Exhibition to examine 50 years of Gallery 9 in Los Altos

Founded in 1970 by a group of nine women artists, Gallery 9 is celebrating 50 years of its legacy at a new exhibition in Los Altos that opens this week.

Started as a cooperative, owned and operated by artists, Gallery 9 served as a gathering and learning space where artists could support and glean technique from others.

To honor that heritage, a new exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, opening this Thursday, January 30 and running through March 8, celebrates Gallery 9’s role in the Peninsula’s artistic culture.

“Gallery 9 offered a supportive atmosphere for artists—especially women artists—to grow, and for their work to be seen,” said Dr. Amy Ellison, curator of the new exhibition.

“Los Altos has long been a haven for artists, actively supporting public arts initiatives and arts education programs, and Gallery 9 is a vital part of our community,” Ellison continued.

An opening reception is set for February 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. and an opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their works is February 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Los Altos History Museum, which opened in 1977, is open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week. Admission is free.

For more information on the Gallery 9 exhibition, click here.