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Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Fresno Art Museum reflect the culturally and artistically diverse community living in the San Joaquin Valley today. Established as a regional art center in 1948, FAM has grown into an important accredited museum and a hub for cultural activity that is a true reflection of our Valley. The Museum plays a central role as arts and history educator, presenter, and a repository for the artistic and cultural treasures of one of the fastest growing and most diverse areas of California. (You can learn more about the history of the Museum by clicking here.)

The Fresno Art Museum’s exhibition schedule offers a dynamic experience for appreciating and understanding visual arts and world cultures. Since the Museum welcomes, inspires, and educates a diverse regional audience, its significant exhibitions strive to reflect the diversity of the community. The emphasis of our exhibitions is on visual art with a focus on local and California artists whose work is relevant to our community. Most exhibitions are curated in-house and drawn from our Permanent Collection or borrowed from artists and/or private collectors.

There has long been a tradition of exhibitions with a strong focus on women artists (see Council of 100). As the Museum strives to engage more people from our diverse community, it plans to expand its exhibitions to include more interactive elements that invite and inspire greater numbers of people to participate in the Museum and become a part of a unique dynamic experience.

Explore our Past Exhibitions, Current Exhibitions, and Upcoming Exhibitions.


Exhibition underwriting opportunities are always available. Please click here for more information.

Images above: (l to r) Bonnie Peterson, Mono Lake, Brewer, and the Public Trust, 2014, embroidery on silk, 43" x 50", Courtesy of the Artist; Will Bullas, R is for Rembrandt, Watercolor on Crescent 100# illustration board, Courtesy of the Artist; Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, HandMade 2016, Painting on glass with vitreous enamels, 36” x 24”, Courtesy of the Artist© Jack Coughlin, Robert Lewis Stevensonfrom Impressions of Bohemia series1986, Etching 42/125, Gift of James and Barbara Johnson, FAM94.48.11a; Jean Ray Laury, Tiger's Garden, 1962, Stitchery on fabric, FAM63.308, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McDermott, Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Brophy, Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Brophy Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. James McGrath © Jean Ray Laury