EVERY THURSDAY AT 11am -- Tour of the Hilbert Museum led by founder Mark Hilbert (when available) and director Mary Platt. Free and open to the public -- no reservation necessary unless you are bringing a group of 20 or more (call 714-516-5880 to reserve for large groups).

 * Saturday, February 2, 2019 — 6-8 p.m. — OPENING RECEPTION: Norman Rockwell and Mary Blair Exhibitions — FREE

Join us for an opening reception for the “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell: Celebrating a New Acquisition” and “The Magic and Flair of Mary Blair” exhibitions. There’ll be refreshments, wine and live music! Enjoy a fun night at the museum complete with entertainment and great art! This is a free, open-house-style event: no ticket or reservation required.

  • Saturday, March 30 — 5 p.m. — FILM SCREENING and RECEPTION for Hilbert Museum Exhibitions on Display at Leatherby Libraries - FREE

    LOCATION: Leatherby Libraries, Henley Reading Room, Second Floor - Chapman University

    Enjoy refreshments and take a look at the two exhibitions from the Hilbert Museum now on display in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries: “A NEW HOPE: The Star Wars Art of Robert Bailey” and “CHARACTER REFERENCES: The Art of the Animation Drawing.” (Both have previously been exhibited at the Hilbert Museum and have moved to Leatherby.) Following the reception, Disney fans won’t want to miss the West Coast premiere of the new documentary “Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story,” a film by Buena Vista University that documents the famous “Cornfield Mickey” installation in Iowa to mark Mickey Mouse’s birthday in 1988. The cornfield Mickey, which could be seen from above by airline passengers flying over Iowa, was the brainchild of the late Jack Lindquist, Chapman University trustee and then- vice president for publicity of Disneyland. In addition to the two Hilbert Museum exhibitions, visitors can also enjoy the Leatherby Libraries’ exhibition of rare Disney memorabilia from the Jack Lindquist Collection. ADMISSION IS FREE - Open to the public. No ticket required.

  • Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. — Hilbert Museum Chamber Music Series: TONY TRIPP, Classical Guitar, with the Chapman University String Quartet and Porta Caeli Chamber Players

    Location: Hilbert Museum

    Tony Tripp, acclaimed classical guitarist and the Executive Director of the Youth Centers of Orange, will premiere a new work entitled "Three Images of Chapman," which he wrote as a show of gratitude for the University's support of the YCO. The piece will be performed by the Chapman University String Quartet along with Tony Tripp on the guitar. Other pieces on the program are "4 Themes from Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copeland, arranged by Tony Tripp, and "The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughn Williams, with violin soloist Kirika Suzuki and the Porta Caeli Chamber Players. It will be a great evening of music which envokes pleasant images in the mind of the listener — and a great first concert for those wanting to experience a classical concert in an intimate setting.  ADMISSION IS FREE but you must obtain a ticket HERE. Limited number of tickets available; when they’re gone, they’re gone!

  • Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. — Museum Poetry Workshop with Jodie Hollander

    Location: Hilbert Museum

    Calling all art lovers and aspiring writers and poets! Join acclaimed American poet Jodie Hollander, who has served as poet-in-residence at the Museum of Northern Arizona, for a fascinating workshop that will help you experience art on a whole new level and use it to inspire both your writing and your life. You will study examples of celebrated poems that respond to or were inspired by art, and then Jodie will lead you through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art currently on display in the Hilbert Museum — ultimately leading to a draft of an original poem. Students will discuss poetic techniques such as meter, the use of vivid imagery, the importance of sonics and how to shape a poetic line, as well as techniques for drafting and revision. No experience necessary. Admission is free, but you must obtain a ticket HERE. Limited number of tickets available; get them while you can!