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Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light Opens Sunday! 

Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light

We are nearing the opening of our astonishing Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light exhibit. This show will be open to the public on select days from October 28, 2018 - March 17, 2019. Some nights are selling quickly, so if you don't have your tickets yet to this one-of-a-kind event, get yours soon!

Featuring 10 light-based works ranging in scale from immersive to intimate, this spectacular Chronicles of Narnia-inspired exhibition is the first time Munro's work will be publicly on display on the West Coast, and will be the largest number of his works ever on view at a single venue. 

Beer, wine, and specialty craft cocktails will be available at our bars, located throughout the property — and if you want to complete your night with a supper in the historic Villa before you explore the exhibit, we're offering special dining options on November 4, December 2, December 21, December 23, January 6, January 12, January 26, February 16, February 24, and March 10.

Do you have kids? Bring them to one of our Family Nights on December 22, December 29, January 20, and February 17. On those evenings, we'll be offering additional activities for youth of all ages, including art-making, a scavenger hunt, and more. In addition, next Wednesday is Halloween at Munro! Wear your best costume and collect delicious candy treats as you roam the spooky grounds at night.

In addition, join us on Wednesday evenings from November through February for our first-ever artmaking after dark series, Munro Winter Nights—which features three Plein Air Noir classes and three sessions of Night Photography.

Standard tickets to see this spectacular exhibit are just $25 ($18 for children and seniors) with timed entry between 6-8:20pm. You don't want to miss it!

Hear from Bruce Munro
this Saturday

Bruce Munro in Conversation

In celebration of his West Coast premiere with our upcoming exhibition Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light, artist Bruce Munro will be our special guest in a conversation this Saturday, October 27 at 11am

Kelly Sicat, Director of our Sally & Don Lucas Artists Program, will lead the discussion as Munro shares his passion for light as a medium, the process by which he develops immersive light-based installations, and his goal of creating shared human experiences through his work. He will also talk about his love of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, a primary inspiration behind the Montalvo exhibition.

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from a celebrated artist and get unique insights into the exhibition before it opens to the public on Sunday.


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For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office: 

Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Carriage House Concerts Continue

Sponsor Info

With our biggest exhibition ever, Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light, opening this week, it's easy to overlook our other wonderful programs. But don't make that mistake, because you would miss out on some amazing Carriage House Concerts that are continuing through the spring.

Want to make your concert experience even more memorable? Donate to Montalvo today and you'll be entitled to some fabulous benefits: in addition to discounts on tickets (for $250-level donors & above), you'll be invited to special Donor Receptions prior to the Jim Messina concert coming up on November 1 and the Four Bitchin' Babes show next April 5, with free wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to mingle in the beautiful historic Villa.

Donors also receive waiting list priority, so you'll get first dibs if seats open up for sold out shows like Leo Kottke (November 5), The Ultimate Queen Celebration (November 15), David Benoit (December 16), or Steep Canyon Rangers (February 7).

To join, click the button below and choose your gift amount, or contact Membership Operations Manager Taylor Welty at

Photo Credits: Chris Hardy