Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Sep. 21, 2024 - Nov. 10, 2019

500 Palm Drive
Novato, 94949
PHONE 415-506-0137


Exhibit: September 21 – November 10, 2019
Opening Reception: September 21, 5pm-8pm

Experience this stunning exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy. In its first U.S. appearance, the collection showcases the work of young mosaic artists who redefine the ancient tradition of mosaic art with innovative methods and materials. Curator Guglielmo Zanette explains: “50 FACES is a unique blend of art, technique, tradition and culture. It is an exquisite innovation in the contemporary art scene.” These compelling artworks use a variety of media including bone, shells, metal and fiber, which are artfully combined with the traditional mosaic material of marble and smalto. Viewers will delight in the expressive personality and character captured in each of these mosaic portraits.

The 50 FACES collection includes Northern California luminaries Robin Williams, Carlos Santana, Sean Penn and Steve Jobs. There are icons of art, culture and music including Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, J.M. Basquiat and Jimi Hendrix. Viewers will marvel at celebrity super-heros like Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. and actors like Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The exhibit is on view September 21 through November 10, 2019, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 21, 5pm-8pm. Enjoy live music on the lawn, food, libations and kids free chalk-painting activities.

Exhibit Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 70+ and students 18-21. Free for members. Docent tours every Thursday and Saturday from September 26 through November 9.

Presenting sponsor: Carson Wealth

Additional support provided by: The Italian Film Festival of Marin, Fenwick Foundation, Milagro Foundation, Fogolar Furlan Nord California, Robin Eber, Dimensions In Travel, Servino Ristorante, Cristoforo Colombo Club of Marin.

Media Sponsor: MarinARTS

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