‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Ontario Culture Fest

 

Saturday, May 21, 2022

3 PM – 7 PM 

The Ontario Culture Fest aims to honor, celebrate and promote the rich culture within our community and neighboring communities. This event is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 21, 2022 between 3 PM – 7 PM and will feature performances, craft vendors, small businesses, music and food. The event will take place at the Museum District, 217 S. Lemon Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761.

For more information about the event visit Culture Fest | City of Ontario, California (ontarioca.gov).

In Person

Workshop: The Art of Assemblage

Saturday, May 21, 2022

4 PM – 6 PM

Learn about the artistic process of assemblage with Dr. Patricia Jessup-Woodlin! Spark your inner creativity using jewelry, watches, glasses cases, wires, small computer parts, etc. and make your own unique artwork!

In Person

Ontario Art Walk: An Evening at the Museum

Saturday, May 21, 2022

6 PM – 9 PM

The arts come out at night during the quarterly scheduled Ontario Art Walk! We’re just one of many spots to catch in the evening! The museum will host vendors for you to enjoy. Also, make sure to check out the Emporia Arts District. There you can shop artisan vendors, tour the Lofts, and support local businesses throughout the evening. 

 

 

For more information about the event visit Ontario Art Walk.

In Person

Community Reception: Creating a New Legacy

Saturday, June 11, 2022

4 PM – 7 PM

Celebrate the artists from the Creating a New Legacy exhibition at the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art. While conversing with artists and art enthusiasts, enjoy light refreshments, and art-making activities inspired by the exhibit. 

In Person

Workshop:  Día de los Niños / Day of the Children

Saturday, June 18, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM

Celebrate Day of the Children at the Ontario Museum of History & Art! In this program we will embrace all that it is to be a child! Children will have the opportunity to paint and be creative in the museum. Register Now!  

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Adult Paint Night: A Blissful Summer

Thursday, June 30, 2022

6 PM – 7:30 PM

Spend the summer evening with us at the museum and join a local artist in a guided painting session. Check out our website for more details. Refreshments will be provided.   

‡ This event is ages 21+ only. Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Emerging Artist Meet-Up

Saturday, July 9, 2022

10 AM – 12 PM

Calling all local artists! Join us for a new series that offers new and emerging artists networking opportunities and resources. Subjects range from writing an artist statement to preparing a portfolio and documenting art. Session topic to be announced on our website. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Family Paint Night: We Stick Together

Thursday, July 14, 2022

6 PM – 7:30 PM

Get creative and paint with your sibling or guardian! Families will have the opportunity to paint their own canvases using sticky materials as stencils to create a work of art! Space is Limited. 

‡ This event is for ages 5+. Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Artist Talk: Creating a New Legacy

Thursday, July 28, 2022

6 PM – 7:30 PM

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is opening its historic council chambers for an evening conversation with the artists from Creating a New Legacy. The moderated discussion will explore the challenges and the successes in the artists’ professional careers and art practice. Light refreshments will be provided. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Art Cart Activity: Creating a New Legacy

July 22 – 24, 2022

12 PM – 4 PM

Join us for an Art Cart Activity inspired by the work of Cellibacello. During this drop-in program, participants will use materials and instructions that follow the artist practice and make their own work of art. You can see the work of Cellibacello in the Then & Now: Creating a New Legacy exhibit. The artist will be hosting an in-person instructional demo on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 12pm – 4pm.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Popcorn Chat: Film Night at the Museum

Thursday, August 11, 2022

6 PM – 7:30 PM

Grab some popcorn, dress in comfy clothes and join us for a film night! The Museum will be screening !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (!W.A.R.) by Lynn Hershman Leeson. The film looks at stories of resilience, feminist social movements in the late 20th century, and sheds light on artists and creatives who fight for gender equality. We’ll popcorn chat about the film and make connections with our Creating a New Legacy exhibit. 

