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North Bay Museums gear up for Fall




The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents "Sonido Pirata: What You Need You Have to Borrow," running Sept. 17&–Jan. 1. The artists in this exhibition channel economic and cultural resistance through appropriated sounds and images, using video, music, performance, sculpture and installation. . . . The Bolinas Museum's annual fundraising exhibition ends with a Sept. 17 art auction. From Oct. 1&–Nov. 13, the Main Gallery explores the influence of the Spanish, "Californios Costeras: La Vida Espanola del Oeste Marin 1776-1876.". . . Manuel Neri, sculptor, painter, printmaker and member of the Bay Area figurative movement, will be honored in "Legends of the Bay Area: Manuel Neri," running Oct. 1&–Nov. 13 at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (above). . . . The Sonoma County Museum celebrates the significance of bikes of all stripes in Northern California with "Customized: The Art and History of the Bicycle," a multimedia exhibit running Sept. 24&–Feb. 5. The museum's annual Day of the Dead installation runs Oct. 4&–Nov. 4, with a central altar showcasing the lives and artistry of Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera and more. . . . "Discrepancy: Living Between War and Peace," offers visual surveys about daily life and its connection to 9-11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through Oct. 30 at the Napa Valley Museum.

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