Upcoming Exhibitions

In addition to rotating gallery displays of its renowned permanent collection of California Art and Photography, the Museum hosts a continually changing series of engaging loan and traveling exhibitions that allow our visitors the opportunity to experience the vast diversity of California Art, past, present and future. As public hours may be limited until the coronavirus pandemic has passed, these exhibitions will also frequently be accompanied by extensive virtual programming.

Francis McComas: Rediscovering California’s First Modernist

January 21 – April 4, 2021  An influential artist once rated “among the twenty best painters of the world,” Francis Mc Comas (1874 – 1938) is one of art history’s greatest lost treasures. While his name is less familiar than Pollock or Monet, there was […]

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Marc Trujillo: Fast Food

January 28 – April 18, 2021 In his brilliant and eye opening series Fast Food, artist Marc Trujillo looks at one of America’s most ubiquitous urban environments, the take-out franchise and its drive up windows. A Los Angeles resident, he resides in the heart of […]

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Color Duets: Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill

Thursday, May 13 – Sunday, October 10, 2021 In a redwood canyon down the Big Sur coast sits a small cabin. Each spring artists Kaffe Fassett and his niece Erin Lee Gafill share a stolen week sitting side by side at their easels to paint. […]

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Karen Halverson: Trees, Chairs, and Power Lines

September 16, 2021 – January 2, 2022 My love affair with California began when I was five. My mother, a war widow, took my siblings and me on a three-month road trip from Upstate New York to California. Somewhere deep inside, I filed away Kodak […]

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