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NORTH WING GALLERIES — TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

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June 26 to August 10, 2014
WILD TRANSCENDENCE

An installation of new paintings by Rebecca Hamm presenting themes of survival and transcendence. Hamm’s paintings depict local landscapes in flux. They are snapshots of the constantly shifting environment in response to both natural and manmade pressures. Wild Transcendence is a display that expresses states of ever-changing natural environments.
                                                                                                       

Opening Exhibits and Artist Reception – Saturday, June 28, 2014 (3 PM to 5 PM)

Wild Inspiration Painting Workshop with Rebecca Hamm
Saturday, July 12, 2014 (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Limited seating; reservations required (909) 395-2510
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June 26 to August 10, 2014
IGNITE! THE ART OF SUSTAINABILITY
Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media from painting and video to unconventional forms, such as smog particulate matter applied to porcelain. Together, their approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on art, science, spirituality, and social justice.

Opening Exhibits and Artist Reception – Saturday, June 28, 2014 (3 PM to 5 PM)       


Robert Perry presents “Reinventing the Residential Garden”
Saturday, July 26, 2014 (10 AM to 12 PM)
Limited seating outdoors; reservations required (909) 395-2510

Sant Khalsa presents “A River Runs Through Me”
Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:30 PM galleries open/light refreshments
7 PM presentation
Limited seating; reservations required (909) 395-2510
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April 10 – May 25, 2014
ONTARIO INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
The Museum of History and Art, Ontario, Associates is presenting its seventh biennial “Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition,” a collection of contemporary artwork by local and regional artists. “Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition” features artwork by eight artists: Andrea Benitez, Mirla Bernasconi, Leslie A. Brown, Rick Cummings, Keith Klingonsmith, Joe Milazzo, Tony Radcliffe and David Rosales.

Artists’ Reception – Saturday, April 12, 2014 (1 to 3:30 PM)

An Evening of Poetry with Cindy Rinne– Thursday, April 24, 2014 (6:30 to 8 PM); Reservations required, please call (909) 395-2510

Illustrated Lecture with Daniel Foster – Saturday, May 10, 2014 (1:30 to 3:30 PM)
Reservations required, please call (909) 395-2510
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Opening February 1, 2014

 

PARADISE OF FRUIT AND FLOWER: ARMSTRONG NURSERY AND THE 20TH CENTURY GARDEN IDEAL 
John S. Armstrong lived until a few months before his one-hundredth birthday in 1965. Arriving in the Model Colony of Ontario, California in 1889 with only twenty-three dollars to his name, Armstrong eventually created an enterprise that tapped into California’s bountiful landscape, established him as world famous nurseyman, and earned Ontario international recognition.

Opening Reception and Program – Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (6 PM) Jack E. Christensen, one of Armstrong's award-winning hybridizers and well-known newspaper columnist will present The Armstrong Legacy beginning at 7 PM. 
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Free Family Program:

February 1, 2014                                                                                                           Chinese New Year Family Discovery Day from noon to 4 PM celebrating the YEAR OF THE HORSE!  This cultural holiday is celebrated through participation in artist-led workshops, storytelling, and hands-on arts and craft stations throughout the museum. Calligraphy Workshop is with Cheng Chao Hung. Storytelling is performed by master storyteller Karen Rae Kraut and horses on parade workshop led by artist Jessica Cruz.  Horses will be paraded through the museum property following the workshop!                                                                                                             --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

January 30 – March 9, 2014                                                                                                   El CABALLO: THE HORSE IN MEXICAN FOLK ART                                                        Mexico possess a rich history of popular art that reaches more than 2,000 years into the past and continues today in villages, towns and cities through the country.  This exhibit celebrates this enduring legacy through twenty-two examples of folk art, including ceramics, metalwork, paintings, paper art and sculpture.

Carnaval – Saturday, March 1, 2014 (1:00 to 3:30 PM)                                                 Kick off this season with a taste of Mexico’s heritage.  Bring your family, invite your friends and enjoy the museum’s free mini Mardi Gras with exuberant traditional entertainment by Sinfonia Mexicana – Mariachi Youth Academy, spicy refreshments and family oriented festivities.

