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    Art Access: Escondido and Rancho and Santa Fe

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    April 25, 2015

    Travel through the stunning landscape of California’s rural, urban, ocean, and park sceneries representing the Golden State as it was yesterday, is today, and will be in the future. Three exhibitions in one, Legacy of the Land is an unparalleled exhibition at the California Center for the Arts revisiting the state’s historic roots. The exhibition includes sections titled “Early Artists,” ...more


    Kindness Club – Social Skills & Mindfulness for Children

    Presented by Pretend City Children's Museum at Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

    April 3 - May 8, 2015

    Specifically for: Children 4-6 years old

    This 6-week series helps children explore compassion, self-awareness, and self-control. Each class will include a mindfulness...more

    Art and Garden Tour of Fox Pointe Manor

    Presented by Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation

    May 9, 2015

    Fox Pointe Manor (the private estate home of Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl), along with its magnificent and sweeping grounds, houses one of the most significant private art collections in the world,...more

    Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross

    Presented by Fullerton Museum Center at Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton

    April 17 - May 10, 2015

    Considered one of the greatest comic book illustrators of our time, Alex Ross has transformed the way readers envision the dynamic world within the pages of the comic book. Revolutionizing the...more

    Lecture Series: Disillusionment and Innovation: French Art at the End of the 19th Century

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 13, 2015

    Part 3: Paul Gauguin: Exotic Performances. Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian, Art in Context.

    Program subject to change.


    Distinguished Lecture: Adams, Curtis, and Weston: Photographers of the American West

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 16, 2015

    Presented by Arthur Ollman, Director Emeritus, School of Art, Design and Art History, San Diego State University, and Chairman, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography. Program subject to...more

    Cinema Italiano: La Vita Facile (The Perfect Life)

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 17, 2015

    Film in Italian with English subtitles. A successful Italian surgeon sets out for Kenya to escape his city life, but life catches up with him when he runs into some old friends. Sponsored by the...more

    Lecture Series: Disillusionment and Innovation: French Art at the End of the 19th Century

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 20, 2015

    Part 4: The World Beyond: The Art of Vincent van Gogh. Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian, Art in Context.

    Program subject to change.


    Spring Educator Open House

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 20, 2015

    Discover how the museum is an extension of your classroom and connects to Common Core standards. Tour the Adams, Curtis, and Weston: Photographers of the American West exhibition as well as the...more

    Misappropriations: New Acquisitions

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    April 8 - May 24, 2015

    This single gallery exhibition includes approximately two dozen contemporary artworks that share two common characteristics: they have been recently added to OCMA’s permanent collection in...more

    Lecture Series: Disillusionment and Innovation: French Art at the End of the 19th Century

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 27, 2015

    Part 5: Symbolist Retreat at the fin de siècle. Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian, Art in Context.

    Program subject to change.


    Art of Dining

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    May 30, 2015

    One of Orange County's most sought-after social events, OCMA's Art of Dining celebrates excellence in creativity, each year honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to...more

    Distinguished Lecture & Demonstration: The World of Qi Baishi

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 30, 2015

    Qi Jianxiong, established painter and grandson of the famous master of traditional Chinese painting, Qi Baishi, discusses his vibrant upbringing under the artistic edification of his father and...more

    Exhibition: Robert Henri’s California: Realism, Race, and Region, 1914-1925

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    February 22 - May 31, 2015

    While there are numerous studies of the artist’s peripatetic nature — recent exhibitions have considered his travels in Spain, Ireland, and France, as well as New York, Santa Fe, and...more

    Film: A Moveable Feast

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 31, 2015

    Benjamin Chi, Director of the Taiwan Academy and Taipei Economic & Culture Office in Los Angeles, introduces this award-winning comedy in which a master catering chef wants to pass the family...more

    Exhibition: in Barcelona: a portfolio of prints by eight Los Angeles artists

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    February 22 - May 31, 2015

    During 1988 and 1989, eight Los Angeles-based artists were each invited to spend two weeks in Barcelona and create colorful etchings and lithographs at the well-known print workshop...more

    Exhibition: California Printmakers, 1950-2000

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    February 22 - May 31, 2015

    Most of the leading California artists of the second half of the twentieth century, from Wayne Thiebaud to David Hockney and Ed Ruscha, were both painters and printmakers. Printmaking flourished...more

    Special Event: Film and Enchanting Evening Bazaar

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 31, 2015

    1:30 PM - Film: A Moveable Feast

    Benjamin Chi, Director of the Taiwan Academy and Taipei Economic & Culture Office in Los Angeles, introduces this award-winning...more

    Lecture Series: Disillusionment and Innovation: French Art at the End of the 19th Century

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 3, 2015

    Part 6: Art Nouveau and International Movements. Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian, Art in Context. Program subject to change.


    Discussion & Film: Great Screen Icon Series: Bullitt

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 4, 2015

    Dr. Michael Berlin hosts this Academy Award-winning crime thriller starring Steve McQueen as a maverick San Francisco cop. Program subject to change.


