Visitors to The Hess Art Museum sometimes notice our hygrothermograph in The West Gallery. It simultaneously measures relative humidity and ambient temperature within the gallery. Static pen tips and a rotating drum create a 7-day chart.
The humidity arm is controlled by strands of human hair which expand and contract with humidity (like how your hair tends to curl up when it rains).
The temperature arm is attached to a calibrated spring that expands and contracts with the temperature. Readings from these machines are remarkably accurate.
The unique and unexpected corners of the Hess Art Museum are the highlight of many of our experiences. We’d love to host you for a vist – plan a trip today.
Sustainability News & Update
Since 1978, sustainability has been at the heart of our mission. Dedication to the land is a founding principle of our winery and we continue to honor it today. We’re also committed to pushing boundaries. Our Estate vineyards and winery facilities have long been certified sustainable through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance — and as […]
Artist Spotlight – Andy Goldsworthy
British artist Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire, England and raised in Yorkshire. Throughout his career, most of Goldsworthy’s work has been made in the open air, in diverse locations throughout the world. The materials he uses are those to hand in the remote locations he visits: twigs, leaves, stones, snow and ice, reeds and […]