Exhibits

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Currently On Display

2017 will find an inspiring collection of art and decorative art exhibits to enrich your visits to Filoli. Artwork related to our mission, permanent collection, and education programs will be displayed throughout the open season. We look forward to sharing these with you, your family, and your friends!


Filoli Inspirations Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden

Tuesday, May 16 through Sunday, November 5

Inspired by the Bourn collection of garden art and accessories, this years exhibit draws on the art in Filol is Garden for its influence and motivation. Bay Area sculptors are invited to participate and be inspired by not only the theme of this years exhibit, but the dramatic setting of our formal Garden and surrounding areas. Guided walks through the exhibit will be offered on select days. Advance reservations are needed for the walks and will be taken soon.


19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition

19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition
Tuesday, August 8 through Sunday, October 22, 2017 

With its exquisite formal Garden, heirloom orchard and nature preserve, Filoli is a unique and fitting venue for this historical art form that has represented plants throughout history and from around the world.

The Filoli Botanical Art Exhibit has long been an essential part of our mission to interpret and preserve this historically significant art form. Many beautiful and accurate plant portraits by artist, international and local, will be on display in the Visitor and Education Center.  Come and experience the West Coasts most prominent botanical art exhibit!


Botanical Art Certificate Program Graduates Exhibition

Saturday, September 2 through Sunday, October 22, 2017
On display in the historic House’s Trophy Room the final works from each of our graduating certificate program students.  Each student is required to present five original paintings and or drawings of a particular theme that successfully portray the skills of a good botanical artist.  All of our graduating students have completed more than 180 total class hours.


Filoli Florilegium Exhibition

Tuesday, October 3 through Sunday, October 22, 2017

Begun in 2000, the Filoli Florilegium Exhibition is an ever growing collection with currently more than 30 original works!  The purpose of the Florilegium is to document the plant materials of Filoli within a historic perspective, using traditional methods of botanical illustration. While the artwork is created by contemporary artists, the style is classic in presentation. The Florilegium adds to the archives of historic information about Filoli and is a unique addition to the Filoli Permanent Collection.