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Address: 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5233
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Museum with history and contemporary art of Sonoma County.

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Unexpected treat for art lovers

Small but eclectic art museum very near the downtown mall. I saw two unusual exhibits at my last visit in Sept. One was a private collection of photographs of female nudes, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Patricia W
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small but eclectic art museum very near the downtown mall. I saw two unusual exhibits at my last visit in Sept. One was a private collection of photographs of female nudes, and the other featured furniture and fine art made of exotic woods. A pleasure.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We go to the museum fairly regularly and are considering becoming members. It's a small museum, but they change out the exhibits frequently enough to make it worth it to go a few times a year.

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD- Exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum,Santa Rosa, California Speechless was I for a long time after I left the museum. What an amazing capsule of the history of Indian Immigrants and their contribution to the American Scene, a treasure indeed did I see. For Indophiles and especially for East Indians both young and old this a must. For... More 

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Interesting art pieces but not enough to really want me to stay. I was much more interested in the architecture of the building. The gardens were nice around the museum

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Cloverdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

very professional exhibits. Also a well informed and friendly person explained each aspect of the educational exhibits. Interesting area and beautiful grounds. I definitely will return!

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The museum is in two sections, one for art and the other for history. When we were there, the exhibits in each were very worthwhile. A Robert Williams show in the art museum and an excellent photography exhibit in the history museum.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You will learn things about the Santa Rosa area you never knew before. And the changing exhibits are wonderful.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We've enjoyed several exhibits and fundraisers..one was at the McDonald's Mansion..it was incredible! This museum is a true labor of love and I always look forward to their events and I learn a lot and we enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend the Sonoma County Museum!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you are a history buff and interested in how immigrants changed the landscape of Sonoma County then this small but very interesting location offers maps, photos, and documents that detail the families and changes that make Sonoma the agricultural gem it is today. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will even help suggest lodging and the best in-town... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would rate this as a spot to see with their variety of exhibits_ visiting and permanent. They also have talks

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