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Fresno Art Museum


address  2233 N. First St.
 Fresno, CA  93703
phone (559) 441-4221
hours Thu.-Sun. 11 am-5 pm
general adm $10, $5 ages 6-17, free to ages 5 and under
www.fresnoartmuseum.org

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Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

Art Show, Museum, Prints
This powerful exhibition was created by McLane High School's award-winning Art Venture Academy students in 2014-2015 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Includes large-scale woodblock prints depicting historical events from the Civil War to the 1960s. Included in the exhibition will be 10 4-by-8-foot panels printed using woodblocks depicting scenes and text from Freedom Summer; a three-dimensional bus with African American historial figures and scenes symbolizing the Freedom Riders; film documentaries about civil rights stories; and spoken-word performances exploring themes of identity.
fbart; fbseven; Exhibition; prints; wood blocks; Mississippi; civil rights; 1964; McLane High School; Art Venture Academy; Fresno Art Museum
www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 3/30/17 - Sun 4/2/17 at 11am-5pm 

Hung Liu: Scales of History

Art Show, Museum, Painting
Born in Changchun, China, in 1948 and raised during the Maoist regime, Hung Liu studied mural painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing before emigrating to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego. As a painter, she challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Her paintings utilize prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners as subjects, reinventing the moments captured through a lens and simultaneously acknowledging the passing of time and breathing new life into faded memories. A two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in painting, Liu's works have been exhibited extensively and collected by many institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. She is a Professor Emerita at Mills College, where she has taught since 1990. The Fresno Art Museum is proud to present Hung Liu as the Council of 100's Distinguished Woman Artist of 2016.
fbseven; fbart; Painting; China; rendition; historical Chinese photographs; Hung Liu
www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 3/30/17 - Sun 4/2/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/6/17 - Sun 4/9/17 at 11am-5pm 

Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

Art Show, Museum, Prints
This powerful exhibition was created by McLane High School's award-winning Art Venture Academy students in 2014-2015 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Includes large-scale woodblock prints depicting historical events from the Civil War to the 1960s. Included in the exhibition will be 10 4-by-8-foot panels printed using woodblocks depicting scenes and text from Freedom Summer; a three-dimensional bus with African American historial figures and scenes symbolizing the Freedom Riders; film documentaries about civil rights stories; and spoken-word performances exploring themes of identity.
fbart; fbseven; Exhibition; prints; wood blocks; Mississippi; civil rights; 1964; McLane High School; Art Venture Academy; Fresno Art Museum
www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/6/17 - Sun 4/9/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/13/17 - Sun 4/16/17 at 11am-5pm 

Hung Liu: Scales of History

Art Show, Museum, Painting
Born in Changchun, China, in 1948 and raised during the Maoist regime, Hung Liu studied mural painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing before emigrating to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego. As a painter, she challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Her paintings utilize prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners as subjects, reinventing the moments captured through a lens and simultaneously acknowledging the passing of time and breathing new life into faded memories. A two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in painting, Liu's works have been exhibited extensively and collected by many institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. She is a Professor Emerita at Mills College, where she has taught since 1990. The Fresno Art Museum is proud to present Hung Liu as the Council of 100's Distinguished Woman Artist of 2016.
fbseven; fbart; Painting; China; rendition; historical Chinese photographs; Hung Liu
www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/13/17 - Sun 4/16/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/20/17 - Sun 4/23/17 at 11am-5pm 

Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

Art Show, Museum, Prints
This powerful exhibition was created by McLane High School's award-winning Art Venture Academy students in 2014-2015 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Includes large-scale woodblock prints depicting historical events from the Civil War to the 1960s. Included in the exhibition will be 10 4-by-8-foot panels printed using woodblocks depicting scenes and text from Freedom Summer; a three-dimensional bus with African American historial figures and scenes symbolizing the Freedom Riders; film documentaries about civil rights stories; and spoken-word performances exploring themes of identity.
fbart; fbseven; Exhibition; prints; wood blocks; Mississippi; civil rights; 1964; McLane High School; Art Venture Academy; Fresno Art Museum
www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/20/17 - Sun 4/23/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/27/17 - Fri 4/28/17 at 11am-5pm 

