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Museum Exhibitions

The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an inviting 9,000-square-foot exhibition space that boasts three galleries, a sculpture court, and a museum store.

During exhibitions, the Museum hours are as follows:

  • Thu – Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mon – Wed: Closed

We welcome you to learn more and mark your calendars for our upcoming exhibitions:

Legacy of the Land
March 22, 2015 – May 3, 2015

Art in Nature

Travel through the stunning landscape of California’s rural, urban, ocean, and park sceneries representing the Golden State as it was yesterday, is today, and will be in the future. Join us as we celebrate this unparalleled Legacy of the Land collection and revisit our historic roots.

This exhibition is presented by the Art in Nature Alliance (AINA), comprised of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC), California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and Plein-Air Painters of America (PAPA).

Special Events

Docent Tours Through May 3rd

Enhance your experience with an informative docent-led tour. Docent tours are available every Saturday at 1:00pm through May 3rd. Open to the public and included with museum admission.

Sunday Paint-Out at the Museum

May 3, 2014 | 9:00am-12:00pm | $40

Capture the stunning California landscape as it was yesterday…today! Spent your morning painting on the museum grounds and then be critiqued by a professional artist, Chuck McPherson. Buy tickets!

Extended Hours
Sunday, May 3rd: 1:00pm-6:00pm
The museum will be open for extended hours on May 3rd. If you are a ticket holder to Han Bin Yoon enjoy free admission to the exhibition with your ticket stub. Non ticket holders can still enjoy the exhibition for $8.

2015-16 Museum Exhibitions

Writing with Pictures
July 11, 2015 – September 13, 2015


This multi-media exhibition tells the story behind the creation of the picture book: why we love them, and their widening audience and role in the 21st century. This exhibition features original published artwork from local illustrators, and from artists working with local writers. Every picture tells a story! Curated by Joy Chu, who is the art director and designer of numerous picture books and teaches “Illustrating Children’s Books” at UC San Diego Extension.

Participate in our Juried Student Art Competition!

Regular admission is $8. Senior (60+), military, and student discounts are available for $5. Center Members and children 12 and under are free! Class tours start at $20.

Become A Museum Docent

Share your love for the arts with your community! Please contact Kirsten Vega at

For more information, please call (760) 839-4138.

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