NOVEMBER 10, 2018 through JANUARY 19, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 to 8pm — See the exhibition and enjoy hot chocolate and Who-Treats!
The Hilbert Museum is proud to present one of the most significant collections of original hand-drawn Grinch animation cels and related artworks in America, on loan from private collectors Bill Heeter and Kristi Correa. Directed by celebrated animator Chuck Jones and first aired in December 1966, the half-hour animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas brought Dr. Seuss’s beloved book to life and is acclaimed as a holiday classic. It has been aired on television each year for the past 52 years! Don’t miss this nostalgic look at a family favorite.
OCTOBER 27, 2018 through APRIL 27, 2019
Curated by Gordon McClelland
ALSO NEW: CALIFORNIA MASTERS: Modern Realist Works from The Hilbert Collection
ADMISSION IS FREE
More than 60 watercolor and oil paintings by California’s most acclaimed artists of the 20th century are yours to enjoy in this first-ever exhibition of such works, curated exclusively for the Hilbert Museum by California Scene painting expert Gordon McClelland. The works have been generously loaned to this exhibition by many of California’s top collectors, in addition to works from The Hilbert Collection. From the shimmering watercolors of Jack Laycox, Ken Potter and George Post to the gritty street scenes of Dong Kingman and Emil Kosa Jr., from the hip Beat artistry of Lamartine Le Goullon to dazzling oils by Suong Yangchareon and Maurice Logan; see the City by the Bay in all its world-famed splendor, in sunshine, fog and rain -- and peek into the everyday lives of those who call it home.