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When Rene Di Rosa sold his vineyard in 1986 to pursue full-time his passion for collecting modern art, he accelerated the process of creating what is the most significant collection of Bay Area art in the world. You visit The Di Rosa Collection in Napa by appointment only, to view 2,000 pieces of art by more than 800 artists, all from the San Francisco region. The museum includes his former home, as well as exhibit spaces both indoors and out. It is a staggering collection, endlessly entertaining, with pieces in every conceivable medium, from chewing gum to oil paint, from multimedia to a VW hanging from a tree. What is most exciting, however, is that every piece, no matter how diverse, is tied to Rene and Veronica Di Rosa’s pure love of creative expression. I could have spent far longer than the three hours allotted for the tour.

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  1. Et The Di Rosa Collection I love VW Hanging from three,do you have more pictures For collections, Thank you.

    Comment by Seref Musa — August 26, 2010 @ 11:30 am

  2. Looks like you guys had fun. Too bad it all comes to a crashing halt when the summer ends and the boys have to be “guided” into an academic mindset. Nice web. Smart not to have pictures of Mitchell about. That would be, as my boys would say, “major buzzkill.” Hugs

    the deers

    Comment by darcy — August 26, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

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