Free! Free Thursdays (3 pm-8pm) & Fridays (all day) at the Long Beach Museum of Art – 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
Free! First Fridays Downtown Fullerton Art Walk (6 pm-10 pm) – Fullerton Museum Plaza, 301 N. Pomona Ave, Fullerton
Free! First Saturdays Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk – Santa Ana Arts District, 207 North Broadway, Santa Ana
Free! Free Second Sundays at OCMA – Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach
Free! Target Free Sundays at Museum of Latin American Art – 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach
Free! Target Free one designated Sunday each month- Children’s Museum of La Harba – 301 S. Euclid St., La Harba
Some of the CURRENT exhibits:
PaperWorks Refolded – Brea Gallery, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea
Through September 14, 2018
PaperWorks Refolded is a second in-depth exploration of the potential of paper and the beauty of this underrated material. Artists from all over have been invited to display their skill at folding, tearing, cutting, and crafting to fill the Gallery with tactile, inspiring paper works. Featuring origami, papercuts, collage, book arts, and everything in between, this exhibit is bound to change the perception of paper as just a writing surface. Interactive origami and collage projects in the exhibit allow visitors to make their very own works of art.
Exhibiting Artists: David Adey, James Allen, Alexis Arnold, Aimee Baldwin, Doug Beube, David Dunleavy, Kiyomi Fukui, Margaret Griffith, Adrienne Heloise, Beth Johnson, Kiel Johnson, Jessie Laura, Bhavna Mehta, Jared Needle, Chris Param, Nikki Rosato, Brian Singer, Leigh Suggs, Camilla Taylor, and JUDiTH+ROLFE.
Admission $3; Free for Brea residents and children under 12.
Drawing On The Past: Works on Paper – The Irvine Museum Collection, 18881 Von Karman Ave. Suite 100, Irvine
Through October 4, 2018
Drawing on the Past is a remarkable display of drawings, pastels, watercolors and etchings by California artists dating as far back as the 1880s. Many of the drawings on display were produced when these artists were art students in Europe in the late nineteenth century. The traditional academic method of art instruction required the student to study drawing for the first two years of their study before getting instruction on using paint and color. These classes would progress from drawing objects to eventually drawing the human figure.
Free! All Media 2018 – Irvine Fine Arts Center, Heritage Community Park, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine
Through October 27, 2018
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the annual juried All Mediaexhibition. This year, the exhibition will be juried by Dave Barton, the arts writer for OC Weekly. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is a community venue that presents exhibitions designed to expand awareness, understanding and sensitivity to art, and provide an exploratory and educational viewing experience for diverse audiences.
Mystery From The Tomb: The Face Beneath The Mask – Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
This exhibition explores a hidden phenomenon right inside of an Egyptian mummy mask! During the mask’s first inspection at the museum, a photograph of the interior revealed the distinct impression of a human face. Help us as we investigate deeper into the mystery of how this extraordinary mask came to be by looking at its interior yourself. Are we staring into the face of an Egyptian who was mummified approximately 2,000 years ago? Or are things not what they seem?
Tickets: $10-$15, Children Under 12-free
Sea of Adventure – Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, Newport Beach
An interactive exhibit about man’s relationship and romance with the sea. “Sea of Adventure” comprises three sections that examine the past, present and future of nautical exploration. Original murals, ship models, interactive panels and an image of world champion pro skimboarder Paolo Prietto will be on view.
Tickets: Adult (13+): $4.00; Youth (4-12): $2.00; Children 3 and under: Free
Red Car Museum in Seal Beach – Main, Seal Beach
SEAL BEACH – Red Car Museum is open. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit the past with a look at this historic rail car that used to drive between Los Angeles and Seal Beach daily. Transformed into a museum with videos, pictures and a great collection of memorabilia, it is well worth a stop and look. Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays, the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach.
Location: Electric Avenue near Main St., next to Mary Wilson Library.
Call: (562) 683-1874. Corner of Main & Electric Seal Beach, CA 90470
See more exhibits on the websites of the local museums:
The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana
OC Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach
Discovery Science Center, 2500 N Main St., Santa Ana
Laguna Museum of Art, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
Gray Matter Museum of Art, 485 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa
Long Beach Museum of Art – 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
Norton Simon Museum of Art, 411 W Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, 7850 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista
Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano
Armand Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Wy, Los Feliz
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA
LA Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., LA
The MUZEO Museum, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim
The Nethercutt Collection, 15200 Bledsoe St., Sylmar
Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Ponoma Ave, Fullerton
The Muckenthale Museum, 1201B West Malvern Ave, Fullerton
Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 600 East Bay Ave, Newport Beach
Heritage Museum of Orange County, 3101 West Harvard, Santa Ana
The Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 South Euclid St., La Habra
More museums in Orange County: