- Galleries & Public Art:
Bringing Art to Life
As you drive through the Carneros region at the Napa Valley's southern end, a herd of painted metal sheep "grazing" on a hillside is your first clue that something out of the ordinary is going on there. But even that whimsical tip-off can't prepare you for the ultimate surprise of discovering—tucked amid the vineyards, ranches and farms—a jaw-dropping collection of modern and contemporary art works in spaces both indoors and out. With approximately 2,000 pieces on display in the three galleries, the di Rosa houses the largest and most significant collection of works from Bay Area artists in the world.
Described as lively, thought-provoking and offbeat, the di Rosa experience brings art to life. The work of important Bay Area artists, including Robert Arneson, David Best, Joan Brown and Enrique Chagoya among others, fills the spacious Main Gallery, while the Gatehouse Gallery hosts a year-round calendar of changing group and solo exhibits. A 1/3-mile trail winds amid large-scale installations in the Sculpture Meadow, and hundreds more works punctuate the landscape and fill a historic stone building, once the home of founders Rene and Veronica di Rosa. At every turn, the 200-acre site offers views of landscaped, sculpture-dotted grounds and wild open spaces, of the region and the work it inspires—of art and life, entwined.
The Gatehouse Gallery welcomes drop-in visitors, but in order to view the full extent of the collection—including the Main Gallery, Historic Residence, and Sculpture Meadow—a guided tour is required. These informal, docent-led tours include time for independent viewing of the works.
To book a tour, visit www.dirosaart.org
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00A, 11:00A & 1:00P
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00A, 11:00A, 1:00P, 2:00P
$12 – 1.5 hour Tour
$15 – 2 hour Tour
$15 – Art and Meadow Tour
$20 – Nature Hikes
FREE for Members and children under 12
$3 discount for Seniors 65+ and students
Group rates and arrangements are available
Insider Tip: Become a di Rosa member, and you'll not only get to preview exhibits and meet the artists, you'll snag an invite to events such as the annual Members Picnic—a day of music, food, hiking and interactive art.