The Ren Brown Collection

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The Ren Brown Collection. Photo courtesy of Ren Brown.

The Ren Brown Collection

Ren Brown
September 24, 2022
11:00 a.m.
1781 N. Highway One, Bodega Bay
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members. Advance registration must be received by SAA by Sept. 17, 2022.

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Join Society members for a visit to the Ren Brown Gallery, located in the charming town of Bodega Bay. Attendees will have an opportunity to see Ren’s eclectic collection and the wonderful artifacts he has collected through the years. We will view his current exhibit, Expressions in Clay.

The Ren Brown Collection opened in 1990. The primary focus has always been contemporary Japanese prints. Also shown are works by northern California printmakers. The gallery also has tansu chests and antiques as well as ceramics and jewelry by local artists.

After the visit, attendees can choose to join an optional no-host lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Ren Brown is a third-generation Japanophile. His grandfather went to Japan as a missionary in 1900, where his mother was born. His father was a Japanese history professor at UC Berkeley. Ren organized his first print exhibition when he was an undergraduate at Swarthmore College.

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