Past Exhibits

Bear in Mind

October 13, 2012 through March 24, 2013

"If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them. And what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears one destroys." – Chief Dan George Over the centuries,... Read More »

Faces of Los Altos

May 12, 2012 through September 30, 2012

"What is the city but the people?" — William Shakespeare Honoring the 60 years of Los Altos' incorporation and its past history by showcasing our own photo archives of some of the people who have lived, worked and participated in the town Read More »

Shaped by Water

October 08, 2011 through April 22, 2012

This original exhibit inspires a deep connection to this precious and essential resource through indoor and outdoor exhibits that incorporate artifacts, stories, photographs, maps and artwork by San Francisco Bay Area–based artists. Read More »

Hearts Delight

July 07, 2011 through September 25, 2011

“When we artists put a painting on the wall at an exhibition, we bare our souls... At that time, everyone becomes a critic.” Sidney Hermel, 20th c. artist Read More »

Touching Lives

January 20, 2011 through June 27, 2011

The lives and achievements of the legendary Josephine and Frank Duveneck are celebrated in this original exhibit. It highlights their many contributions, most notably Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, the home they shared with family, friends and others less fortunate than themselves. Today, Hidden Villa is a 1,600-acre wilderness... Read More »

By Hand

June 10, 2010 through October 31, 2010

“With pieces of cloth and strands of thread women have created cherished works of art that celebrate love and beauty and the world in which they lived.” — Kay Payne Quilts, a true American art form – admired, used in everyday life and loved throughout America’s history – are represented... Read More »

Through Thick & Thin

January 28, 2010 through June 06, 2010

Steeped in Yankee tradition and progressive social values, larger‐than‐life sisters Sarah Winchester and Isabelle Merriman were ahead of their time. Read More »

Anna Knapp Fitz

June 26, 2008 through November 09, 2008

Primarily self-taught, this 74-year Los Altos resident called herself a primitive artist. Annie Fitz recorded historical scenes, people, and familiar local locations in her desire to record history and educate children as to 'the way it was'. Read More »

Lucile and David Packard

January 17, 2008 through June 22, 2008

Communities must be better for our presence." David Packard This exhibit looks beyond the public life of Dave and Lucile Packard - beyond their literally world-changing philanthropy, beyond their huge company which began life in a tiny garage and beyond the ground-breaking “HP Way” – the incredibly productive and personally... Read More »

Wallace Stegner

January 06, 2005 through June 12, 2005

An expansive retrospective on the life and influence of a true Western hero, the exhibit chronicles the life achievements of this local literary legend. Read More »