Media Alert: di Rosa and the Northern California Wildfires

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Due to the recent Northern California wildfires, di Rosa Center for Contemporary art is closed until further notice. This includes postponement of all events related to the upcoming exhibition Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times.

All events including the press preview scheduled for November 2, 2017 and the opening reception on November 4, 2017.

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A notice about the rescheduled exhibition dates will be sent once determined. di Rosa is closed until safety and conservation needs from the smoke are assessed.

See Below to read Executive Director Robert Sain's most recent update on di Rosa and the fires.

 

Dear Friends of di Rosa,

I write to thank you for all of your thoughtful messages of support for di Rosa and to share an update with you. We are relieved to report that all di Rosa staff and board members are safe and that those who had to be evacuated have now been able to return to their homes. However, we are heartbroken to learn that several of our volunteers and donors lost their homes, along with so many throughout our community.

We owe tremendous gratitude to the first responders who were onsite when the fire hit di Rosa and helped protect our main campus from the flames. We know that our temporary storage facility sustained fire damage. While we continue to assess the impact to di Rosa, we are very fortunate that the vast majority of our collection is housed offsite in professional storage.

We are also extremely fortunate that our galleries and offices were spared, although the fire came very close to these structures, bringing thick, heavy smoke with it. We are working with a professional team of experts to abate the smoke, improve indoor air quality conditions, and determine the required safety and conservation needs so that staff can return to the site and di Rosa can reopen as soon as possible.

Thus, di Rosa remains closed until further notice. The opening of our next exhibition, Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times has been postponed until further assessment can be made, and all tours are cancelled through November.

We appreciate your patience and support while we take these critical safety measures and ensure professional stewardship of the collection. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

We stand with our community during these difficult days. This has been a time of much anxiety and grief. In the weeks ahead, we will be announcing ways that di Rosa can be a place to bring all ages together with hope and inspiration for an even stronger community.

We look forward to reopening our doors and welcoming you back to di Rosa.

Warmest regards,

Robert Sain
Executive Director

 

      


You can remain updated on the status of Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times, by checking in on the exhibition page on di Rosa's website.

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ABOUT DI ROSA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

di Rosa is a catalyst for transformative experiences with contemporary art of Northern California. The nonprofit art center presents dynamic exhibitions and educational programs for all ages and houses the foremost collection of contemporary Bay Area art in the world.

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. di Rosa features three galleries, a sculpture park, a 35-acre lake, and a wildlife preserve, all located on 217 scenic acres in Napa Valley’s famed Carneros region. For more information, visit dirosaart.org.

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
5200 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA  94559

 

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