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    Festival of Arts Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 7 - August 25, 2016

    Chocolate, wine, and all that jazz sweetens up the Festival of Arts this summer! On Thursday nights, indulge your senses at the Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate series. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced ...more


    Cinema Orange: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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

    September 9, 2016

    A documentary that follows Peggy Guggenheim, a colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she...more

    Creative Kids/Parents Night Out

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    September 9, 2016

    Advance Reservations Required by 2:00 p.m. on September 9

    Parents work hard and need a night off! Drop off your little ones to explore Kidseum. Please send your child with a...more

    Vitality of Line: Works by Nicolay Paskevich

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    July 23 - September 11, 2016

    Vitality of Line explores the works of internationally recognized artist Nicolay Paskevich. Acknowledged abroad for figurative pieces produced in the first half of the 20th...more

    Bridge to Expression

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    July 30 - September 11, 2016

    Bridge to Expression consists of dual exhibitions by Alzheimer’s Orange County and HOPE Center for the Arts.

    Lasting Impressions: Paintings and stories...more

    Quadroon

    Presented by CSUF Grand Central Art Center at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana

    July 2 - September 11, 2016

    Danielle Abrams is a performance and video-based artist who grew up in Queens, New York, with her Jewish mother and African-American father. Abrams’ parents raised her with their “double...more

    Super Powers Exhibit at Pretend City!

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

    July 13 - September 18, 2016

    BLAST OFF into summer with a KA-POW, BAM, and BOOM! Our Super Powers Exhibit is now open to the public and it's only going to be here until September! We’re inviting all superhero kids and...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

    A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California

    Presented by Irvine Museum, The at Irvine Museum, The, Irvine

    June 25 - October 6, 2016

    A SUMMER IDYLL: Picturesque Views of California is a glorious celebration of summer in the Golden State that combines works by California artists, contemporary and historic, painted...more

    Creative Kids/Parents Night Out

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    October 13, 2016

    Advance Reservations Required by 2:00 p.m. on October 13

    Parents work hard and need a night off! Drop off your little ones to explore Kidseum . Listen to stories and create art! Little...more

    Beall Family Day

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

    October 15, 2016

    Beall Center for Art + Technology

    712 Arts Plaza, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
    Irvine, CA  92697-2775-09

    The Beall Center produces two Family Days each year, which...more

    International Archaeology Day

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    October 15, 2016

    Celebrate International Archaeology Day with Kidseum by joining staff archaeologist Mr. Andy by participating in a simulated Native American Archaeology dig. Check out our abundance of real...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

    The Passion of Joan of Arc: Presented by George Sarah

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

    October 29, 2016

    Join us for an ecclectic evening of art, music and Film Noir at the Bowers Museum. We will be screening the 1928 silent film 'La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc' with a live score mix of...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

    Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends

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

    August 6 - December 4, 2016

    Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends offers an in-depth look at the last ten years of Bress’s practice. Bringing together his video, sculpture and works on paper for the first time,...more

    Li Hui: V

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

    August 6 - December 4, 2016

    LI HUI: V

    EXHIBITION AUGUST 6 - DECEMBER 4, 2016

    Beijing-based multimedia pioneer, Li Hui has established himself as one of the key members of the new generation of young Chinese...more

    The Pacific Project: Zheng Chongbin

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

    August 6 - December 4, 2016

    The fourth installment of The Pacific Project showcases a new video, Branches are Roots in the Sky (2016), by Shanghai/San Francisco artist Zheng Chongbin. In the video,...more

    After Before by Sharon Hayes

    Presented by UAG (University Arts Gallery) at University Art Gallery (UCI), Irvine

    October 1 - December 10, 2016

    Curated by Juli Carson

    The UAG is proud to present – for the second time – the inaugural exhibition of our Critical Aesthetics Program: Sharon Hayes’ After...more

    Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States

    Presented by Museum of Teaching & Learning at Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States will soon bring together the power and cultural influences of education in the United...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

    Teens! Volunteer with Kids!

    Presented by Environmental Nature Center at Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach

    December 21, 2016 - January 5, 2017

    Calling all high schoolers! Are you interested in volunteering, nature, or building your resume? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

    The Environmental Nature Center is...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

    Miss Hills of Laguna Beach

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

    October 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Anna Althea Hills: Art, Education, Community

    The landscape painter Anna Althea Hills (1882–1930) was one of the highly talented artists whose presence in the community helped put Laguna...more

    Masterpieces of California Art

    Presented by Irvine Museum, The at Irvine Museum, The, Irvine

    October 15, 2016 - January 19, 2017

    This exhibition is a display of some of the most celebrated works painted in California between 1890 and 1940, and combines works from the collection of The Irvine Museum, as well as...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

    Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    February 11 - May 7, 2017

    ADVANCE TICKETING COMING IN AUGUST

    For the only west coast appearance, Muzeo is proud to host Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. Dressing...more

    2017 California-Pacific Triennial

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

    May 6 - September 3, 2017

    The 2017 California-Pacific Triennial is the second triennial and a key component of the museum’s recently established Pacific Initiative with a focus on Pacific Rim contemporary art....more

    Downtown Santa Ana First Saturday Artwalk

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

    January 2, 2016 - December 2, 2017

    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, 2016 - December 7, 2017

    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

    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

    Antena (Jen Hofer and John Pluecker) and Jorge Galván Flores

    Presented by CSUF Grand Central Art Center at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana

    Ongoing

    Founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters, Antena is a collaborative dedicated to language...more

       

       

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