Calendar: November 2017    

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    Now Hear This! An Exercise in Listening

    Now Hear This! features five newly commissioned site-specific works of sound-based art by distinguished national and local artists Taraneh Hemami, Walter Kitundu, Hugh Livingston, Shane A. Myrbeck & Emily Shisko, and Stephen Vitiello. Drawing inspiration from Montalvo’s natural and manmade environments, participating artists will present immersive soundscapes and interactive sound sculptures that invite visitors to experience Montalvo’s grounds in new ways and listen more ...

  • Máximo González, BEGINNING FRI, NOVEMBER 17 (Project Space)
    The Collector: A Proposal

    NOTE: This exhibition is open during Carriage House Concerts and special events only. This exhibition features a proposal for an ambitious, large-scale outdoor installation and community engagement project by Lucas Artists Fellow Máximo González. Over a period of six years, González has carefully crafted a mysterious alter ego he calls “the collector.” Performed by the artist, this elusive figure has travelled the world painting portraits ...


  • An Afternoon of Sound SUN NOVEMBER 5, 2017 12:30 P.M. (Lucas Artists Program Commons)
    Open Access
    An Afternoon of Sound
    Closing Reception for "Now Hear This"

    Join us as we celebrate the last day of the Montalvo’s summer outdoor sound exhibition, Now Hear This! An Exercise in Listening with a closing reception. Meet us at the Lucas Artists Residency Program Commons for wine and light ...

  • The Saint Michael Trio SUN NOVEMBER 5, 2017 3 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    The Saint Michael Trio
    Romanticism in Music

    “Their style and elan are simply spellbinding”  – Audiophile What is it that makes music “romantic” and why do we love it so much? In one of their patented “informances” Saint Mike will show how Beethoven kicked off a movement making ...

  • The Art of the Silk Road WED NOVEMBER 8, 2017 6 P.M.
    Lecture Series:
    Art of the Silk Road: Past and Present
    with Mariachiara Gasparini

    Join Dr. Mariachiara Gasparini, noted cultural historian, as she presents a fascinating overview of the art and culture of the Silk Road, from 2,000 years ago to today.The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that ...

  • Sarah Scoles THU NOVEMBER 9, 2017 7:30 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Sarah Scoles and Jill Tarter
    in conversation with Katherine Maxfield

    Join us as Sarah Scoles discusses her debut book Making Contact, a brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact. Tarter ...

  • David Benoit FRI NOVEMBER 10, 2017 8 P.M. (Carriage House Theatre)
    David Benoit Trio

    “A passionate musical innovator” — Smooth Jazz New YorkFor three decades, five-time Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. With his trio, he will perform pieces from his 2010 release Earthglow ...

  • Jitish Kallat, SUN NOVEMBER 12, 2017 9 A.M.
    ArtVenture to Alameda County

    Montalvo donors are invited to join us for an ArtVenture to tour the private collection of Tad Freese. Freese, a Co-President of the San Jose Museum of Art, owns over 100 works of art predominantly by Asian and East Asian ...

  • The Yuletide Marketplace THU NOVEMBER 16, 2017 9:30 A.M. (Historic Villa)
    Yuletide Marketplace

    Marketplace hours: 9:30am - 3:30pm, November 16, 17, and 18.The historic Villa will be decorated in its holiday splendor! The Yuletide Marketplace features dozens of vendors offering unique gift items throughout the Villa. You'll find holiday art ...

  • The hiking trails. FRI NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7 P.M. (Project Space)
    Open Access
    Into the Woods: Commissioning Artists in a Forest

    How does an artist develop the seed of an idea into a new work? Join two Lucas Artist Fellows -- visual artist Maximo Gonzalez and composer Howard Hersh -- as they discuss works they are developing for, and are inspired by, Montalvo ...

  • Yuletide Children's Tea with Santa SUN NOVEMBER 19, 2017 10:30 A.M. and 2 P.M. (Historic Villa)
    Yuletide Children's and Champagne Tea

    This holiday tea is perfect for the whole family! Children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy a tea that includes sandwiches, scones, teas, and hot chocolate. Children will get a visit from Santa himself and will be able to decorate gingerbread ...

  • Coyotes and Rabbits TUE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 9:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. (School & Teacher Event School & Teacher event) (Carriage House Theatre)
    Coyotes and Rabbits

    Hector Armienta’s adaptation of the tale, told by a pair of mischievous rabbits, begins with a young coyote named Scrawny who is learning how to read. When his cousin Loco discovers what Scrawny is up to (no decent coyote ...

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