Please Note: This event has expired.

M. Louise Stanley: No Regrets

Presented by MarinMOCA at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Feb 27 2021
Apr 18 2021
M. Louise Stanley: No Regrets

50 Years of Art and Activism. A retrospective exhibit – paintings, drawings and Art Journals

Exhibition Dates:
* February 27 – April 18

Exhibit is open by appointment.
Schedule a visit online.

See review in the Marin IJ

M. Louise Stanley: No Regrets, 50 Years of Art and Activism

Ms. Stanley is best known for her humorous narrative style, inspired by Western Art history and Greek mythology. Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Ms. Stanley, (aka Lulu,) has tackled the thorny issues of our time–gender inequality, corporate malfeasance, social justice, and all-around bad behavior.

Given the current socio-political environment, viewers will appreciate her bold work which treats difficult subjects with wit and insight. Spanning five decades, the exhibition will include artworks shown together for the first time, as well as presenting never-before exhibited works. A selection of her art journals and protest signs will also be on view.

“In this retrospective exhibition of works selected from fifty years of M. Louise Stanley’s career as commentator on the human comedy, both the artist’s wit and her prodigious gift for renovating the history of art are on full view,” states Maria Porges, author of the exhibition catalog essay.

Ms. Stanley’s paintings and journals are filled with lush color, and rich, historically-accurate references. Her work reaches out with striking contemporary relevance and will engage viewers in “Lulu’s” world: where “Bad Bankers” receive ‘just’ punishment, and Greek Gods are seen through a feminist lens, as portrayed in “Jupiter and Io.” She is represented by Anglim/Trimble Gallery in San Francisco.

An exhibition catalog featuring an essay by Maria Porges will be published in conjunction with the exhibit.


The exhibition is presented by the Herbst Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by: Ron Casentini, Daniel and Susan Daniloff, Leslie Ruhland of Accuchex, Law Offices of Marlene Pappas Getchell, Kathleen Gaines and Ray Welch, Dr. Denise Lucy and Dr. Francoise Lepage.


Admission (see visit protocols):
$10 – Adults
$8   – Seniors 65+, Students 13-25

Free for members and children under 13

Contact: 415-506-0137


    Official Website

Additional time info:

Museum Hours:
Wed-Fri:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949


Free Parking and Handicapped Accessible


    • Wheelchair Access



Follow us on Facebook

MarinArts is made possible with support from:

MarinArts Sponsors:

Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA