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di Rosa

5200 Carneros Highway, Napa, CA
707-226-5991
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, di Rosa houses the foremost collection of contemporary Bay Area art, with nearly 2,000... more » Owner description: Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, di Rosa houses the foremost collection of contemporary Bay Area art, with nearly 2,000 works by 800 artists. A wide range of styles, media, and subject matter provide an overview of the creative energy and freedom to experiment that characterize this region of California. The Gatehouse Gallery welcomes drop-in visitors to view di Rosa’s current exhibition, but in order to view the full extent of the collection (including the Main Gallery, Residence, and Sculpture Meadow) a tour is required. These informal, guided tours include time for independent viewing of the artwork. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Advance reservations for tours are highly recommended. « less
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have not been there yet but am going next week Sept. 2014... Some people have commented on their being an artificial lake, that means it would be a "fake lake"??? There is a real lake on the property but it may be man made so that does not make it "fake", that makes it a man made lake.... Can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve The 20th century’s last three decades were as productive for northern California artists as they were for the region’s vintners.  One man who participated in both realms was Rene di Rosa, vineyard owner, art collector, and as was his late wife, an artist….di Rosa was a zany guy who loved humor and this museum shows that!  When... More

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Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We thought we would spend our Sunday afternoon here - so did several others. We arrived only to learn that there were two tour groups that had booked the guided tours therefore there was no room for anyway just walking in. I didn't review the website well enough to see that there is a limited amount of the museum that... More

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LA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What a fabulous place this is - the art is amazing - not for everyone but really interesting. I took about 100 pix of the 2K artwork - so interesting and worth going if u have a chance

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were trying to find something different in the valley on a recent long weekend so we searched on "art in napa" and found out about the Di Rosa Art space off the Sonoma Highway. What an amazingly interesting space for contemporary art fans. In addition to the acres of art outdoors, there are three indoor spaces, including the home... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of contemporary art. It seems like everything has to have its jarring elements. The collection is interesting, and this is in a lovely location. The docents were very pleasant.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is an unusual museum. The artwork is very different and everyone will find something there, that will catch their eye. It is located in the middle of vineyards. There are interactive displays. I recommend that you take the extended tour, so you can see all the artwork on display all over the grounds, as well as see the home,... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in a recommendation. Really interesting place and good value for money. On the day we visited the art was not all to our preference but that' s art for you!

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The di Rosa Preserve is a very special place. It represents an amazing quest by Rene and Veronica di Rosa to gather together a collection of artwork specific to the San Francisco Bay Area. It also represents the conviction on their parts that this collection should be made available to the general public. Displayed as it is in several galleries... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this is a wonderful site with a strong California artist collection. The docents are knowledgable but let you explore on your own. The art collector was eccentric and passionate and the museum retains his integrity.

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