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10th Biennial Ontario Invitational Art Exhibit
While our doors may be closed to visitors at this time, we are excited to virtually present our current exhibition! The Ontario Museum of History & Art and Museum Associates is proud to present the 10th Biennial Ontario Invitational Art Exhibit, featuring contemporary artworks by eight local and regional artists.
We will be sharing more videos throughout the coming weeks which will consist of interviews, studio visits and a tour of our current exhibit. This first video includes behind the scenes footage of our staff putting together the exhibition and more information about future videos.
Drop by virtually and join us on a tour of our previous exhibit, Sam Maloof: Shaping Wood, Shaping Artists. Did you know Sam was an excellent sign painter back in his high school days? Our tour will dive into his biography and how Sam Maloof became a world-famous craftsman.
Have some extra flour and salt sitting around at home? Well our staff here at the Ontario Museum of History & Art have an easy and fun recipe for you or your family to get creative! Watch this how-to-video, and for our Spanish speakers, we have you covered, with subtitles follow along. Enjoy and don’t forget to get messy.
During these times, under the stay-at-home order, we want to enjoy being home. So, for this week’s Crafts for the Restless, we are making some wonderful window decorations with pressed flowers. Giving you a reason to get out and start collecting.
Traditionally, looking at these objects we see an artifact whose functions served a purpose for those who weaved them. However, the skill of basketry is an art form. Art doesn’t always have to be the western definition of what we traditionally think is fine art. Different forms of art serve a purpose, and for the native people, the skill of weaving tells a story about who their ancestors were as a culture.
Salsa Dancing and more with Jessica Quast
Get moving with Jessica Quast, a well known Latin Dance Professor at UCR. Jessica will not only be teaching us how to dance salsa but also cumbia and bachata. Join us for a virtual lesson in the galleries at the Ontario Museum of History & Art for a crash course on Latin dances.
Sheets, Sheets & Caughman VIP Reception Video
The Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art held a VIP Reception to open the art exhibition: Sheets, Sheets & Caughman: Art for Living and Living for Art on Friday, February 10, 2017.
This major exhibition explores the artistic duality of three artists: Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets and Luis “Rick” Caughman. These three artists each created art for commercial and public art applications, and each produced a significant body of work for their own pleasure.