The Foster Museum

  • Address:
    940 Commercial Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94303



The Foster has reopened to the public by appointment on Sundays and Tuesdays-Fridays. Take a break and experience beautiful art and inspiring journeys.

What is The Foster?

The Foster houses the permanent collection of the Foster Art & Wilderness Foundation. The foundation was established to preserve, and keep intact, Tony Foster’s watercolor journey paintings as a whole work of art. The Foster also serves as a venue for art, wilderness, educational and community programs and events.

Who is Tony Foster?

Artist-Explorer Tony Foster is a plein air artist who lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Since 1982, Tony has created a series of watercolor journeys in the world’s great wildernesses. Currently, Foster is working on his 17th journey.

Our 14,000 square foot museum also serves as a venue available for use by selected community groups.

Business Continuity
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Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
  • Description Surround your guests with the beauty of the natural world with Tony Foster’s breathtaking watercolor landscapes. The Foster Museum rents space for events such as meetings, presentations, speaker series, corporate evening affairs, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and social and cultural events. Mission-aligned non-profits are encouraged to reach out for availability.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 14,000
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Space Notes The Foster Museum can host several set-ups such as Lecture-Style, Cocktail Reception, Board Meeting, Open House and Sit Down Dinner. The 14,000 sq. ft. facility was recently transformed into a LEED Silver certified building, with new heating, ventilation and cooling systems, new lighting and electrical systems and interiors. A preferred catering list is available and self-catering is an option. Reach out to with any questions.
  • Theatre Capacity 120
  • Outdoor Capacity 0
  • WiFi true
  • Banquet Capacity 70
  • Number of Rooms 5