Film is not rated. Recommended for mature audiences. 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/fjikMGTeyjc?list=UUKHR2OqCZwjMnioJ7xU2oDA

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Art Cart Activity: Sketch in the Galleries

August 12-14, 2022

12 PM – 4 PM

Visit the Art Cart and grab some sketch paper to take with you into the galleries. Connect with the artworks by following our guided prompts as you experience the Creating a New Legacy exhibition. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

In the Vault: A Closer Look at the Museum Collection

Sunday, August 14, 2022

1 PM – 2 PM

This inaugural series will look at the hidden treasures kept in the museum collection and introduce them to the public for interpretation. The artifacts and memorabilia displayed in this series will feature the theme of agribusiness in early Ontario. Guests will get a closer look of a wine brick from the Biane Collection. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Ontario Art Walk: An Evening at the Museum

Saturday, August 20, 2022

6 PM – 9 PM

The arts come out at night during the quarterly scheduled Ontario Art Walk! We’re just one of many spots to catch in the evening! The museum will host vendors for you to enjoy. Also, make sure to check out the Emporia Arts District. There you can shop artisan vendors, tour the Lofts, and support local businesses throughout the evening. 

 For more information, please visit OntarioArtWalk.org.

Past Programs & Activities

In Person

Colorful Abstractions: Art History Craft

 

Friday – Sunday, May 6 – 8, 2022

12 PM – 4 PM 

Enjoy the weekend at the museum and learn about pioneer artist Alma Thomas. You’ll have the opportunity to make your own art piece using materials provided by the museum in designated areas around the museum to complete the craft.

This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. To pre-register, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Workshop: Emerging Artist Meet-Up Part 2.5

 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Just added! Join us for an additional feature of our new workshop series: Emerging Artist Meet Up.

We will hear from Tamika Tonge, MPH, NCPI a representative of the City of Ontario Workforce Development Office. Emerging artists will learn how to best market yourself, advance your career and tips on preparing an artist portfolio.

Workforce Development offers free services to San Bernardino County residents varying from resume prep, interview questions and other helpful services to get people started in their career. This program is supported in partnership with San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.

¡Recien agregado! Únase a nosotros para una característica adicional de nuestra nueva serie de talleres: Reunión de artistas emergentes. Escucharemos a Tamika Tonge, MPH, NCPI, representante de la Oficina de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral de la Ciudad de Ontario. Los artistas emergentes aprenderán cómo promocionarse mejor, avanzar en su carrera y consejos sobre cómo preparar un portafolio de artista.

Workforce Development ofrece servicios gratuitos a los residentes del condado de San Bernardino que varían desde preparación de currículum, preguntas para entrevistas y otros servicios útiles para que las personas comiencen su carrera. Este programa cuenta con el apoyo de la Junta de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral del Condado de San Bernardino.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

In the Vault | A Closer Look at the Museum Collection

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

3 PM – 4 PM 

This inaugural series will look at the hidden treasures kept in the museum collection and introduce them to the public for interpretation. The artifacts and memorabilia displayed in this series will feature the theme of A Women’s Role in the 20th Century. Items include one of the largest flatiron collections in the state!

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Art Cart: Hybrid Roses in the Making

 

Friday – Sunday, April 22-24, 2022 

12 PM – 4 PM 

Celebrate Earth Day by strolling through the Armstrong Rose Garden, named after David L. Armstrong. This historic garden celebrates the award-winning roses hybridized here in Ontario California. The museum will provide visitors with materials to diffuse your own flower during your visit!

This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. To pre-register, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

 

In Person

Workshop: Textiles and More!

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM 

Join us this afternoon with folk artist, Annie Toliver and learn about the Zentangle method using various textiles. The artist will share examples of their own work and how they use different textiles to share a story. Registration Required. Ages 12+.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

In the Vault | A Closer Look at the Museum Collection

 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

1 PM – 2 PM 

This inaugural series will look at the hidden treasures kept in the museum collection and introduce them to the public for interpretation. The artifacts and memorabilia displayed in this series will feature the theme of A Women’s Role in the 20th Century. Items include common household appliances and text material used to define the mid-century role of a housewife. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Workshop: Water Wise Garden Rocks!

