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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. Hours:

  • Thu – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Mon – Wed: Closed

Learn more and mark your calendars for our upcoming exhibitions and events:


Re-membering our Ancestors: Discovering Ourselves Saturday, October 10 – Sunday, November 22, 2015 Re-membering Our Ancestors Día de los Muertos announces itself with luxuriant images and unforgettable icons. Local, regional, traditional, and non-traditional artists share the exuberance of the holiday while contemplating how memory can reintegrate lost members of families and communities.

The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb Saturday, January 16 – Sunday, March 6, 2016 The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without a Comb is a journey through the history of the African American hair industry and its role in our present culture. From its origins in the seat of civilization to the epicenter of the civil rights movement, the comb’s untold story takes the spotlight in this exhibition by way of 400 years’ worth of artifacts, photography, historical accounts, propaganda, and much more. Local African American entrepreneur Dr. Willie L. Morrow, the creator of the California Curl and the first Afro pick comb, presents his extensive collection along with local artists who have been invited to tell their own Hair Story.

My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, August 14, 2016 My Hero: Conetmporary Art & Superhero Action Discover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in the sprawling collection of international artworks that is My Hero. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols and present critical questions about their God-like stature as they re imagine and newly interpret iconic superhero imagery. Some spin the fantasy even further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being, and even as an animal. The variety of interpretations in My Hero is vast and challenging, dark and humorous, familiar yet new.

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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