Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In Orange County

February 17, 2017 5:00 AM

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This spring, Orange County is presenting several impressive art exhibits. Take a journey back in time with some of Beethoven’s artifacts, examine the art of a world traveler and learn more about contemporary art at these installations.

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(credit: muzeo.org)


“Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion For Changing Times”
Muzeo
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-8936
www.muzeo.org
Dates: February 12, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Muzeo is proud to host the exhibit of “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion For Changing Times.” The exhibit, which highlights fashion from one of the most highly acclaimed TV shows in modern history, “Downton Abbey,” will showcase the costumes of the time period, as well as jewelry from the hit show too.

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)


“Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea”
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971
www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Dates: June 25, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Philip Latimer Dike (1906–1990) grew up in Redlands, California and studied art at Los Angeles’ Chouinard School of Art. While there, Dike met Millard Sheets, who would become a friend for life. The exhibit this Spring and Summer at the Laguna Art Museum will feature paintings in oil and watercolor from the 1920’s through the 1980’s by Dike. This versatile California artist created stunning artworks in a variety of media, including drawings, paintings, murals and prints.

Related: Best Contemporary Art Galleries In Orange County

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(credit: bowers.org)


“Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture Of The Interior”
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
www.bowers.org
Dates: June 24, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Known for designing more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were actually created, Frank Lloyd Wright is a famous figure in design and architecture. This Spring, head to the Bowers Museum to see their exhibit titled “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” which will show off the lesser-known aspects of his designs. It will look at furnishings and ornamentation of his respected and admired spaces, and feature high-quality reproduction drawings of interiors, furnishings, and home objects, which will offer a glimpse into Wright’s starting point of his ideas.

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)


“California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930”
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971
www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Date: October 15, 2017 – January 14, 2018

“California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930” is an exhibit which helps to explore how Mexico eventually became what we now know as California. After the war with Mexico from 1846 to 1848, lands that were once part of New Spain and then Mexico eventually changed hands and became America’s 31st state. Artists throughout this time documented this important transition in time with all types of art. The exhibit will juxtapose paintings with posters, prints, and some of the earliest movies made in Los Angeles to show how this image of California spread worldwide. Objects in the exhibit range from beautiful landscapes of Alta California and still life paintings featuring flowers, and other plants which showed off the state’s agricultural growth, to art by early modernists such as the Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

(credit: Bowers Museum/Facebook)

(credit: Bowers Museum/Facebook)


“Reel Art: Movie Posters From Ghana”
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
www.bowers.org
Dates: April 1, 2017 – June 2017

This Spring, guests at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana will get their chance to see cyborgs, ninjas and muscles shown on flour sack canvases as part of the exhibit known as “Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana.” The exhibit brings together a group of posters which were created to advertise films once available for rent throughout Ghana from an industrious group of traveling entrepreneurs. The exhibit will amaze visitors with many familiar celebrity faces and dramatic looks into B and C-list movies from the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Related: Best Art Museums In Orange County

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