 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM 

Take a stroll at the museum and collect a rock to decorate for our Water Wise Garden with local painter, Pechez Sepehri! We will use rocks as our canvas and create a colorful path to add to the vibrancy of our gardens! Open ages 5+. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Workshop: Emerging Artist Meet-Up Part 2

 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

10 AM – 12 PM 

We are continuting to offer new and emerging artists resources on writing an artist statement, preparing a portfolio and documenting artWe hope you can join us.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here

In Person

Workshop: Dragon Egg Painting

 

March 5, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM 

Spend the afternoon with dynamic papier-mache dragon artist, Frank Carrillo and decorate your very own real-life pre-made dragon egg with your friends and family! Registration Required. Open to all ages. 

This workshop is no longer accepting reservations. 

In Person

Artist Talk: Black Artists in the Inland Empire

 

February 25, 2022

5 PM – 6:30 PM 

Celebrate and acknowledge Black history in our region by learning from the experiences of Black Artists in the Inland Empire. Light refreshments will be provided.  

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

11th Biennial Ontario Invitational Art Reception

 

February 19, 2022

6 PM – 9 PM 

The Ontario Museum of History & Art presents the 11th Biennial Ontario Invitational Art Exhibition. The exhibit features contemporary artworks by nine local and regional artists from the 2021 Ontario Open Art Exhibition. The artists were selected by juror Katherine Ervin, a current professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at California State University San Bernardino.  

Based on their artwork, these individuals were selected from a pool of 75 artists to show a body of work. This exhibition brought 45 new participating artists to the museum with a total of 127 pieces of artwork in the show. The 2021 Ontario Invitational artists are first, second, and third place winners: Pechez Sepehri, Annie Toliver and Mary Hughes; as well as Honorable Mention artists: Frank Carrillo, Rick Cummings, Patricia Jessup-Woodlin, Viktoria Romanova and City Council Liaison Award Winners, A.G. Castaneda and Linda Garcia-Dahle. 

Featured Artwork: Pechez Sepehri

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

In Person

Ontario Art Walk

 

February 19, 2022

6 PM – 9 PM 

Quarterly on the Third Saturday of February, May, August, and November in the Downtown Ontario Arts District. Enjoy the Ontario Art Walk with art exhibitions, pop-up galleries, artist talks, creative workshops, live music and arts events sponsored by local artists, performers, organizations and businesses in the Downtown Ontario Arts District.

For more information, please visit Community Life & Culture | Ontario Museum of History & Art — Ontario Art Walk.

In Person

Silk Screen Workshop: Celebrate Black Excellence

 

February 17, 2022

5:30 PM – 7 PM 

Make your own Black History Month tote bag to wear throughout the month! Artists will be giving out pre-made stencils! Free tote bags will be provided.

¡Haz tu propia bolsa de mano del Mes de la Historia Negra para usar durante todo el mes! ¡Los artistas repartirán plantillas prefabricadas! Se proporcionarán bolsas de mano gratuitas.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510 or register online here.

In Person

Dessert & Dialogue: A Love For Art

 

February 11, 2022

5 PM – 6:30 PM 

Join us for a sweet evening of the greatest couples in art history. We’ll learn about the melange of two creative minds collaborating and influence in art. Desserts will be provided 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Silk Screen Workshop: Celebrate Black Excellence

 

February 5, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM 

Make your own Black History Month t-shirt or tote bag to wear throughout the month! Artists will be available to help with designs and guide you in making your own print! Free t-shirts and tote bags will be provided. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Tour & Tea: Water Wise Garden

 

January 28, 2022

1 PM – 2:30 PM 

Bring your favorite tea cup and join us for an afternoon of introspection! Tour our water wise garden and reflect on the impact of water in our lives. Our discussions will also include a teaser to our upcoming Built on Water: Ontario and Inland Southern California exhibit to open in 2022! Tea will be provided.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Workshop: Emerging Artist Meet Up

 

January 22, 2022

10 AM – 12 PM 

We’re creating space for new and emerging artists! We want to help you build the tools you need to get your name and artwork out there. 

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

Zoom

Workshop: Creative Approaches to the Selfie Portrait

 

January 23, 2022

1 PM – 3 PM 

Join us online and participate in this community portrait workshop led by educator, artist, and scholar Richard May. You will re-discover parts of yourself that you love and have forgotten while experimenting with different portraiture exercises. Participants can pick-up their materials at the museum by making a reservation and joining us online!

