Preserving Our Treasures
Collections care in the museum and at home
January 11 - March 2
A look behind the scenes at how we manage and care for our collection of historical treasures. Learn why we collect things for posterity, what we do to preserve the objects we collect, and how you can extend the life of your own treasures.
The Jean P. Jones Gallery
Our permanent exhibit Growing Pleasanton uses objects, images, and narrative to follow the history of this area and its peoples from the Ohlone tribes who first lived here to the suburban community of today's city. You can learn more about Growing Pleasanton here.
Kids are welcome to drop in and explore the Kid's Corner! The Kid's Corner is an exhibit area designed for preschool through early elementary ages with dress up, craft activities, books, old time games, and more. Activities change periodically throughout the year, so drop by and see what's new!
2024 Upcoming Exhibits
Imagination Expressed 2024
Pleasanton Art League at Museum on Main
March 14 - May 11
Join us again for our annual showcase of recent works by artists of Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley. Visitors can enjoy works produced in a wide variety of media including painting, watercolor, colored pencil, photography, printing, ceramics, painted porcelain, and jewelry.
Textures of Remembrance
Vietnamese artists and writers reflect on the Vietnamese diaspora
June 6 - October 5
April 30 is a date often remembered poignantly, especially by those of South Vietnamese descent; as well, it is a date that denotes new beginnings. On this date in 1975, North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, marking the end of the Vietnam War. Reflecting on this day from past to present through written words, visual creations, and audiovisual components, this interdisciplinary exhibit reveals an intimate perspective of the diasporic experience that has been gathered, created, collected and re-collected, and imagined and re-imagined since 1975.
Textures of Remembrance is presented by the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, Exhibit Envoy, and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.