Sunday Music Gallery presented by the Cal Arte Ensemble

Dates: September 18, October 16, November 13 & December 18, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Admission: FREE ($10 donation suggested)


The Cal Arte Ensemble featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Tamami Honma and friends presents a chamber music concert at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara with two sparkling works from the piano trio repertoire: Beethoven's controversial C minor Trio that allegedly caused Haydn to advise against publication because he thought the audience was not ready for such a provocative work, and Arensky's beautiful and emotionally charged Piano Trio No 1.

Program - Sunday, December 18 (3pm)

  • Songs including Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov Two Songs Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms Vocalise by André Previn Laudumas te by Anonio Vivaldi
  • Piano Quartet in G minor K.478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


  • Jennifer Studley (soprano)
  • Liliane Cromer (mezzo-soprano)
  • Tamami Honma (piano)
  • Julian Brown (violin)
  • Cyril Borchard (violin)
  • Goetz Leonhardt (viola)

Holiday Gift Fair 2016

SAVE THE DATE! – Holiday Fair and Family Art Day

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Holiday Gift Fair – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Family Art Day – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m


Local makers - Global inspirations - Free admission! There will be something for everyone at our Holiday Gift Fair!
Support your local artists and shop for the holiday season!

Featuring live piano music by Sakagch Aeala/Benjamin Belew who will be playing original works as well as selections by Liszt, Chopin, Mozart, and Scarlatti. (Playing Times: 10:30 am, 12 noon and 2:00 pm)

There will be something for everyone at our indoor Holiday Gift Fair!

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Coffee with the Curator

Monday, December 05, 2016
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Admission: Free for museum members, $5 for non-members

Symbols of the Season


The holidays are upon us. As we celebrate, we are presented with a myriad symbols – conveyed through art and word – that speak of the various holidays’ histories. We are familiar with the art of the nativity, so ubiquitous in Renaissance art for instance. But do we really know what that painting of the Magi represents, or the ox and ass, or even the much later (or earlier) Christmas tree for that matter? Such symbols proliferate our art, decorate our homes, and lend themselves to mass advertising, but how much do we understand about the symbols and art of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other winter holidays?

Please join Chief Curator Preston Metcalf as he takes us on a visual journey through the art and symbols of the season.

Light snacks provided. Coffee generously donated by

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Concert of piano music by Sakagch Aeala/Benjamin Belew

December 11, 2016
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.


This free program will include original works by Sakagch Aeala/Benjamin Belew as well as works by Liszt and Beethoven.

Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch with Bob Nugent

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
Free Admission


In 1985 wine-maker Joe Benziger and Sonoma artist Bob Nugent struck on the idea of putting original art on special releases of Imagery Estate wines. The goal was straightforward – commission some of our greatest modern art luminaries to create works for reproduction onto wine labels. Three decades and hundreds of labels later, they have assembled a staggering collection of contemporary art.

Currently showing at the Triton Museum of Art, Imagery Art for Wine Collection: An Art and Wine Partnership presents nearly a hundred works from this collection, by some of the most noted artists from California and beyond. Please join us for a Brown Bad Lunch/Lecture as Imagery Curator Bob Nugent shares stories of the collection and many of the noted artists who created the works on view. (Teaser: how did Bob Arneson thumb his nose at regulatory laws by sneaking in his own subversive imagery?!)

So pack your bag lunch and come on by for this informative and enjoyable peak into the building of a remarkable collection.

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