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di Rosa
February 20, 2010

I have been a frequent visitor to the Bay Area for over 30 years. Before I moved here, just three years ago, I'd always visit the local art museums, trying to grasp what qualities, styles, techniques distinguish the art that's produced here on the Left Coast. When I discovered the di Rosa, and began exploring its outstanding collection of Bay Area masterworks, I finally got the perspective I'd been searching for. Plus, because the collection is housed in such a magnificent setting -- with art that dazzles almost everywhere you look -- I've been drawn back many times. What's more, the di Rosa programs are informative, engaging, and actually have given me a chance to meet some of the iconic artists whose works are included in the impressive gallery space. And the best part? Just when I think I've seen it all, I turn a corner or climb the stairs or look out across the meadow, and there's some new painting, sculpture, or installation to experience. It's a constantly inviting, always rewarding destination in every season. And now that I live here, I make a point to check out the di Rosa frequently.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

among the most helpful, welcoming, engaging, and friendly individuals I have encountered in almost any other similar venue. And, to a person, everyone is so passionate about the di Rosa I couldn't help but be energized by their enthusiasm and dedication.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a sorely needed endowment that would help sustain the di Rosa's role as a fiscally healthy place where visitors of all ages can enjoy this distinctive collection and the extraordinary landscape in which it is set.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I attended a presentation by one of the artists whose work is in the collection.