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    “A Touch of Africa in Anaheim” with Da’ African Village

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    April 30 - May 29, 2016

    The mission of Da’ African Village is to foster the cultural exchange between Africa and the world, as well as develop sustainable communities by way of commerce, community involvement, musical performances and education. Founder Serigne “Mara” Diakhate is a native of Dakar, Senegal. Educating others by equipping them with the knowledge of the history, culture and language of West Africa is a part of his ...more


    Ceramics from Esperanza High School

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    May 7 - June 4, 2016

    Ceramic artwork created by the following students from Esperanza High School:

    Alyssa Whisler, Andrew Perez, Ashley Do, Christian Davis, Stephany Jaramillo, Manual Renteria, Maria Perez...more

    xTxMe

    Presented by Orange County Center for Contemporary Art at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana

    May 7 - June 4, 2016

    Opening Reception

    Featured Artists:  Eva Andry, Victoria Ayres, Mariona Barkus, Joseph Begnaud, Gar Benedick, Richard Bohn, Chuka Susan Chesney, Erik Deerly, Ludmil Dimitrov, Carolyn...more

    Collections Open House: Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society

    Presented by Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society at Dr. Willella Howe-House and Medical Museum, Santa Ana

    June 4, 2016

    Tour the beautifully restored 1889 Victorian Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum. As you enjoy this historic home, once the residence and medical office of one of Orange County’s...more

    Palette to Palate

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

    June 10, 2016

    Laguna Art Museum is proud to celebrate the 11th year of Palette to Palate, an extraordinary evening of fine art, intimate dining, and elegant wines. This much anticipated event showcases the...more

    Bikes & Bombers

    Presented by Lyon Air Museum at Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

    June 11, 2016

    The event kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00AM featuring cruisers, sport bikes, customs and vintage motorcycles. Lyon Air Museum will accept people’s choice bike show entrants from 9:00 AM...more

    Art Gallery Exhibit Opening: “Hang Ten”

    Presented by Roger's Gardens at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar

    June 11, 2016

    California in its diversity is defined in many ways. One of the most popular is our surf culture. Plein air painters capture the essence of the moment with the use of light and color creating the...more

    tXtMe

    Presented by Orange County Center for Contemporary Art at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana

    May 7 - June 11, 2016

    Opening reception for tXtMe.

    http://www.occca.org/CALL-FOR-ART.html

    Featured Artists: 

    Eva Andry, Victoria Ayres, Mariona Barkus, Joseph Begnaud, Gar Benedick, Richard...more

    Free Family Day

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

    June 12, 2016

    Enjoy a fun filled day at the museum focusing on movement and dance with special Marilyn Minter-inspired dance performance and workshops by Boroka Nagy and Re:borN Dance Interactive, and more.


    Contemporary Cuban Prints - Gallery Opening Reception

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    June 23, 2016

    Former Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Director Adolfo V. Nodal curates an exhibition of contemporary prints by Cuban artists. Nodal is Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Cuba Tours and Travel. -...more

    Malcolm Warner: Laughter In The Museum

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

    June 23, 2016

    Cartoons about people looking at art, a 150-year history, with the museum’s executive director

    Art museums have been a happy hunting-ground for cartoonists since the advent of...more

    Summer Solstice Festival

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    June 26, 2016

    Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food booths provided by the Rotary Club of Fullerton’s Young Professionals Club (RYPEN), craft beer and plenty of activities. Enjoy an...more

    Art, Food, and Appetite: A Conversation with Jenni Sorking and Alison Pearlman

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

    June 26, 2016

    Tastings available for purchase.

    Inspired by Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty, acclaimed critics and art historians discuss Marilyn Minter's art relative to feminism, sensuality,...more

    Thirsty Thursdays presents Jazz, Martinis & Mummies!

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

    July 7, 2016

    In the galleries:

    • Explore with full access to Mummies of the World: The Exhibition* and Bowers' permanent collection galleries (*included within the Thirsty Thursday admission...more

    Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

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

    April 2 - July 10, 2016

    For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and...more

    The Pacific Project: Yuki Kihara

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

    May 18 - July 10, 2016

    For the third installment of The Pacific Project video art series, OCMA is showcasing the work of New Zealand video artist Yuki Kihara in a U.S. debut of her recent work. Yuki...more

    We Were Here: Absence of the Figure

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

    May 18 - July 10, 2016

    Highlighting works from the Orange County Museum of Art’s permanent collection, with a focus on recent acquisitions, We Were Here explores the persistence of the human presence in...more

