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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 – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Mon – Wed: Closed

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

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.

These are a few of the many books that will be featured in the exhibition:

Credit: Rafael López, Drum Dream Girl, written by Margarita Engle, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Credit: The Rhino Who Swallowed a Rainstorm (Writers: LeVar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo, Illustrator: Courtenay Fletcher)

Credit: A Boy and a Jaguar (Writer: Alan Rabinowitz, Illustrator: Cátia Chien)

View additional books featured in the exhibition.

Participate in our Juried Student Art Competition!

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

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

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