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

Please click this link to join. You will be provided with a password when you register. 

In Person

Exhibition – Her Side of the Story: Tales of California Pioneer Women

December 2, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Illuminating the hardships, joys and lives of female pioneers, Her Side of the Story: Tales of California Pioneer Women highlights first-person stories from the women who traveled by land or sea to settle in California prior to statehood.

In Person

That’s a Wrap Museum Edition

 

December 18, 2021

1 PM – 3 PM 

We’ve collaborated with the Lewis Family Branch Library to bring you holiday wrapping. Deck out your gifts by creating your own Ontario-inspired wrapping paper using treasured icons like our Frankish fountain, Armstrong Roses, and Nugent’s Horseshoes!

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Workshop: Mount Baldy in a Snow Globe

 

December 12, 2021

12 PM – 2 PM 

Bring your friends and family to create your very own snow globe of your winter adventures! We will share stories of Mount Baldy and learn what a gift it is
to have this neighboring mountain in our landscape. Warm treats and supplies provided.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Workshop: Adult Holiday Paint Night

 

December 3, 2021

6 PM – 8 PM 

Get in the holiday cheer an join us for an evening of mixing colors, mingling with new neighbors and magical painting guided by an enthusiastic local Artisan Yumi! Refreshments will be provided. This event is free
and only open to 21+, valid I.D. is required.

‡ Public programs and workshops require a reservation. To reserve your spot, please call (909) 395-2510

In Person

Sculpting Clay Flutes

 

November 21, 2021

12 PM – 3 PM 

Become a flute master and sculpt your own instrument. Participate in our  in-person workshop and learn something new with our museum staff. We will provide materials, instruction and plenty of creative support. Kits will be available: November 10 – 12, 2021 from 12 PM – 3 PM. Supplies are limited.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

In Person

Ontario Art Walk – An Evening at the Museum 

 

November 20, 2021

6 PM – 8 PM 

Family and friends are all invited for an evening on the courtyard with collaborative artists. Visit artist booths from local creatives in the area and learn about their artistic process. Participants are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lounge in the courtyard! 

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

In Person

Storytelling with Curator of Education

 

November 20, 2021

2 PM – 3 PM 

Meet our new Curator of Education, Miriam Valle-Mancilla and hear the story of The Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom in English and Spanish. A marvelous children’s book about how to be kind to the earth and protect our valuable resources. 

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Contar un cuento con curadora de educación

En Persona

20 de noviembre de 2021 | 2PM-3PM 

Conozca a nuestra nueva curadora de educación, Miriam Valle-Mancilla, y escucha el cuento de Somos Guardianes del agua de Carole Lindstrom en inglés y español. Un maravilloso libro para niños sobre cómo ser amable con la tierra y proteger nuestros recursos valiosos.  

Para obtener más información, llame al (909) 395-2510.

In Person

What Have We Here? – A Historical Etiquette Collection

November 6, 2021

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn about etiquette and etiquette related artifacts from local expert Maura Graber, of the Graber Olive family. Maura will pull an assortment of personal artifacts to feature in a virtual game of “What Have We Here” where you will guess the use of artifacts before learning about the history and use of each one.

In Person

Tour: Dia de los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes

(Brave Women) 

 

October 30, 2021

1 PM –3 PM 

Join us for an in-person tour of, Dia de los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women). Museum staff will share how the exhibition came to life and the significant history behind this beloved celebration.  

In Person

Dia de los Muertos: Community Altar at R. Jack Mercer Bandstand

 

October 29 –  November 2, 2021

6 PM – 7 PM 

Honor loved ones who have passed with a community altar display. You’re invited to participate and bring your special offerings to the Armstrong Community Center (1265 S. Palmetto Ave.) between October 18 – October 27 to add your story to the community altar.

Community members will have the opportunity to view the Community Altar between October 29 – November 2.

For more details click here.

