(credit: lagunaartmuseum.org)

This fall, experience art and culture at some of Orange County’s best art exhibits highlighted below. These exhibits showcase art in a variety of mediums including jewelry, film, photography, paintings, drawings and records, examining several influential artists. So, to get your art fix this fall, be sure to check out these exhibits.

Resonating Fields: Photography by Lois Greenfield” 
Muzeo Museum
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-8936


“Resonating Fields: Photography by Lois Greenfield” will be showcased through October 31st at the Muzeo Museum. This fascinating photography exhibit illustrates the aptitude of the human body in black and white intricate images. Greenfield presents transcendent images in each picture that can collectively be viewed as one image. The price for admission is $9 for children and $13 for adults.

“Read My Pins: the Madeline Albright Collection”
Bowers Museum 
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600

“Read My Pins: the Madeline Albright Collection” will be displayed in Bowers Museum from October 20th until January 13th, 2013 and highlights the powerful messages conveyed in an array of pins worn by Madeline Albright, the first woman to hold the position of U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001) and America’s ambassador to the United Nations (1993-1997). Albright regularly wore brooches to express her thoughts and feelings after discovering that jewelry could be used to successfully convey messages concerning foreign policy. Eventually, the pins became her diplomatic signature. Click here for information concerning price of admission.

West Coast Drawing Group
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N. Sycamore St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 667-1517

West Coast Drawing group will be featuring its artwork at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) through September 29th. This group of top-notch west coast artists will display their drawings and “show that drawing, in all its diversity, is an end, not just a means, as valid an art form as oil on canvas, fresco on walls, carved marble, or contemporary quirks” (westcoastdrawing.com). OCCCA hosted an opening reception for this exhibit on September 1st but it will be on display through September 29th. OCCCA admission is free, but special events may have a donation fee.

“Modern Spirit and the Group of Eight”
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971

Laguna Art Museum is showcasing “Modern Spirit and the Group of Eight” through October 7th. This exhibit features the unique artwork developed by eight influential Los Angeles artists in the 1920s including Mabel Alvarez, Clarence Hinkle, Henri De Kruif, John Hubbard Rich, Donna Schuster, E. Roscoe Shrader, Edouard Vysekal and Luvena Buchanan Vysekal. Instead of conforming to the common trend of painting plein-air landscapes, these artists exercised their creative freedom by painting figural works, still lifes and genre scenes. For audio tours on YouTube, click here, and for information concerning hours and price of admission go to the website.

“Jack Goldstein X 10,000”
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-1122

Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) will feature the exhibit, “Jack Goldstein X 10,000” until September 9th. This exhibit will illustrate the work of Jack Goldstein, a prominent influential figure in Postmodern Art. Goldstein’s films, paintings and records (a listening station will be provided as well) will be showcased. The price for adults is $12 whereas students with valid I.D. and seniors (over 65 years of age) can purchase a ticket for $10. Children under 12 and members receive free admission. OCMA offers free admission for everyone on the second Sunday of the month.

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