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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:

  • Mon – Wed: Closed
  • Thu – Sat: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Sun: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

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


Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Family Foundation
January 22, 2015 – February 22, 2015

As a part of the our 20th anniversary, we welcome the return of contemporary art to the Center with two extraordinary exhibitions presented concurrently in our museum! In our Gallery Two, Contemporary Constructions: Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Foundation highlights contemporary artists from around the world in a diverse and thought-provoking collection.

In the Studio: Artist Dialogs
January 22, 2015 – February 22, 2015

In our Gallery One, go ‘behind the scenes’ in the art world with In the Studio: Artist Dialogs! Enjoy an in-depth look into the life of studio artist assistants, how they collaborated with some of the 20th Century’s most influential artists and the brilliance behind their very own masterpieces.

Extended Exhibition Hours!
The museum will be open two hours before our presented performance shows between January 22 and February 22. Ticket holders to these performances can use their ticket stub as complimentary admission to our museum exhibition. The general public can still attend for regular admission. Please view our season line-up to see which shows are valid.


Art in Nature: Legacy of the Land
March 22, 2015 – May 4, 2015

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).


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.

For more information, please call (760) 839-4178.

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