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Marin Art & Garden Center is the jewel of Marin. Come explore all the possibilities with us.
Our vision is to enrich our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment, providing opportunity for positive impact and change.

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Winter 2017 – The MAGC Conservation Series:

Air, Land, and Sea

Join us for a series of illustrated conservation talks with local experts in The Studio at MAGC in February and March.

Each talk is followed by a wine reception and a chance to meet the speakers and learn more about their work.

Individual tickets are $20
Series of 3 talks for $50



Wed, Feb 1st

Is Mt. Tam at Peak Health? Presented by Sharon Farrell, One Tam


Hear about the results of a recent science-based health assessment of Mt Tam and its plants and wildlife and measures to stabilize and improve the health of this precious resource for Marin and the entire Bay Area.

Tue, Feb 7th

The Bee-Friendly Garden - Presented by Kate Frey


Kate Frey is a noted garden designer and eloquent advocate for pollinators. She designed and managed the famous organic public garden at Fetzer Vineyards, the Melissa Garden in Healdsburg and the landscape at Lynmar Winery in Sebastopol.

Fri, Feb 17th

Owls of Marin - Presented by Trinka Marris


Come spend an evening with these creatures with large eyes and silent flight, and learn why they are so magical. In this talk we will learn about the local owls of the Bay Area, their habitats and their hoots.

Fri, Mar 3rd

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: Ernest Braun - A Life in Photography


Mr. Braun’s career spanned more than 60 years. His son Jonathan Braun will present an illustrated retrospective of his life’s work.

Fri, Apr 7th

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: George Demont Otis


The Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society will present a documentary about long time Kentfield resident George Demot Otis, an American Impressionist.

Fri, May 5th

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: The Tall Ship Matthew Turner


Project Director Alan Olson will explain how modern technology has been blended with traditional techniques to build this ship.

Fri, Jun 2nd

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: Dr. Marty Griffin


Dr. Marty Griffin, well known since WWII for his role in saving coastal watersheds and wildlife, will talk about some of the fascinating people and events in his medical and environmental career.

Fri, Sep 15th

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: Fran Cappelletti


Tales from the early days of the Marin Art & Garden Center will be the subject of a program by Moya-RHS Librarian Fran Cappelleti.

Fri, Oct 6th

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: The Presidio of San Francisco


Bay Area historian Dr. Robert Cherny will present The Presidio of San Francisco: From Spanish Colonial Outpost to National Park.

Fri, Nov 3rd

Moya Library/ Ross Historical Society First Friday Lecture: Author Betty Goerke


Author Betty Goerke will present A Broken Propeller, the gripping story of the first coast-to-coast air race in 1919.

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GROUNDS HOURS: Open dawn to dusk.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Saturday,
9 am – 5 pm (excluding holidays).

LOCATION: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA 94957

PHONE:  (415) 455-5260    EMAIL MAGC


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