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.

Current Exhibitions


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

DianaDiana: Legacy of a Princess – Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

One of the most beloved icons of this or any age, Princess Diana gets her due at a spectacular new exhibit aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Diana: Legacy of a Princess brings together thousands of priceless artifacts, including a large display dedicated to her spectacular gowns, along with cherished mementos, wedding items, voice recordings and more, that present a very personal reflection of her unmatched grace and groundbreaking style. Showcased over 13,000 feet of the Sun Deck Gallery, this multimillion-dollar collection also features a look at the royal family itself, along with Diana’s own family legacy as it lives on through Princes William and Harry.



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 carRed 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

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