Santa Ana Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Facilities: Conference Center; Food Services Topaz Cafe; Galleries; Kidseum (hands-on children’s museum): Shop (cultural artworks, jewelry, clothing, blogs).

Activities: Community Festivals; Education Programs; Films: Guided Tours; Lectures: Temporary and Traveling Exhibitions.

Publications: exhibition catalogues; gallery guides; newsletter (quarterly).

Permanent exhibitions include African, Native American, Asian, pre-Columbian and Oceanic Art, plus paintings by California artists and historical artifacts of the old West. The Museum also hosts an array of traveling exhibitions and colorful community festivals throughout the year. The Kidseum, an adjacent facility, provides young visitors with avenues for creativity, communications and understanding in an interactive environment.

Santa Ana Bowers Museum of Cultural Art Photo Gallery

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)

Facilities: Exhibition Area.

Activities: Temporary Exhibitions.

A non-profit, artists-operated organization, OCCCA was founded in 1980 by a group of California State University, Fullerton graduate students. It provides emerging and established artists a forum for the exploration and development of ideas in contemporary art. The Center provides exhibitions, performances, and public outreach and community art services.

Entrance, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. Photograph courtesy of Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. Santa Ana, California.

Santa Ana College – SAC Main Gallery (SAC)

Facilities: Galleries (1.100 square feet); Library (exhibition catalogues).

Activities: Education Programs: Guided Tours (by appt.): Lectures Series (Mon, 12:30pm). Publications: exhibition catalogues (3/year).

The SAC Main Gallery was established on campus to provide an educational site for art. An additional gallery, the RS( Arts Gallery, was opened in 1996 in Santa Anas Artists Village, downtown i207 N Broadway; Wad-Sat. noon-4pm: tel. 564-5605). This gallery annex doubles the display area available for ihe stud> of art and exhibition design. Both galleries are devoted to the display of current work by professional artists as well as that of faculty and students. The College does not maintain a permanent collection.

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