Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In OC

February 17, 2014 5:00 AM

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Bowers Museum
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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)


Con Safos (With Respect): The Art And Culture Of Urban Chirography
Muzeo
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-8936
www.muzeo.org
Date: Through April 4, 2014

Go behind the scenes and learn more about the progression of Cholo art and culture at “Con Safos (With Respect): The Art and Culture of Urban Chirography.” The installation displays a mixture of relics, drawings and photography that pays tribute to the advancement of this urban artistic style. Visitors can study how the group’s way of life inspired the creativity of Cholos in Southern California and celebrate the pervasive presence of this art form. The exhibit provides a unique illustrationof street art transformed to gallery art for an ultimate exploration of ingenuity.

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)


Travels With Millard Sheets, 1950-1986
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971
www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Date: Through June 1, 2014

If you are feeling the need for travel and adventure, then look no further. “Travels With Millard Sheets, 1950-1986″ will take you on a memorable journey to Turkey, France, China, Hawaii, Egypt and New Zealand — just to name a few. You can examine the evolution of Millard Sheets’ paintings as he traveled the world as a United States ambassador of the arts. In addition to creating his own art, as an ambassador, he was able to teach painting internationally. After taking a journey with Sheets, you are sure to leave the installation inspired.

Related: Best Contemporary Art Galleries In Orange County

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(credit: bowers.org)


Beethoven: The Late Great
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
www.bowers.org
Date: Through May 18, 2014

“Beethoven: The Late Great” is presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County in celebration of the organization’s 60th anniversary and showcases interesting artifacts from the musical legend’s life. Visitors can explore Beethoven’s manuscripts, view a diary of daily accounts experienced by his maid, watch documentaries about him and even see locks of his hair. Additionally, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County will be hosting an array of concerts as part of the “Beethoven: The Late Great” tribute. Be sure to check out the concert dates here.

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)


Ex•pose: Dana Harel
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971
www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Date: Feb. 23 to June 1, 2014

For a profound artistic experience, be sure to visit “Ex•pose: Dana Harel.” This art series, in which she titled “Between Dreams and Nightmares,” shares her multi-faceted experiences of being an Israeli soldier and having family members in the military. Her art represents the array of human emotions experienced during military survival through warped images and contrasting shadows. The difficulties of existing during and after war are highlighted in this intimate exhibit.

(credit: Bowers Museum/Facebook)

(credit: Bowers Museum/Facebook)


Chuck Jones: Drawn From The Far Side
Bowers Museum
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600
www.bowers.org
Date:April 26 to Aug. 3, 2014

“Chuck Jones: Drawn From the Far Side” celebrates the late, renowned director Chuck Jones. As a seasoned professional who worked in the entertainment industry for about 70 years, Jones is known for his animation work on various cartoon classics. This exhibit, derived from his wife’s private collection, gives visitors the opportunity to explore several of his drawings that have not been shown to the public before and are “from the far side.” You are sure to see Jones’ love for art in this collection of more than 50 drawings. Come and see the man who created the great Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons you grew up watching.

Related: Best Art Museums In Orange County

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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