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Shaking the Hand of the Land: Getting To Know Place

Monday, August 6, 2018

by Andrew Wollenberg | Andrew is a guest blogger writing about Filoli’s Nature Preserve. This is the first in an occasional blog series. Enjoy! When we meet a person for the first time we are typically introduced through a mutual friend, a work setting or simply risk saying hello and sparking up a conversation. From that point … Read More

Summer Sculpture Exhibition

Thursday, April 12, 2018

On Display May 31 – August 30 Filoli’s summer exhibitions celebrate the Colors of California and present a bright perspective on art in all forms. Glass art will be displayed throughout the Garden. The way that glass plays with sunlight, is reflected in water, and its interplay with natural forms is a perfect pairing for … Read More

Roland Petersen Exhibition

Monday, April 2, 2018

On Display June 1 – August 30 Rarely does one have the opportunity to view an artistic achievement as profound as the more than six-decade career of Roland Petersen. Having lived and worked in the whirlwind of the California art scene from the 50s to the present, Petersen creates art which is a distinctive vision … Read More

Seasonal Shopping

Friday, August 17, 2018

Artisan Market Weekends at the Marketplace The tradition of inspired holiday shopping will continue this year at Holidays at Filoli. Shopping will begin at the Marketplace located under a tent in the Service Courtyard, which features local artisan vendors in a setting reminiscent of European Christmas Markets.   A variety of vendors will be selected and … Read More

Antique Farm Equipment Exhibition

Monday, July 16, 2018

On Display September 7 – November 4 During Filoli’s Fall season, agricultural practices will be honored with this year’s theme of Golden Harvest. An outdoor exhibition of colorful antique farm equipment – including a vineyard plow, orchard wagon, and horse-drawn corn-stalk chopper – will be displayed throughout the Garden and Estate Trail.  Filoli’s display of … Read More

Botanical Art Graduation Exhibition

Monday, July 16, 2018

On Display October 23 – November 4 The exhibition in the Visitor and Education Center will feature beautiful and extraordinarily accurate flower portraits painted by 2018 graduates of Filoli’s Botanical Art Certificate Program. A marriage of art and science, botanical art immortalizes the plant world. After closely observing a plant, the artist discovers and documents … Read More

Illuminating Restorations

Friday, June 29, 2018

By Liberté Reilly With the beautiful glass pieces in the Garden I can’t help but think of the stunning glass pieces found in the House. We just finished up a major three year renovation project in the house: our Crystal Lighting Restoration. We were able to deep clean, rewire, replace missing and damaged prisms, and … Read More