Exhibits

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Kristine Mays: Rich Soil

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

An Exhibition in Filoli’s Historic Garden May 28 – November 9, 2020 The dynamic beauty of Filoli’s garden will set the scene for the sculpture exhibition: Rich Soil. To complement the outdoor exhibition, Filoli will feature music, dance, theater, and storytelling all season long.   Kristine Mays creates life-size wire sculptures that reveal the human … Read More

Breathtaking Blooms

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Now through September 7, 2020, Pastel Portraits of Filoli’s Spring Flowers Bay Area artist Deborah Shea paints personality and effervescence into the flowers in Filoli’s spring garden. Shea transforms the pure pigments of pastel powder into vibrant plant portraits. See her radiant works in Filoli’s Visitor Center, and don’t miss her pastel painting class this … Read More

The Spirit of Orchids

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

January 4 – February 24, 2020 Built as a country estate in 1915, Filoli is recognized internationally for its horticultural excellence. During Filoli’s 2020 Winter Season, orchids will be the feature of lush floral displays and living arrangements, and unique species plants and cultivars will fill the Historic House and Greenhouse. To complement the horticultural … Read More

W. Gary Smith, Nests: Patterns from Nature

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

May 10 – November 10, 2019 An Environmental Art Exhibition in the Garden and Nature Preserve W. Gary Smith is an artist and landscape architect with a simple mission – creating meaningful encounters between people, plants, and the natural world. Gary’s exhibition at Filoli features forms inspired by both patterns in nature and nesting animals. … Read More

Sara Friedlander, American Women: Birds of im/Migration

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

May 10 – November 10, 2019 Art Exhibition in the Visitor Center Inspired by her own grandmother’s immigration journey, Santa Cruz artist Sara Friedlander has created visual narratives to honor the courageous women who left their homelands and families behind, often under great duress. Most spoke no English and holding steadfast to their hopes for … Read More