The exhibit will also showcase artifacts, books and letters from the Cats Estate and Wood family and rarely seen photographs of the Cats Estate, according to exhibit organizers.
In 1924, C.E.S. Wood and Bard Field built an estate in the hills above Los Gatos.
75-acre estate, dubbed “the Cats” after the 8-foot cat sculptures that
graced the front entrance, served as a creative retreat and home for
Wood and Field until the mid-1950s.
American Bohemia explores their storied lives. Wood and Field were acclaimed literary figures and
intellectuals, and their home, which became a gathering place for some
of America’s most significant artists and writers including Robinson
Jeffers, Ansel Adams, John Steinbeck, Ralph Stackpole, and Lincoln
Steffens, according to the exhibit description.
The exhibit's opening reception is at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the museum, with the film screening ofC.E.S. Wood.following at 5:30 p.m. at the former Los Gatos Library, 110 E. Main St.
The film is an Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary produced by Oregon filmmakers John deGraaf and Laurence Cotton.