Virtual Lecture

Artist Talk: Dia de los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes

(Brave Women) 

 

October 21, 2021

6 PM – 7 PM 

Join us for conversation with some of the amazing artists featured in the exhibition. The discussion will focus on the artistic process, cultural identity and honoring the important women in our lives.  

Zoom link

In Person

Fun With Printmaking

 

October 16, 2021

1 PM – 3 PM 

Take a walkthrough of our Dia de Los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes exhibition and create your own print inspired by the galleries! We will be exploring the art of printmaking and creating your own designs with the help of staff, be prepared to get messy! Free materials and instruction will be provided.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Note: This program has been updated from a previously scheduled lithography workshop.

Virtual Content

Fun With Printmaking

 

October 15, 2021

4 PM – 5 PM 

During our open hours, take a walkthrough of our Dia de Los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes exhibition and create your own print inspired by the galleries! We will be exploring the art of printmaking and creating your own designs with the help of staff, be prepared to get messy! Free materials and instruction will be provided.

Kits will be available: October 13-15, 2021 from 12 PM – 3 PM. Supplies are limited

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Note: This program has been updated from a previously scheduled lithography workshop.

Instructional Video: Zoom link

In Person

Building Buggy Homes

 

September 25, 2021

1 PM – 3 PM

Make a small wooden home for summer bugs searching for new real estate. Bug homes will be included in an outdoor garden installation for everyone to see.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

In Person

Making Clay Alebrijes: Sculpture Contest 

 

September 4, 2021

12 PM – 2PM

Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us and be part of the exhibit by creating your own alebrije. These magical creatures are thought to be an expression of your dreams and creativity. Free materials and you will have the opportunity ato enter the contest to win a prize. All sculptures will be part of our Dia de los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) exhibition. Kits will be available for pick up: September 1-3, 2021 from 12 PM – 3 PM. Supplies are limited.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Virtual Content

Making Clay Alebrijes: Sculpture Contest 

September 3, 2021

6 PM – 7 PM

Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us and be part of the exhibit by creating your own alebrije. These magical creatures are thought to be an expression of your dreams and creativity. Free materials and you will have the opportunity ato enter the contest to win a prize. All sculptures will be part of our Dia de los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) exhibition. Kits will be available for pick up: September 1-3, 2021 from 12 PM – 3 PM. Supplies are limited.

Zoom link

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Virtual Content 

Mystery Craft

Kits available August 26 – 27, 2021 from 12 PM – 3 PM

Looking for a creative challenge? Come by the Ontario Museum of History & Art and pick up one of our mystery craft bags. From block printing to sun print projects, each bag will come with a different surprise. Free kits are available to pick up August 26-27 from 12 PM – 3 PM or reserved by calling (909) 395-2510. Check out the OntarioCA.gov/VirtualCenter for video content with inspiration and techniques for using your new art supplies. 

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

In Person

Reception: 11th Biennial Ontario Open Art Exhibition

 

August 7, 2021

5 PM – 7PM

Join us as we celebrate the artists and winners of the 11th Biennial Ontario Open Art Exhibition. After a year of closure we are excited to welcome you back to the museum.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Virtual Content 

Pick-Up & Go Craft: Sidewalk Chalk

Kits available July 28 – 30, 2021 from 12 PM – 3 PM

Stay safe and craft at home with these Pick-Up & Go kits from the Ontario Museum of History & Art, available while supplies last. Each kit comes with all the supplies you will need.

For more information, please call (909) 395-2510.

Virtual Content 

Pick-Up & Go Craft: 90s Night

Kits available June 24 & 25, 2021 from 12 pm-3 pm.

Stay safe and craft at home with these Pick-Up & Go kits from the Ontario Museum of History & Art, available while supplies last. Each kit comes with all the supplies you will need. Video content with inspiration and techniques for using your new art supplies will be posted at OntarioCA.gov/VirtualCenter.

Virtual Content 

Artist Interview: Challenging Traditional Canvases with Jerry Weems

May 3, 2021 

6 PM- 7 PM  

Hear from artist Jerry Weems about how he transforms found objects into art. Learn how to look at objects from your everyday life in a new way. Be ready to ask questions about Jerry’s various inspirations and artistic techniques.

