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Changing California: Historical Ecology of the Bay Area

Presented by Bolinas Museum at Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA

Mar 30 2019
Jun 09 2019
Changing California: Historical Ecology of the Bay Area

Main Gallery: fine art, artifacts, and science offer a glimpse of Bay Area ecology

Opening Reception & Gallery Talks:
* Saturday, March 30, 2:00-5:00 pm

Artist Talk with Laura Cunningham:
* Sunday April 14, 2:00 pm

Exhibit Dates:  March 30 – June 9

[Image: Laura Cunningham, South Bay Marsh 500 Years Ago (Hayward), 2006, oil on paper-board, 9 x 15 inches (detail), courtesy of the artist.]

Curated by Elia Haworth

What was the Bay Area like when prehistoric camels and bison roamed the vast river valley that would become San Francisco Bay?

Or even 250 years ago when millions of mammals and birds occupied the primeval landscape ruled by mighty grizzly bears?

Laura Cunningham, biologist, artist, and author, spent thirty years researching the prehistoric ecology of California. Her work culminated in an award-winning book, A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California.

Based on the book, with contributions from other local experts, this exhibition melds fine art, artifacts, and science, and invites you back in time for a fascinating glimpse of the Bay Area, its species populations, shifting landscapes that evolved over eons, and our growing understanding of nature’s interdependent systems.


Free admission

Contact: 415-868-0330


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Additional time info:

Opening Reception & Gallery Talks:  Saturday, March 30, 2:00-5:00 pm

Artist Talk with Laura Cunningham:  Sunday April 14, 2:00 pm

Museum Hours:
Friday:  1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday:  12:00 – 5:00 pm


Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924


On-street parking available only.

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