New ‘Art Museum of Sonoma County’ Debuts

Apr 9, 2015

Diane Evans, Executive Director of the Museums of Sonoma County, stands outside the home of their new art museum in downtown Santa Rosa.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The new Art Museum of Sonoma County opens its doors this weekend, with a lively exhibit of ‘Iconic” prints, and a vision for bringing more high-profile art to downtown Santa Rosa.

Jordan D. Schnitzer

   Jordan D. Schnitzer, whose collection provided the 90 works in the new museum's opening exhibit, talked with Charles Sepos this week on KRCB's Curtain Call. In these abridged remarks, he focused on one of the iconic pieces to be displayed, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup print, and its cultural and political significance.

The new art museum occupies only part of the former carpet store. Museum Director Diane Evans says rehabbing the office area on the corner will take some extra time and additional funds. But they have big plans for it.

See details about the current opening exhibit here.