Nov 20 2021
Dec 31 2021
Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jaz...

Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jaz...

Presented by Bolinas Museum at Bolinas Museum

Opening Reception:
* Saturday, November 20
2:00 - 3:00 pm Talks
3:00 - 5:00 pm with Live Music by Charlie Docherty and Friends

Exhibition Dates:
* November 20 - December 31

[Pictured: David Johnson, Bassist David Robison at the Primalon Ballroom, c. 1950, courtesy of the artist.]

Photography Gallery
Curated by Lewis Watts

In the 1940s and 50s, San Francisco’s Fillmore District was a vibrant multicultural neighborhood where jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and Billie Holiday shared their music. It is a history almost forgotten after the massive redevelopment of the area.

Enjoy rare archival photographs from that lively chapter in jazz history and the African-American community. Curator Lewis Watts, a former Bolinas resident, is an internationally exhibited photographer, archivist, Professor Emeritus of Art at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Berkeley, and co-author, with Elizabeth Pepin Silva, of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era.

Admission Info

Admission is free!

All events are subject to cancellation due to environmental and health concerns.

Phone: (415) 868-0330


Additional time info:

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 20, 2:00-5:00 pm

Museum Hours:
Friday:  1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun:  12:00 - 5:00 pm

Dates & Times

2021/11/20 - 2021/12/31

Location Info

Bolinas Museum

48 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924

Parking Info

On-street parking available only.