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Roland Petersen Exhibition

Monday, April 2, 2018

On Display June 1 – August 30, 2018 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 … Read More

The Invisible Wing: Life of a Servant

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

By Claudia Savin Filoli, and other country estates like it, could not have run without servants. They are often overlooked, since it was their job to live and work behind the scenes. It required a small army to maintain the estate and attend to the needs of the family, and the work required dedication and … Read More

Camellias Take Center Stage At California’s Filoli Gardens

Monday, February 5, 2018

Read a Garden Blogger and Master Gardener’s take on Filoli’s Garden after taking a Camellia Tour this winter season then, book a tour for yourself here! Camellias Take Center Stage At California’s Filoli Gardens About Here By Design Here By Design is about gardens and gardening; about living life in harmony with the environment and appreciating the intrinsic beauty of the … Read More

Filoli Florilegium Exhibition

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, February 23 to Sunday, May 20, 2018 Before photography was invented, botanical art was the only method available for the scientific documentation of plants. In recent years this art form has undergone a resurgence to enter what many call the Golden Age of botanical art. Filoli is part of this resurgence with our Florilegium, … Read More

The Tapestry Above the Grand Staircase

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By Selena McGonnell Compiling more research on a piece can be both interesting and rewarding. It can provide a chance to clarify a description, and in one special case change the narrative completely. The large tapestry above the grand staircase was previously labeled, “The Rape of the Sabine Women.” However, based on my research, it is … Read More