Artists Reception

Date: September 07, 2018 | Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Admission: Free! | Complimentary light refreshments will be served, no-host cash bar.


Join us in celebrating the openings of our new exhibitions! Enjoy mingling with others in the community over light refreshments and fresh art.

Donuts with the Deputy | Art Theft: The Fourth Oldest Profession

Date: September 10, 2018 | Time: 8:00 - 9:15 am

Admission: Free for Museum Members | $5 General Admission


In August it was reported that a painting by Willem de Kooning, stolen 30 years ago had been discovered in the effects of a couple who had passed away. There was nothing in this couple’s past that would outwardly indicate they were art thieves, though the husband did, at one point, write a mediocre short story about a woman who steals a priceless emerald from a museum. Art imitating life? There is more to this story, and others like it, and all of them are the perfect accompaniment to a delightful morning of coffee and Donuts with the Deputy at the Triton Museum of Art.

After drugs and guns, art theft is the biggest criminal enterprise in the world. Surprising? Yes, but it is a problem worth understanding. Please join Deputy Director Preston Metcalf as he looks at recent events, along with some of the more notorious cases of art theft, and the measures that art and law enforcement professionals are employing to combat it. But don’t get any ideas! We will be counting the paintings when you leave.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser @the Triton

Date: September 22, 2018 | Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Admission: FREE! (Beer & Food available for sale!)


– Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Triton Museum! In addition to food and beer, there will be live music, games and more!

– All proceeds benefit the Triton Museum of Art.

– Beer & food are generously sponsored by Faultline Brewing Company, Golden State Brewery, and The Party Helpers.

Sunday Gallery Concert

Date: September 23, 2018 | Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


– The Cal Arte Ensemble presents L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) by Igor Stravinsky.

Come see Stravinsky's theatrical version of L'histoire du soldat. This musical extravaganza tells the story of a soldier who makes a Faustian bargain exchanging his violin (representing his soul) with the devil for a book that predicts the future. While the book makes the soldier immensely wealthy, it comes, inevitably, at a steep price. Discover how Stravinsky's version of this classic tale plays out in Cal Arte's performance which will feature a full cast of narrator, dancer, actors, and musicians. The performance will be conducted by Cal Arte's artistic director Tamami Honma.

Free admission! (Recommended donation $20)
Space is limited so reserve your seat today! CLICK HERE

Book Launch Party: “Casanova, Curator of Memories” by Preston Metcalf

Date: September 30, 2018 | Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Admission: FREE!

There will be a reading of passages from the novel (at 2:30 p.m.), book signing, reception, and refreshments to enjoy.

Casanova, one of the world’s greatest lovers – and scoundrels – is dying and it is during his final, waning days, in a series of conversations with his idolizing grandnephew that he tells his greatest tales. “Casanova, Curator of Memories” is a journey through time, memory, and art as the once legendary rogue teaches his young charge about romance, loss, bravery, sacrifice, and the profound wonders of love. What the reader knows (but his grandnephew does not), is that each of Casanova’s tales is preceded by a great work of art, and the women in the paintings are the subjects of his remembrances. Along the way Casanova bids farewell to his beloved Venice, teaches his niece, Lorenzo’s mother, to once again embrace life, comes to terms with a disapproving God, and, like Casanovas before and after him, reveals the greatest lessons he has learned from his love of art … and the art of love.

Written by Art Historian and Museum Curator Preston Metcalf, “Casanova, Curator of Memories” is a tour de force journey through some of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces and how they teach us about love and what it truly means to be human.

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