch is an exquisite place and an extraordinary idea." – Joan Simon

Located in the heart of Sonoma County, 70 miles north of San Francisco, and known internationally for its wineries and scenic pleasures, the Oliver Ranch is home to 18 remarkable site-specific installations; the most recent of which is Ann Hamilton's The tower where commissioned dance, poetry, theatre, and music performances take place. The picturesque 100-acre property was originally bought by Steve and Nancy Oliver in 1981 to graze a few extra sheep from, as Steve says, “My daughter’s 4-H project gone bad.” The ranch’s evolution from exiled sheep quarters to world-renowned sculpture ranch was gradual and organic, a natural convergence of the Olivers' longstanding passion for art and deep connection to the land.









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