Profile of Art Museum di Rosa in Napa, California

di Rosa art museum in Napa, CA
di Rosa's Gatehouse Gallery in Napa Valley, California. Image courtesy di Rosa.

Established:

The di Rosa in Napa, California was established by art collectors Rene and Veronica di Rosa, whose collection of Bay Area artists are featured in the museum which officially opened to the public in 1997.

The di Rosa's permanent collection includes approximately 2,000 works of art by 800 artists, focusing on North Californian art.

History:

The di Rosa in Napa, CA, originated with the personal art collection of Rene and Veronica di Rosa, whose home and vineyards of the Winery Lake area became the site for their art museum and outdoor sculpture park.

Located on 217 acres in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley, the di Rosa museum houses the collection in a site which includes three buildings: The Gatehouse Gallery features temporary exhibitions of Bay Area artists, plus showcases works from the di Rosa collection. The Main Gallery houses most of the permanent collection. The former residence of the di Rosa home is a converted 125-year-old winery and is now listed as a Napa County Landmark.

The di Rosa opened in 1997 and became a nonprofit public trust in 2000.

Mission:

According to the Museum's website, the mission is:

"di Rosa is a place that provokes the imagination and creative spirit of our time and place through celebration of the arts and artists of Northern California in an extraordinary landscape."

Location:

The di Rosa is located at 5200 Sonoma (Carneros) Highway, on 217 acres in the Carneros Region of southern Napa Valley, in Napa, California.

Please refer to the museum's website for directions and further information.

Museum's Conservation Department:

The di Rosa does not have an in-house conservation department, but on occasion, it does require the services of an art conservator in order to preserve the works for future viewing.

To learn more about the field of art conservation, please see interviews with conservators.

Famed Artworks in Collection:

The Museum's permanent collection includes artworks by approximately 800 artists, including artists such as Mark di Suvero, Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Joan Brown, William T. Wiley, Robert Hudson, Bruce Nauman, Deborah Butterfield, Larry Sultan, Paul Kos, Squeak Carnwath, and Viola Frey.

Noteworthy Facts:

Artist's Submissions

Artists who live or work in the Northern California area are welcome to submit digital samples of their artworks, a cover letter, and an artist statement in order to be considered to exhibit their work at the di Rosa. Please refer to the museum's website for further information regarding submissions.

Employment Information:

The Museum does not post job listings on its website. However, it does post docent opportunities and internships in the various departments such as administrative, curatorial, collections care, etc. 

How to Apply for a Job:

Applicants wishing to work at di Rosa can start out as a docent or intern, as a way to be readily available if and when a job opportunity becomes available.

Museum's Contact Info:

di Rosa 5200 Sonoma (Carneros) Highway, Napa, CA 94559. Tel: 707-226-5991.

di Rosa's website

Museum Hours:

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Closed holidays