    Art for Lunch, California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present

    Presented by Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    June 4, 2015

    Join us for Art for Lunch on June 4th!  The Art Center provides desserts and drinks, all you need to bring is your lunch!  Spend time in the galleries enjoying the exhibition and...more

    Palette to Palate

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 12, 2015

    Orange County’s most anticipated art and fine dining experience
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    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Palette to Palate has become Orange County’s most...more

    Film: A Ripple of Hope

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 13, 2015

    This historical documentary film dramatically retells the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room, and poignantly retraces...more

    Lecture: Seeing Los Angeles in Art & Photography of the 1960s

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 13, 2015

    Dr. Cécile Whiting, Chancellor’s Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual Studies, UC Irvine, examines how artists and photographers together represented the city of Los...more

    Cinema Italiano: Solo un Padre (Just a Father)

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 14, 2015

    Film in Italian with English subtitles. An Italian comedy about a 30 year-old dermatologist whose life is turned upside down after the grievous loss of his wife during childbirth. Sponsored by the...more

    An Exclusive Evening with Bill Handel

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 14, 2015

    Back by popular demand, renowned KFI radio talk show host Bill Handel returns to celebrate the opening of “The 1968 Exhibit.” Special guest, guitarist and vocalist John York, formerly...more

    Native American Basket Weaving

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    April 15 - June 17, 2015

    Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving.
     


    Performance & Art Workshop

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 20, 2015

    1:30 PM, Performance: A Musical and Visual Encounter with China’s Modern Master: Qi Baishi

    Join us for a unique musical and artistic experience centered around our...more

    Lecture: Old Magic: Lives of the Desert Shamans

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 21, 2015

    Documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp presents his recent book which explores the ancient, world-wide practice of shamanism and draws on the lore of a dozen tribes, telling how the...more

    Timeless Melodies: The Times They Are A-Chagin’: The 1960s

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 25, 2015

    Larry Maurer explores this decade of contrasts, from The Beach Boys to Bobby Rydell, Bob Dylan to The Lovin’ Spoonful, and the Rolling Stones to Neil Sedaka. Program subject to change.


    Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series: Jumping Jack Flash: Celebrating the Rolling Stones

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    June 27, 2015

    Summer Series Kick-Off Concert

    Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of preservation and sustainability of Mission San Juan Capistrano,...more

    Lecture Series: Igniting Your Creativity and Your Healthy Brain

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 28, 2015

    Part 2: Flower Power, Brain Power = Feelin’ Groovy

    Presented by Dr. William R. Shankle, M.D., and guest artists Sandii Castleberry Daigh and John Penn, professional guitarists and...more

    Exhibition: Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

    April 11 - July 11, 2015

    Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master features over 40 of the artist's paintings, seal carvings and woodworks, all of which have never before been seen outside of China. These works exemplify...more

    Exhibition: Emerging Masters: Laguna College of Art + Design MFA exhibit

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 14 - July 12, 2015

    Laguna Art Museum hosts Laguna College of Art + Design‘s graduate MFA in Painting and Drawing exhibition June 14-July 12. On view in the museum’s lower level galleries, admission is...more

    Camp Kidseum Art & Archaeology

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    June 22 - August 14, 2015

    Join us as we travel around the world in 8 weeks! Our Summer Camp's weekly adventures will focus on Ancient cultures and introduce your children to the many diverse and exciting art and...more

    Exhibition: The 1968 Exhibit

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 14 - September 13, 2015

    The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this...more

    Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    April 18 - September 13, 2015

    Most Southern California families are unaware that grizzly bears ever roamed what has now become bustling cities like Irvine and Corona. The extinction of the California grizzly bear (Ursus...more

    Exhibition: Phil Dike: The Wave Series and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 28 - September 27, 2015

    From the Collection of Diane and E. Gene Crain

    In the 1960s, artist Phil Dike began to focus on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, the beach, and beach life. The E....more

    Exhibition: Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 28 - September 27, 2015

    Laguna Art Museum presents an in-depth look at the recent work of internationally-known artist Marcia Hafif. Coming on the heels of Hafif’s inclusion in the Hammer Museum’s Made in...more

    My Generation: Young Chinese Artists

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    June 27 - October 11, 2015

    My Generation: Young Chinese Artists is an extended look at the new generation of artists emerging in mainland China since 2000, the year that China opened wide its doors to international...more

    Exhibition: Adams, Curtis and Weston: Photographers of the American West

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 16 - November 29, 2015

    The lure of the American West has entranced many throughout the course of history. Ansel Adams, Edward S. Curtis and Edward Weston were held captive by its promise, beauty and peril. ...more

    Member Night at the Casa

    Presented by Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente

    January 24 - December 18, 2015

    Casa Romantica members can now enjoy exclusive admission to the Casa in the evenings in 2015. Enjoy the magic of the Casa at sunset with your friends, light music and refreshments on select...more

    Exhibition: Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    September 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    Bamboo is a quintessential part of Japanese culture, shaping the country's social, artistic, and spiritual landscape. Although bamboo is an abundant natural resource, it is a challenging...more

    Exhibition: The Red that Colored the World

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    October 31, 2015 - March 21, 2016

    Red, with its brilliant hue and broad cultural history, has inspired artists' imaginations and seduced viewers for millennia. Artists and dyers for centuries strived to find the color source...more

    South Wing of the Mission

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    Ongoing

    This new exhibit highlights the lives of the padres who lived in the South Wing of Mission San Juan Capistrano during the 18th century. The exhibit focuses on the founding and decline of the...more

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    Ongoing

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition from the Collection of Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine Museum

    Joan Irvine Smith
    Joan Irvine Smith
    Photo Courtesy of Carla...more

    Camp Kidseum: Junior Archaeology

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    Ongoing

    Imagine the thrill of discovering an ancient arrowhead created by a hunter hundreds or even thousands of years ago. What about interpreting ancient glass beads fabricated in Italy but found in...more

       

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