Art Museum of Sonoma County

Remembering the Running Fence, 40 Years Later

Mar 10, 2016

  The Running Fence, Sonoma County’s most iconic artwork, embodied some curious contradictions.  It was public art created without public funds, and took ten times longer to erect that it actually stood. Yet despite—or perhaps because of that short physical existence, it lives on vividly, in both artifacts  and memory.

  While the Running Fence was striking and unusual, SSU Art History professor Michael Schwager says it can also be seen as part of the Earth Art movement that began in the mid-20th Century.  

New ‘Art Museum of Sonoma County’ Debuts

Apr 9, 2015
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, 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.

Jordan D. Schnitzer
Photo credit: Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

Sunday, April 5th at 10am:

Tune in for Curtain Call at its new time, Sunday morning at 10, when your host, Charles Sepos, chats first with art collector and philanthropist, Jordan Schnitzer. They talk about the exhibition “Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic,” opening April 10th at the newly expanded Art Museum of Sonoma County.