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December 5, 2013 – January 12, 2014
NATURE’S BELOVED SON: REDISCOVERING JOHN MUIR’S BOTANICAL LEGACY
In the spirit which John Muir embraced the botanical world, “Nature’s Beloved Son” traces his travels to Canada, Indiana, the southeast, California and Alaska and presents vivid images and specimens of the actual plants that Muir held in his hands, carried in his pockets, and preserved for all time. Through the beauty of botany we ask ourselves how nature might inspire us as it did John Muir so profoundly and reflect on the status of the biodiversity of plants in today’s world.

Family Nature Walk –
Thursday, December 12, 2013 (beginning at 3:30 PM with refreshments)
Walk from the Ovitt Family Community Library to the Museum with City of Ontario Arborist Adrian Escamilla
Film Presentation: John Muir in the New World– Thursday, January 9, 2014
(Reception 6:30 PM/Film 7 PM)
Discussion with Pomona College Professor Char Miller
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October 3 – November 3, 2013

EL DíA DE LOS MUERTOS – DAY OF THE DEAD EXHIBITION
This cultural experience explores the personal and artistic representation of local and regional artists as they celebrate the traditional holiday, El Día de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead. Contemporary artists produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional installation altar pieces and interpretative art works remembering loved ones who have passed away sharing their lives through their personal artistic talents.

Artist Reception – Saturday, October 5, 2013 (1:30 to 3:30 PM)
Meet the talented artists featured in the exhibition.
El Día de Los Muertos Family Discovery Day – Saturday, October 26, 2013 (12 to 4 PM)
Explore the history and meaning of the festive holiday and express yourself in hands-on learning stations and artist led workshops.
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July 11 – September 8, 2013
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: Benjamin, Davenport Ford, Svenson and Zornes
Art pieces from the museum’s permanent collection featuring regional artists Karl Benjamin, Betty Davenport Ford, John Svenson and Milford Zornes.
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July 11 through August 25, 2013
SINGING THE GOLDEN STATE

Popular songs about the State of California, dating from the Gold Rush through the vaudeville era, are celebrated in this exhibit which spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1849 through the 1930s, along with other printed memorabilia relating to California and its early musical life. Developed by The Society of California Pioneers and toured by Exhibit Envoy, the exhibit is drawn from two exceptional archives: the Frederick Sherman Music Collection of the Society of California Pioneers and the private collection of James M. Keller, the exhibit’s curator.

Free Family Program: Enjoy a screening of the classic MGM musical Singin In the Rain, featuring music inspired by the time-period covered by “Singing the Golden State”. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Renyolds. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2 PM in the Fay Dastrup-Hamill Historic Council Chambers at the Museum of History and Art, Ontario. Movie snacks available. Please contact the museum at (909) 395-2510 for more information.
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April 25 through May 26, 2013
ONTARIO OPEN ART EXHIBITION
The Ontario Open is a biennial open call for local and regional artwork presented in a community exhibition. A feast for the eyes, various media will be on display featuring: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media and much more! Organized and presented by the Museum of History and Art, Ontario Associates. To learn more about entering this exhibit, please contact the museum at (909) 395-2510.
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2/21/2013 through 4/7/2013
SEAWEED, SALMON & MANZANITA CIDER: A CALIFORNIA INDIAN FEAST
Featuring foods and tools important in the lives of Native Californians, including fish, shellfish, meat, vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, nuts, seeds and salt, this delicious look at Native foods is based on the 2008 Heyday Books publication of the same name by Margaret Dubin and Sara-Larus Tolley. Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast was developed by the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House in Ukiah, CA, in partnership with Heyday Books and toured by Exhibit Envoy.
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Free Family Program:
2/9/2013
CHINESE NEW YEAR FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY from noon to 4pm is in collaboration with Pomona Valley Chinese Association and the Ovitt Family Community Library. This cultural holiday, the Year of the Snake, is celebrated through participation in artist-led workshops, storytelling, and hands-on arts and craft stations throughout the museum. Traditional Chinese musical performance is by Brian Chan, Kenneth Chan, Shean Chang, and Kimaley Tay. Calligraphy Workshop is with Cheng Chao Hung. Storytelling is performed by master storyteller Karen Rae Kraut. The colorfully cacophonous Children’s Lion Parade is a grand walking tour of the museum property.
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12/6/2012 through 1/27/2013
QUILT STORIES FROM THE INLAND EMPIRE
Organized by guest curator, Theresa Polley-Shellcroft, this exhibition features current quilt trends and historical quilts from the Inland Empire communities. The quilts are exemplified by traditional patterns and contemporary artistic interpretations of the medium. Public events include a tea & tour and a hands-on quilting workshop led by Theresa Polley-Shellcroft.
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10/12/2012 through 11/11/2012
THE DAY OF THE DEAD: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: UNA CELEBRACÍON DE LA VIDA

The Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life (El Día de Los Muertos: Una Celebraci?n de La Vida) features more than 20 Southern California artists, many of them repeat participants in the popular annual exhibition, interpreting their own highly personal views of life and death in a diverse array of media, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and altar installations.

DAY OF THE DEAD MASK MAKING CONTEST is first-time collaboration amongst intercity departments. The public was invited to visit the nearest Ontario Library or Community Center to make your own mask. Entries in three divisions were be due at those locations by October 29: Youth (6-12), Teen (13-18), Adult (19 or older). Two winners from each division were invited to a reception and slide show held at the museum on Thursday, November 1, from 6 PM to 7 PM. The winning masks are be included in the museum exhibit through November 11.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY from noon to 4pm on Saturday, November 3, is an anticipated free event for children and adults alike. The cultural holiday is celebrated through participation in artist-led workshops, storytelling, and hands-on arts and craft stations throughout the museum.
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7/12/2012 through 9/23/2012
LASTING LIGHT: 125 YEARS OF GRAND CANYON PHOTOGRAPHY
“Lasting Light: 125 years of Grand Canyon Photography” is a traveling Smithsonian exhibition exploring nearly 125 years of photographic history in one of the most spectacular and challenging places on Earth, including 60 stunning contemporary color images from 26 photographers selected by representatives from Eastman Kodak and National Geographic, accompanied by their personal remarks and observations.
Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography was created by the Grand Canyon Association and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Free Family Program: Individuals and families are invited to share their own favorite Grand Canyon photograph with the public. Bring one photograph (hardcopy, CD or flash drive) to the Museum on Friday, July 13 or Saturday, July 14, 2012 between noon and 4 p.m. Photographs will then be shown at an old-fashioned ice cream social on Friday evening, August 31, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.
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3/23/2012 through 5/27/2012
ONTARIO INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

The Museum of History and Art, Ontario, Associates is pleased to present its sixth biennial “Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition,” a collection of new artwork by local and regional artists. On view from March 23 through May 27, 2012, “Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition” features artwork by artists: John Harris, Anita Hunt, Keith Klingonsmith, Eric Myles, David Rosales, Froukje Schaafsma-Smith, Tim Stark, Karla Trujillo, Twyla Wardell and Jerry Weems. These artists were selected from the pool of over 100 artists who exhibited in the museum’s juried “2011 Ontario Open Exhibition.” The “2011 Ontario Open Exhibition” was adjudicated by Sant Khalsa, artist/activist, professor and Chair of the Department of Art at California State University, San Bernardino.
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12/21/2011 through 2/26/2012
THE WORKING WHITE HOUSE: 200 YEARS OF TRADITION AND MEMORIES

Two centuries of stories and traditions are preserved in The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories, an exhibition developed with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the White House Historical Association. Archival and contemporary images, videos, as well as fascinating oral histories of workers who have served presidents from William Taft through Barack Obama convey the occupational culture of this private yet public place. "The Working White House" was developed and supported by the White House Historical Association with assistance from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The exhibit was organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Call for information on special holiday hours: (909) 395-2510.

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9/25/2011 through 10/30/2011
BITTERSWEET HARVEST: THE BRACERO PROGRAM, 1942-1964
This Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) showcase is a multi-faceted exhibition about the largest guest worker program in U.S. history, including both the exploitation and opportunity it brought to millions of Mexican nationals, examined through powerful photographs by Leonard Nadel, explanatory text, and audio excerpts from bracero oral histories.
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The north wing temporary exhibition galleries are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm.
Admission is free.
Call (909) 395-2510 for further information.

Last updated: 6/27/2014 1:41:03 PM