The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University will close March 20-29, 2018 in order to install its new spring exhibitions. The museum will re-open with a "soft opening" on Friday, March 30 and resume its regular hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm).
The official Opening Reception for the new exhibitions will be Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm (free admission, open to the public; refreshments will be offered).
The final opportunity to view the current Hilbert exhibitions will be Saturday, March 17, 11am to 5pm. Currently on view are "California 50/50: California Art in Transition, 1940-1970," "Making Waves: A Tribute to John Severson and Rick Griffin," "California Masters: Bradford J. Salamon," "The Magic of Disney Art" and "American Illustration: Children at Play." Only the American Illustration show will stay up through July -- the rest will close and be de-installed following March 17.
NEW exhibitions officially opening March 31 are: "Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover-Art Program, 1928-1981," in partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California; "Magical Visions: The Enchanted Worlds of Eyvind Earle;" "Sunlight and Shadow: A Gift from the California Art Collection of Jim and Lynne Doti;" "Character References: The Art of the Animation Drawing," and "A New Hope: The Star Wars Art of Robert Bailey." These exhibitions will be on display through October 13.
Admission to the Hilbert Museum is free, and there is free parking (with permit obtained inside) in front of the museum. The Hilbert Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. It is located at 167 N. Atchison Street in Orange, across from Ruby's Diner and the train station.