Our final Chit-Chat Club, and last chance to become a Member for our Summer Concert Pre-Sale!

Added THU, MAY 3RD 2012

My Grandmother

May 25: Final Fridays with Mamoru Okuno,

and Beth Custer Ensemble presents My Grandmother

Join us on Friday, May 25, for two fantastic events featuring artists in residence at the Lucas Artists Residency Program!


Mamoru OkunoAt 6pm, visual & sound artist Mamoru Okuno will present his piece "etude for everyday life," along with other examples of his work. Okuno's "etudes" explore the art of the ordinary as he employs objects such as plastic wrap, hangers, ice, and instant noodles to generate a visual and musical experience. Final Fridays is FREE and open to the public!


At 8:30pm in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre, the Beth Custer Ensemble will perform a live original score to the silent film, My GrandmotherThis 1929 film, by Soviet Georgian director Kote Mikaberidze, is a satirical look at the Soviet state system and uses innovative early film techniques from puppetry to stop motion animation in order to tell its story. 


Beth Custer's original score is a quick-paced pastiche of jazz, blues, classical, and folk music. Listen to one of the tracks by visiting our page and clicking on the link below the photo! 


Tickets to this fantastic performance are $20 for general admission, $15 for Members, or $8 for students. Click here to purchase online today, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


A young artist works on a drawing Register today: 

Summer Arts Camps

begin June 11

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and time is running out to register for one of Montalvo's fantastic Summer Arts Camps!
This year, we are offering 30 Summer Camps that will educate your child about a variety of artistic disciplines in a fun and engaging way. Taught by top arts instructors from around the Bay Area, our camps encourage the creative process and give campers an opportunity to learn, have fun, and make new friends!
Some of these camps have already sold out, but many have space still available - including exciting new offerings like Circus Arts, Shadow Puppets & Performance, Meet the Masters: Surrealism,  Aboriginal & Prehistoric Art, and Step Up! African Music & Dance. There are many more camps to choose from, too - just click here to see a full list, or visit our UltraCamp page today to register. 




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Monthly Calendar



at a glance:


TODAY May 3, until 9pm!

Shopping Day at Whole Foods Market Los Gatos to benefit Montalvo


Sun, May 6, 3pm

Coulter/Philips Ensemble


Wed, May 9, 7pm

Chit-Chat Club: Undesigning Histories


Sun, May 13, 11:30, 12pm, 1pm

Mother's Day Brunch


Sun, May 20, 1pm

Historic Villa Tour


Fri, May 23, 6pm

Final Fridays with Mamoru Okuno


Fri, May 23, 8:30pm

Beth Custer Ensemble presents My Grandmother


Fri, June 1, 8pm

Fall in Love with Formosa



In the Project Space Gallery:

On view through May 13
Opening Sun, May 20


Join us next Wednesday

for the Chit-Chat Club:

"Undesigning Histories"

Neil Doshi and Scott Barry
Neil Doshi & Scott Barry of WOMEN


Join us on Wednesday, May 9, at 7pm, as Lucas Artists Residency Design Fellows WOMEN (the creative partnership of designers Scott Barry and Neil Doshi) and Montalvo's Associate Curator Donna Conwell will participate in our final Chit-Chat Club, entitled Undesigning Histories.


This FREE and lively discussion is related to the timeline exhibition O'Great Reverie: Montalvo 1912-2012, which is on view in the Project Space Gallery through May 13. The panel will address challenges they faced while organizing the show and explore greater issues in the world of design today. 


The conversation will take place in the Phelan Library in the historic Villa, and will be moderated by David Hisaya Asari, California College of Arts Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design. You can also join the discussion live online via Google+! Just visit our page and look for the Hangout invitation. 


Join the celebration June 10:

Wedding of the Century

Wedding of the Century

Come and raise your glass on Sunday, June 10, from 2-5pm, to toast the Wedding of the Century, a joyous garden party for couples who were married at Montalvo and who wish to renew their vows. Any couple (regardless of where they were married) is welcome to renew their vows on this grand centennial occasion!


The historic Villa will be decorated beautifully as you mingle with other guests, meet new friends, enjoy cake and champagne, and renew your vows in a group ceremony. Bring your family and friends, and get your photo taken in your best wedding or garden party attire! It is sure to be an unforgettable day. 


The celebration will include lovely floral arrangements, hors d'oeuvres, a wedding cake sampling from a variety of bakeries, a photo station where you can capture your memories from the day, and a nondenominational group vow renewal ceremony administered by Rev. William E. Swing.

Reserve your tickets ($100/couple, $50/single, $15/children aged 6-18, free for kids under 6) through the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday or online by clicking here. Hurry: the deadline to reserve is May 30!

Last chance to become a Member for the Summer Concert Pre-Sale

Our Summer Concerts will be announced and on sale next week - but if you'd like to be first in line for tickets, you need to be a Montalvo Member!
A special Pre-Sale from May 7-9 will give Members exclusive access to ticket purchases before the general public. Members receive other great benefits, too! Click here for more information and to join online, or call our Membership Department at 408-961-5849.





Montalvo Box Office:


Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

Camp Registration through UltraCamp