Hung Liu: Scales of History

Art Show, Museum, Painting
Born in Changchun, China, in 1948 and raised during the Maoist regime, Hung Liu studied mural painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing before emigrating to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego. As a painter, she challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Her paintings utilize prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners as subjects, reinventing the moments captured through a lens and simultaneously acknowledging the passing of time and breathing new life into faded memories. A two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in painting, Liu's works have been exhibited extensively and collected by many institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. She is a Professor Emerita at Mills College, where she has taught since 1990. The Fresno Art Museum is proud to present Hung Liu as the Council of 100's Distinguished Woman Artist of 2016.
fbseven; fbart; Painting; China; rendition; historical Chinese photographs; Hung Liu
www.fresnoartmuseum.org/exhibitions
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/27/17 - Fri 4/28/17 at 11am-5pm 

Head to Toe: Wearable Art

Art Show, Museum, Textiles
Inspired in part by the Museum's signature fundraiser and fashion show, "Trashique," "Head to Toe: Wearable Art" features artwork that uses the human body as part of the final piece. Featuring artists from across the United States and unique creations in a variety of mediums including metallurgy, millinery, painting, woodcarving, and weaving, this exhibition explores the complex relationship of wearable art with the fashion world, the art world, and the world of craft. Wearable art acts as a method of self-expression, innovation, and is a reflection of the millennia-old human tendency to create and wear beautiful things.
fbseven; fbart
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Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 3/30/17 - Sun 4/2/17 at 11am-5pm 

Art of the Word 2

Art Show, Museum, Painting, Drawings/Works on Paper
In the "Art of the Word 2" exhibition, the Fresno Art Museum honors two Fresno literary icons and five visual artists who have illustrated their words over the past 20 years. Featured on the walls of the Contemporary Gallery are excerpted writings from children's books by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Carnegie Medalist Gary Soto and some of the illustrations their words inspired. The exhibiting artists illustrated the words of either Herrera or Soto, creating pictures to enhance the stories by the respective writer. They include non-fiction, fiction, and fantasy. The artists include Joe Cepeda ("Big Bushy Mustache" by Soto), Raúl Colón ("Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes" by Herrera), Elizabeth Gómez ("The Upside Down Boy: El niño de Cabeza" by Herrera), Susan Guevara ("Chato's Kitchen," "Chato and the Party Animals" and "Chato Goes Cruisin'" by Soto), and Ed Martinez ("Too Many Tamales" by Soto).
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Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 3/30/17 - Sun 4/2/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/6/17 - Sun 4/9/17 at 11am-5pm 

Head to Toe: Wearable Art

Art Show, Museum, Textiles
Inspired in part by the Museum's signature fundraiser and fashion show, "Trashique," "Head to Toe: Wearable Art" features artwork that uses the human body as part of the final piece. Featuring artists from across the United States and unique creations in a variety of mediums including metallurgy, millinery, painting, woodcarving, and weaving, this exhibition explores the complex relationship of wearable art with the fashion world, the art world, and the world of craft. Wearable art acts as a method of self-expression, innovation, and is a reflection of the millennia-old human tendency to create and wear beautiful things.
fbseven; fbart
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/6/17 - Sun 4/9/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/13/17 - Sun 4/16/17 at 11am-5pm 

Art of the Word 2

Art Show, Museum, Painting, Drawings/Works on Paper
In the "Art of the Word 2" exhibition, the Fresno Art Museum honors two Fresno literary icons and five visual artists who have illustrated their words over the past 20 years. Featured on the walls of the Contemporary Gallery are excerpted writings from children's books by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Carnegie Medalist Gary Soto and some of the illustrations their words inspired. The exhibiting artists illustrated the words of either Herrera or Soto, creating pictures to enhance the stories by the respective writer. They include non-fiction, fiction, and fantasy. The artists include Joe Cepeda ("Big Bushy Mustache" by Soto), Raúl Colón ("Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes" by Herrera), Elizabeth Gómez ("The Upside Down Boy: El niño de Cabeza" by Herrera), Susan Guevara ("Chato's Kitchen," "Chato and the Party Animals" and "Chato Goes Cruisin'" by Soto), and Ed Martinez ("Too Many Tamales" by Soto).
fbseven; fbart
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/13/17 - Sun 4/16/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/20/17 - Sun 4/23/17 at 11am-5pm 

