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Art Conservation

About the Boseker Fund

Since its inception, the Boseker Fund for Early California Art has allowed the museum to carry out conservation treatments on a number of paintings that were previously unfit for exhibition, bringing them back to their original splendor for their exhibition and for future generations to enjoy.

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The Story

The Bosekers

A Passion Project

The Bosekers’ interest in collecting early California art began shortly after their arrival to California. They purchased their first two paintings—Yosemite Falls, an 1885 work by Thomas Hill and High Sierra by William Keith—during a trip to San Francisco in 1969. Drawn to the natural beauty of the California landscapes depicted in the paintings, thus began what is today among the most substantial and important collections in this field.

“Ed and I both felt, and I still believe, that we are just caretakers of this art. It was here before us and will be here long after us. It is therefore our responsibility to take excellent care of it, and to always be willing to share it with others. This was my goal in establishing the Boseker Fund for Early California Art at Laguna Art Museum.”


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Gifts are 100% tax-deductible. Laguna Art Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Tax I.D. #33-0717157).

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Support Historical California Art

For More Information

To make a donation to the Boseker Fund or to learn more about other ways to contribute to the Laguna Art Museum, please email Genny Boccardo-Dubey or call 949.494.8971 x208.