MCD Special Curator Walk-Through: Linda Gass + The Bay Trail
February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Step out from the exhibition and straight into the subject matter with this Special Curator Walk-Through, exploring beauty and sea level rise along the Dogpatch Bay Trail!
Begin the afternoon with an artist-led walk-through of Linda Gass: and then this happened… Bay Area multimedia artist Linda Gass creates stitched paintings and works in glass to question the relationship between humans and their environment. Informed and inspired by her extensive research on the impact of changing waterways, sea-level rise, fire and drought in California and the American West, Gass’s work uses beauty to shed light on difficult issues.
Next, join Linda and naturalist and Bay Trail board member Corinne DeBra for a 1.25 mile walk to explore the bay shoreline adjacent to the Bay Trail in Dogpatch. Participants will walk from the museum to Warm Water Cove Park and a Coastal Access Point near the museum to learn more about the Bay Trail, observe the beauty of the Bay and to discuss the impacts of sea level rise on wildlife and humans.
There will be ample time to ask questions, enjoy sweeping views of the bay, and take photographs. Visitors will also receive a handout with additional information about the Bay Trail and other areas of interest you may explore on your own.
$8 general admission
Museum members FREE
Limited space available
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- The walk will take place on a combination of paved and unpaved, mostly level, surfaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Weather on the bay can be unpredictable: dress in layers, bring a lightwindproof jacket, sunhat, sunglasses and a water bottle. In case of rain, bring a hooded rain jacket (no umbrellas please) – only heavy rain cancels the event.
- Please see Museum recommendations for where to park and/or public transportation options.
Corinne DeBra is a photographer, writer and science educator who has had led a variety of walks on the San Francisco Bay Trail —including nature and bird walks, natural history walks, art, culture and chocolate walks, and dawn meditation and photo walks. She serves on the Bay Trail board and has walked around San Francisco Bay twice, and has also done extensive walk “research” on other bay trails. Corinne is a science educator for the Junior Museum & Zoo and part-time naturalist for the City of Palo Alto. She leads free nature walks for adults, families and other groups almost every Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Center, in Palo Alto, CA.