Head to Toe: Wearable Art

Art Show, Museum, Textiles
Inspired in part by the Museum's signature fundraiser and fashion show, "Trashique," "Head to Toe: Wearable Art" features artwork that uses the human body as part of the final piece. Featuring artists from across the United States and unique creations in a variety of mediums including metallurgy, millinery, painting, woodcarving, and weaving, this exhibition explores the complex relationship of wearable art with the fashion world, the art world, and the world of craft. Wearable art acts as a method of self-expression, innovation, and is a reflection of the millennia-old human tendency to create and wear beautiful things.
fbseven; fbart
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/20/17 - Sun 4/23/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/27/17 - Fri 4/28/17 at 11am-5pm 

Art of the Word 2

Art Show, Museum, Painting, Drawings/Works on Paper
In the "Art of the Word 2" exhibition, the Fresno Art Museum honors two Fresno literary icons and five visual artists who have illustrated their words over the past 20 years. Featured on the walls of the Contemporary Gallery are excerpted writings from children's books by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and Carnegie Medalist Gary Soto and some of the illustrations their words inspired. The exhibiting artists illustrated the words of either Herrera or Soto, creating pictures to enhance the stories by the respective writer. They include non-fiction, fiction, and fantasy. The artists include Joe Cepeda ("Big Bushy Mustache" by Soto), Raúl Colón ("Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes" by Herrera), Elizabeth Gómez ("The Upside Down Boy: El niño de Cabeza" by Herrera), Susan Guevara ("Chato's Kitchen," "Chato and the Party Animals" and "Chato Goes Cruisin'" by Soto), and Ed Martinez ("Too Many Tamales" by Soto).
fbseven; fbart
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Price: $10, $5 ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 4/27/17 - Sun 4/30/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 5/4/17 - Sun 5/7/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 5/11/17 - Sun 5/14/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 5/18/17 - Sun 5/21/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 5/25/17 - Sun 5/28/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 6/1/17 - Sun 6/4/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 6/8/17 - Sun 6/11/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 6/15/17 - Sun 6/18/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 6/22/17 - Sun 6/25/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 6/29/17 - Sun 7/2/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/6/17 - Sun 7/9/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/13/17 - Sun 7/16/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/20/17 - Sun 7/23/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 7/27/17 - Sun 7/30/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/3/17 - Sun 8/6/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/10/17 - Sun 8/13/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 8/20/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 8/24/17 - Sun 8/27/17 at 11am-5pm 

The MAW Collection of Contemporary Mexican Art

Art Show, Museum, Painting
The Fresno Art Museum will show a recent gift of Mexican paintings and prints in the Lobby and Concourse exhibition spaces. between January 14 and April 30, 2017. The MAW Collection consists of primarily Oaxaca-based artists, and was amassed by a group of Los Angeles collectors in the 1990s through 2003. The MAW group chose to donate a part of its collection to the Fresno Art Museum because it's recognized for embracing Latin American culture and using its collection to inspire educational programs for all ages.
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Price: $10, $5 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and under
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 • Thu 3/30/17 - Sun 4/2/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/6/17 - Sun 4/9/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/13/17 - Sun 4/16/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/20/17 - Sun 4/23/17 at 11am-5pm 
 • Thu 4/27/17 - Sun 4/30/17 at 11am-5pm 

StageWorks Fresno: The Christians

Choral
Ten years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, “The Christians” is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America — and its power to unite or divide.
fbseven; theatre;performing arts
Event Info: (559) 289-6622
Price: $20-$25
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 • Fri 3/31/17 - Sat 4/1/17 at 7:30pm 
 • Sun 4/2/17 at 2pm 
 • Thu 4/6/17 - Fri 4/7/17 at 7:30pm 
 • Sat 4/8/17 at 2pm and 7:30pm 
 • Sun 4/9/17 at 2pm 

Men Who Cook .. and Some Who Don't

Art Show, Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
The Fresno Art Museum will hold this event, now in its 18th year. Over 75 chefs will be preparing sample-size servings of their signature dishes. Enjoy art in the museum and step outside to enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment by Cloudship.
fbseven; fbfood; fbetc
Event Info: (559) 441-4221
Information: http://menwhocook.brownpapertickets.com/
Price: $30 through April 1, $35 after
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Schedule
 • Sat 4/29/17 at 6pm-9pm