AMERICAN BOHEMIA: THE CATS ESTATE IN LOS GATOS
October 19, 2013-April 20, 2014
In 1924, writer and lawyer C.E.S. Wood and poet and suffragist Sara Bard Field built an estate in the hills above Los Gatos. This now 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 the storied lives of Wood and Field, 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.