Virtual Content 

 

Exhibition Walkthrough: Ontario Open Art Exhibition

May 15, 2021 

11 AM – 12 PM  

Join us on Facebook Live @CityofOntarioCLC for a walkthrough of this year’s Ontario Open Art Exhibition hosted by the exhibition juror. Learn what set apart the winners of this year’s exhibition. During this live event, you can ask questions about the evaluation process, works in the exhibition and more!

Virtual Content 

Artist Interview: Ontario Open Art Exhibition

May 23, 2021 

11 AM – 12 PM  

All winners of the Ontario Open Art Exhibition will be invited to participate in a live webinar where they will be interviewed by the Museum’s curatorial team. Hear directly from the winners and ask them questions about their artwork and experience.  

Reservation required.

Virtual Content 

 

Cactus Craft Workshop 

 April 9, 2021 

 6 PM – 7 PM  

 Celebrate the beginning of spring with our cactus craft! Learn techniques for decorating your own papier-mâché cactus with artist Jessica Cruz and museum staff during this virtual workshop. Materials will be provided while supplies last. 

Virtual Content 

Lecture: Indigenous Foods 

April 22, 2021 

6 PM – 7 PM 

Spend Earth Day learning more about what foods are indigenous to your parts of the Earth! Co-presented with the Malki Museum, come learn more about what crops and animals are indigenous to North America and how Native peoples originally utilized those foods in their cuisine and medicines.   

About the Malki Museum: The Malki Museum is the oldest non-profit museum founded by Native Americans on a California Indian reservation and provided the inspiration for several other Indian museums. It has a unique history and is committed to preserving the cultural traditions and history of the Cahuilla Indians and other California Indian tribes. 

Virtual Content 

Exhibition Walkthrough for Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil at Tule Lake

March 7, 2021 

10 AM  – 11 AM 

Join us on Facebook Live @CityofOntarioCLC for a walkthrough of the Art of Survival exhibition and learn more about Civil Rights Leader Fred Korematsu. Korematsu and other Japanese Americans were forced to live in incarceration camps during World War II. Museum staff will discuss the mass removal of Japanese Americans through the powerful photography of Hiroshi Watanabe. 

IMAGE CREDITS: Lee, Russell, Los Angeles, California. The evacuation of Japanese-Americans from West coast areas under United States Army war emergency order. Japanese try to sell their belongings. Form Security Administration/Office of War Information, (Library of Congress) 4/942. Reproduction Number: LC-USF34-072258-D – Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

 

Virtual Content 

Celebrate Your Creativity Workshop 

March 18, 2021 

6 PM – 7 PM 

Calling all artists to explore expressive methods of art making with us in our virtual Museum studio! Beginning to experienced artists are invited to experiment with art materials and techniques. Receive step-by-step guidance from artist-educators of the Tierra del Sol Studios! Art supply packets with basic materials and a list of optional items you may have at home will be available while supplies last.  

About Tierra del Sol: A non-profit organization founded in 1971, Tierra’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to fulfill their potential and desire to become productive citizens who are accepted, included, and valued for the contributions they make to the economic, civic and cultural vitality of the community. They are actively working towards the day when people with any type of disability are fully recognized as an integral part of our community as neighbors, co-workers, and contributors. 

Virtual Content 

Lecture: The Harada House – A Story of Endurance and Preservation 

March 27, 2021 

1 PM – 2 PM 

Join us for a presentation by Lisa Masengale, the Museum of Riverside’s Curator of Historic Structures, to learn about the Harada family, their house and the ongoing effort to share this story of endurance and preservation.   

Located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Riverside, CA, The Harada House embodies a critical historical chapter of Japanese American life and the quest for American citizenship and civil rights in the 20th century. The 1913 California Alien Land Law made immigrants ineligible for citizenship and thus prevents them from owning property. Japanese Immigrants Jukichi and Ken Harada purchased the house in 1915 under the names of their American-born children and a landmark court battle ensued.

 

Virtual Content 

Clay Planter Workshop

February 11, 2021 

6 PM – 7 PM 

Have a succulent in need of a new pot? This is your chance to make a clay planter without a pottery wheel. Museum staff will demonstrate the pottery coil method. 

