Christo, The Umbrellas, Joint Project for Japan and USA, 1991 (YELLOW). Collage with pencil, yellow enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, crayon, charcoal, ballpoint pen, and tape, 14 x 11 inches. The Tom Golden Collection, Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, 2001.51.8.

A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Selections from the Tom Golden Collection

May 22 – September 5, 2021

The Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, California, is home to one of the largest collections in the nation of works by environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.  The collection was donated in 2001 to the Museum by local art collector Tom Golden, who spent many years working closely with the artists to help realize several of their epic projects.

The Tom Golden Collection surveys the extraordinary career of Christo and Jeanne-Claude through collages, prints, photographs, drawings and objects. Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Sonoma County —the most extensive private collection in the United States—the exhibition spans 37 years of the artists’ career.

The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.