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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:

Please Note: Our Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday (April 5th).

  • 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 exhibition:


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

Enhance your Legacy of the Land experience with one or all of the following special events:

Workshop: Information Retrieval on March 28, 2015; 1:00pm

Join artist and San Diego State University professor Matthew Hebert for an interactive workshop that will use a variety of different mediums including storytelling, drawing pictures and writing poetry to express and describe our local San Diego landscapes. RSVP

Lecture: NATURE AND THE HYBRID MIND with Rich Louv on March 29, 2015; 1:00pm

Journalist and author Richard Louv will explore the connections between family, nature and the community in this
informative talk. RSVP

Lecture: Exploring a Sense of Place with Karen Harwell on April 19, 2015; 1:00pm

Author and nature enthusiast Karen Harwell will encourage listeners to develop a relationship with nature surrounding their communities in this afternoon presentation. RSVP

Special events are included with admission and open to the public.

Extended Hours

Thursday, April 9th: 10:00am-7:30pm
Sunday, May 3rd: 1:00pm-6:00pm
The museum will be open for extended hours on April 9th and May 3rd. If you are a ticket holder to Jackson Browne or Han Bin Yoon, enjoy free admission to the exhibition with your ticket stub. Non ticket holders can still enjoy the exhibition for $8.

Become A Museum Docent

Share your love for the arts with your community! Please contact Kirsten Vega at kvega@artcenter.org.


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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