California Art, Artists, Galleries - California Artwork

California Art includes world-class exhibits, museums, public art and galleries featuring top artists. California art allows visitors, tourists, locals and children, especially, to embrace the the ultimate expression of creative thinking translated to canvas in paintings, in metal, glass and wood sculptures and in ceramics and unique new materials never seen till now. If you have not been bitten by the art bug, start with some easy projects such as viewing the Hollywood Tower at the Walk of Fame or go to the The Getty (free admission) where art & architecture create dynamic effects that must be experienced first hand. The beauty of California's art is that it is accessible, with many museums either offering free admission or having free entry days.


California art - architecture

California Public Artwork
California Architecture
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Greg Clarke Photos
Orange County 
Solar Intersection -Robert Behrens - Davis, CA
Art - A- Fair
Laguna Beach Art Slide Show
Wyland Whaling
Walls, Galleries
Watts Tower
Tom Otterness
See No Evil
Oversized Farm Art
- John Cerney
Chromatic Gate - Herbert Bayer - Santa Barbara
Santa Monica
Artwalk Anaheim
Santa Rosa
Lompoc Murals
Plaza Mural Calabasas
Hollywood Tower
Santa Barbara Art Fair
California Art Galleries, Art Museums, Arts
Museum of Latin American Art - Long Beach
DeYoung Museum
San Francisco
The Getty
Los Angeles
Art - A- Fair
Laguna Beach Art Slide Show
San Diego Museum of Art
 San Jose Museum of Art
Long Beach Art Museum
Huntington Beach Art Center
California Artists


California Art and Artists cannot be contained within the boundaries of a state as seen by the bios of but a few artists featured here. Success brings worldwide exposure to many, who in the true nature of art, are appreciated more in other countries and states than in their own beloved California. California is a fairly new state that's only been around as an official institution since 1850. As you travel the globe and view the great art masterpieces, museums and architectural adornments in countries thousands of years old, your perspective changes about California's art scene.  There are many wonderful, world-class museums in California featuring renowned pieces that are hundreds, if not thousands of years old.  The art museums are usually quite affordable and access to many great artists is as easy as walking down the street and meeting a neighbor in California. Whether viewing a mural created by a collaborative of artists in a public place or looking at a famous piece hanging on the walls of The Getty, be sure to take time from your busy life to experience art in California.

Art Institute of Southern California, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 376-6000. Call for hours.
Beall Center for Art and Technology, UC Irvine. (949) 824-4339. Call or check Web site for hours.
Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana - Muth Gallery -The museum unveils a newly renovated gallery that will house about 50 plein air paintings from the museum's "California Painting Collection." The gallery is named after longtime board member Mary Muth. "Art of Adornment: Tribal Beauty" -Features 70 rare and spectacular treasures and focusses on the tribal aesthetic of body adornment from indigenous peoples around the world.Runs indefinitely."California, The Golden Years: Selections From the Bowers Permanent Collection" - Showcases the beauty of California; includes figure and landscape paintings. Runs indefinitely. "First Californians" - Extensive collection of American Indian art and artifacts. Runs indefinitely. "Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt Treasures from the British Museum"- The exhibit features a large collection of mummies and funerary objects and examines shabti figures, magic and ritual, amulets, papyri and processes of embalming and mummification. Through April 15, 2007. "Vision of the Shaman, Song of the Priest" - A study and display of pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central and South America; communicates the power and sophistication of the mysterious cultures that rose and fell in ancient America. Runs indefinitely. (714) 567-3600.
Brea Gallery, 1 Civic Center Circle, Plaza Level, Brea. (714) 990-7730. Call for hours.
Cal State Fullerton Atrium Gallery, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. (714) 278-7160. Call for hours.
Chuck Jones Fine Art Gallery, Fashion Island, 865 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach- Featuring artwork from the famed cartoonist as well as others. (949) 759-0758 for more information and hours.
Concordia University Theatre Art Gallery, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine. (714) 225-5695 for more information and hours.
Cypress College Fine Arts Gallery, 9200 Valley View St. Cypress. (714) 826-5593.
Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. (714) 567-7233.
Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St., Huntington Beach. (714) 374-1650.
Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine. (949) 724-6880.
The Irvine Museum, 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. (949) 476-2565.
Irvine Valley College Art Gallery, 5500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine. (949) 451-5404.
Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach. (949) 494-8971.
Mahvash Studio Gallery, 213 1/2 Main St., Santa Ana. Call for hours and more information. (714) 542-1010.
Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 234-1300.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton. (714) 738-6595.
Nautical Heritage Society and Museum, 24532 Del Prado, Dana Point. (949) 661-1001.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore St., Santa Ana. (714) 667-1517.
Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach. (949) 759-1122.
Orange Lounge, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. (949) 759-1122.
Santa Ana College Arts Gallery, 207 N. Broadway, Suite Q, Santa Ana. (714) 564-5605.


American Museum of Ceramic Art, 240 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. (909) 865-3146.
California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 392-8537.
Cal State Long Beach, Art Galleries and University Art Museum. (562) 985-5761.
The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300.
Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Los Angeles - "Common Ground: The Heart of Community" - Chronicles 130 years of Japanese-American history. Runs indefinitely. (213) 625-0414.
Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 439-2119.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000.
Museum of Contemporary Art, The Geffen Contemporary, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 626-6222.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles - "Nancy Rubins" - With an expanse of 54 feet, this piece is made from used airplane parts and is among the largest Rubins has ever created. Runs indefinitely. (213) 621-2766.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (213) 626-6222.
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach - "Latin American Artists: A Contemporary Journey"- Contemporary Latin American art organized into regional sections allows visitors to visually compare artistic styles, themes and movements between countries. Runs indefinitely. Sculpture garden - An exhibit of 16 commissioned works by celebrated Latin American Artists. Runs indefinitely. (562) 437-1689.
Mount San Antonio College Art Gallery, 1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut. (909) 468-4050.
Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840.
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles - "Visions and Values: Jewish Life From Antiquity to America" - Traces the experiences and accomplishments of the Jews over 4,000 years. Runs indefinitely. (310) 440-4500.
Track 16 Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building C-1, Santa Monica. (310) 264-4678.







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