Virtual Content 

Lecture: Biddy Mason

February 20, 2021 

11 AM – 12 PM

Learn more about the life and legacy of Bridget “Biddy” Mason, who was born enslaved but won her freedom after being brought to San Bernardino. She became a landowner, doctor, founder of the first African American church, and philanthropist. 

Virtual Content 

Crafting Yarn Friend

January 11, 2021 

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Children have been making yarn dolls for the past few centuries. Now you can learn how to make them too! Join museum staff on zoom to learn how to create your own friend out of yarn.  

Virtual Content 

Exhibit Conversations: Reflections

January 21, 2021 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join the exhibition a curatorial team for a conversation focused on Women of Color in the arts.   

Photo credit: I Guess We’re Not Your Type by Leah Knecht, 2020. 

 

 

 

Virtual Content 

Welcome to OntarioMusuem.org 

December 3, 2020 

6 PM  7 PM 

Docents, volunteers and museum family! Join our new Curator of Education for an exclusive virtual tour of our new website. Learn how to find videos of past, current and upcoming exhibits and how to sign up for future programming.

 

Virtual Content 

Printmaking Holiday Cards

December 10, 2020 

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Let your friends and family know how well you are doing this holiday season by sending them a beautiful hand-crafted card. Follow along on Zoom while our staff show how easy printmaking can be! While supplies last.  

 

Virtual Content 

Exhibition Conversation with Artist Rebecca Hamm

December 17, 2020 

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Join the exhibition curatorial team on Zoom for a conversation with artist Rebecca Hamm on her new exhibition, Law of Nature.

Photo credit: Rebecca Hamm, The Burden of Flies, acrylic on paper, 2020. 

 

Virtual Content 

Archives Bazaar Virtual Exhibit hosted by LA as Subject

Saturday, October 17, 2020  

The Archives Bazaar’s Virtual Exhibit premieres on Saturday, October 17 on the LA as Subject website. The theme of this year’s virtual exhibit is the idea of “home” in the Greater Los Angeles area. An image from our collections is featured in the virtual exhibit.  Be the first to visit the online archive and learn more about local history!  

About the Archives Bazaar: LA as Subject is an alliance of archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. Hosted by LA as Subject, the Archives Bazaar will be entirely virtual. The Archives Bazaar encapsulates the spirit of showcasing L.A. archives “All Day. All in one Place.” through engaging programs, online exhibits, and virtual tours. 

R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand Día de los Muertos Community Altar  

Friday, October 30 – Monday November 2, 2020

Euclid Avenue, between C and D streets Ontario, CA 91762

Honor loved ones who have passed with a community altar display. Please do not provide valuable items or family heirlooms. We highly encourage photographs or replaceable items. The altar will be displayed at the R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand located at C Street and Euclid Avenue in Ontario.

Drop-off all offerings at the Armstrong Community Center 1265 S. Palmetto Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. Items may be picked up after the event at the same location. Please do not bring items to the altar site.

Drop-off dates: Monday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 27 (No drop-off 10/24 or 10/25)

Pick-up dates: Tuesday, November 3 – Friday, November 6

For questions and guidelines, visit OntarioCa.gov/SpecialEvents or call the Armstrong Community Center at (909) 395-2020.

Monster Mash ‘N Dash Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat

Friday, October 30, 2020

4 PM – 6 PM

Visit the Museum’s Curbside Cauldron on Friday, October 30, between 4 PM – 6 PM. All children under the age of 17 will receive a trick-or-treat bag while supplies last! Decorate your vehicle or come in costume and you will be given an extra spooky prize! For more information, call (909) 395-2020 or visit OntarioCA.gov/SpecialEvents.

Virtual Content 

Día de los Muertos: Family Discovery Day

Sunday, November 1, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Gather your family around the computer to celebrate this year’s Family Discovery Day! Join museum staff as we bring you Día de los Muertos themed craft ideas, a live walkthrough of our Dia de los Muertos: Journey of the Butterflies exhibit, curatorial interviews about creating the museum’s ofrenda commemorating lost pets, and MORE through Zoom.  For more information, call (909) 395-2510.