Museum of Sonoma County

Explore contemporary art and regional history at the Museum of Sonoma County!

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  • Explore contemporary art and regional history at the Museum of Sonoma County! Located in Downtown Santa Rosa, the Museum's campus is walking distance from the Downtown Santa Rosa SMART Train depot and Old Courthouse Square. With two buildings (contemporary art gallery and historic 1910 post office), multiple galleries, and a sculpture garden, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

    Established in 1985, the Museum of Sonoma County (Sonoma County Museum) presents 12-15 rotating art and history exhibitions per year and welcomes over 20,000 visitors annually through general admission, tours, school programs, public programs, and special events. The Museum also maintains a permanent collection of over 18,000 objects that document the region's rich history and celebrate local artists.

    The Museum of Sonoma County is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage and inspire our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.

    • Fascinating mix of old and new

      There was an enormous contemporary art space as well as student exhibits and heartbreakingly important photographs and objects from Manzanar. The sculpture garden was quiet and lovely after the...

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    • "From the Fire" -- a moving exhibit

      "From the Fire" is a multi-media exhibit, the focus of which is the 2017 fires that devastated Sonoma County. It is really worth seeing as it depicts creativity and compassion borne out of...

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    • A delightful regional museum, improving rapidly

      We stopped by to view the current temporary show, the Three friends. A combination of modern painting, sculpture and multimedia creations, this is a delightful exhibit. We were particularly attracted...

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