    LCAD Emerging Masters 2

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 18 - July 17, 2016

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announces its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition, Emerging Masters 2. The exhibition features the works of candidates from LCAD’s MFA...more

    Emerging Masters 2016

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum and Laguna College of Art and Design at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 9 - July 17, 2016

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), in collaboration with Laguna Art Museum, is proud to present Emerging Masters 2016, a diverse and impressive exhibition featuring works by recent graduates...more

    Contemporary Cuban Prints - Gallery Tour

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    August 11, 2016

    Former Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Director Adolfo V. Nodal curates an exhibition of contemporary prints by Cuban artists. Nodal is Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Cuba Tours and Travel. -...more

    Summer Academies in the Arts

    Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine

    June 27 - August 12, 2016

    The Summer Academies in the Arts are intensive courses that explore the arts and enhance 21st century...more

    Once Upon a Time...Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    April 16 - August 28, 2016

    Once Upon a Time... Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is a unique and educational exhibit focusing on the power and significance of fairy tales throughout history and from around the...more

    Gallery Opening Reception: Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    September 1, 2016

    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many...more

    Mummies of the World

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

    March 19 - September 5, 2016

    Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes...more

    Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist

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

    June 26 - September 25, 2016

    Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing a comprehensive exhibition of the work of the Los Angeles artist Peter Krasnow (1886–1979).

    Born in Ukraine, Krasnow immigrated to the United...more

    The Wave Portfolio: Photographs by Anthony Friedkin

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

    June 26 - September 25, 2016

    Renowned California photographer Anthony Friedkin made the twenty black-and-white photographs of his Wave Portfolio between 1977 and 2006, printing them in his own darkroom in Santa Monica. They...more

    Muckenthaler Gala & Arts Legacy Award

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    September 30, 2016

    Enjoy dinner and live entertainment by celebrity guests under the stars! During the evening, the 2016 Dr. James Young Arts Legacy Award will be presented to Lois Ellyn—ballerina, choreographer...more

    Gallery Opening: Defining Ourselves A Matriarchy of Artists

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 6, 2016

    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many...more

    Tomorrow's Stars

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 20, 2016

    Join us as we partner with the Fullerton School District in search of tomorrow’s stars from their talented student body. This America’s Got Talent style of program introduces...more

    Gallery Opening Reception: Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibit

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    November 3, 2016

    Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school...more

    American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art through the Eye of Duncan Phillips

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

    August 6 - November 6, 2016

    This exhibition, organized by The Phillips Collection, presents a thematic journey that reveals the breadth of America’s modernist vision, beginning with the great American art heroes of the...more

    Day of the Dead Festival

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    November 6, 2016

    We present Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 700 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and...more

    Gallery Opening: Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    December 1, 2016

    Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school...more

    Downtown Santa Ana First Saturday Artwalk

    Presented by Santa Ana Arts District at Santa Ana Arts District, Santa Ana

    January 2 - December 3, 2016

    Since 1999, the “First Saturday” Artwalk in Downtown Santa Ana has been an epicenter of creativity, expression and inspiration for artists, art enthusiasts and those who simply want to engage...more

    First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach

    Presented by First Thursdays Art Walk at Laguna Beach Arts District, Laguna Beach

    January 7 - December 8, 2016

    The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates...more

    Holiday Festival

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    December 18, 2016

    The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive...more

    Kristin Leachman: Xylem Rays

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

    October 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Fascinated by patterns, textures, and the seemingly chance imagery that can emerge from them, Kristin Leachman bases her latest series of paintings on the tissue that transports water from the...more

    Virgin of Guadalupe: Images in Colonial Mexico

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

    October 8, 2016 - January 29, 2017

    In the year 1531 at a sacred location known as Tepeyac Hill near today’s Mexico City, the report of one man’s vision of the Virgin Mary sparked a phenomenon of religious fervor like no...more

    Pop Art Design

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

    January 7 - April 2, 2017

    Pop Art is one of the most influential art movements since 1945 with a fundamental element of dialogue between design and art. Pop Art Design is the first comprehensive exhibition...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

    Little Picassos

    Presented by The Children's Museum at La Habra at Children's Museum at La Habra, La Habra

    Ongoing

    Make a "paint" date every Wednesday at the Museum for lots of messy time exploring color and texture! There are easels, washable paints, brushes and paint smocks ready for little artists...more

    California Bounty - Image and Identity 1850-1930

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

    Ongoing

    California Bounty is the first curatorial interpretation of the museum’s distinguished painting collection since 1994.

    VIEWERS WILL TAKE A RAMBLING JOURNEY THROUGH CALIFORNIA’S VISUAL...more

       

       

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