Join us for Mother's Day Brunch and more...

Added THU, MAR 26TH 2015

Treat your mom to
Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Be sure to invite your mom (and the rest of the family!) to join us on Sunday, May 10 for a wonderful tradition: Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at Montalvo!

This elegant daytime meal catered by Pat Smith's Extravaganza is the perfect way to celebrate mom in style.
Three seating times are offered: 11am inside the beautiful historic Villa; 11:45am outside in the stunning Spanish Courtyard; and 12:30pm on the veranda overlooking the Great Lawn.

Meals consist of a delicious lunch, tea or coffee, tasty desserts, and of course a champagne toast to mom! After brunch, take a walk around the property and enjoy the gorgeous gardens and Art on the Grounds.

Tickets are $70 per person ($35 for children); 25% of your ticket price is tax deductible. To purchase, click below or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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March 26, 2015

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Bluegrass & more
with Nell Robinson

Nell Robinson & Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Hailed as “a modern-day Patsy Cline,” Nell Robinson is one of the freshest performers on the folk & bluegrass scene today. Join us this Saturday, March 28, at 8pm for a special night of her show The Rose of No-Man's Land.

Robinson's southern heritage and passion for Americana come together this musical telling of her family’s military service from the Revolutionary War to the present day, with support from an all-star lineup including Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Doe, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

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or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858
10am-4pm Monday-Friday 


Get excited about art:
Open Access this Friday

Open Access: A Toast to the Residency

Join this Friday, March 27, at 6pm for Open Access: we will raise a glass to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program and the 75 years since Montalvo opened its original residency! Together, we'll enjoy food, drinks, and an engaging evening with our resident artists:

  • Visit the painting studios of Swiss artist Nicole Schmoelzer and New York-based Philip Portoghese as they share their work. NOTE: Their studios will also be open through the weekend (11am-4pm) with some of their beautiful paintings for sale!
  • Hear a live musical performance by composer & vocalist Haleh Abghari.
  • Take a tour of our exhibition Possibilities of Paper with our curator Donna Conwell in the Project Space Gallery.
  • Check out the latest development of Chris Loomis’s commissioned Seating Element in the Italianate Garden, which is being carved out of a felled eucalyptus from Montalvo’s property.

More participating resident artists include visual artist Dionicio Mendoza, poet Heather Smith, choreographer Nehara Kalev, and culinary artist Jessica Theroux. 

Tickets are just $10*. Click below to purchase today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday!

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*Open Access is free for Montalvo members: Just call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 to RSVP.


at a glance:

Fri, March 27, 6pm
Open Access: Toast to the Residency 

Sat, March 28, 8pm

Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man's Land with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Doe, & Maxine Hong Kingston 

Fri, April 3, 8pm
Masters of Soul  

Sun, April 12, 11am & 1pm
Gruffalo's Child 

Sun, April 12, 3pm
Saint Michael Trio: Diagnosing Schumann 

Sat, April 18, 11am-4pm

ArtSplash Community Celebration 

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours





Project Space Gallery thru May 31
Possibilities of Paper: Select Works by Lucas Artists Fellows (2005-2015)


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