Past Exhibitions
For details on past exhibitions, please click on the exhibition title below.

Winter/Spring 2023

Nathan Oliveira: Rare Works from the Private Collections of His Children
February 11 to June 25, 2023
Bruce Beasley: A New Direction, Aurai Wall Works & Sculpture
February 11 to June 25, 2023
Arthur Dyson, Organic Architect: A Retrospective, 1960 to Present
February 11 to June 25, 2023
Remaking Boundaries: Caroline Harris & Cay Lang from the Permanent Collection
February 11 to June 25, 2023
Art of the Word: Light for All featuring the illustrations of Raúl Colón from the book by Margarita Engle
July 30, 2022 to June 25, 2023

Summer/Fall 2022

A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes
July 30, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Kim Abeles: A Survey
   Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist for 2022
July 30, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Winter/Spring 2022

Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | From the Bank of America Collection
February 5 to June 26, 2022
Ansel Adams: 120 Years
February 5 to June 26, 2022
Reports to the Contrary: A Persistent Vision - Paintings 1971-2021 by Chester Arnold
February 5 to June 26, 2022
Art of the Word: Celebrating Differences |  Featuring the illustrations of Rafael López from the book Just Ask by Sonia Sotomayor
July 31, 2021 to June 26, 2022

2020/2022 (COVID-19 season II)
Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day 
July 2020 to January 9, 2022 (Extended!)
Here She Stands: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection 
July 2020 to January 9, 2022 (Extended!)
Delicious: The Art of Food
July 2021 to January 9, 2022
Impressions of Bohemia: Portraits by Jack Coughlin
January 25, 2020 to January 9, 2022 (Extended!)

2019/2021 (COVID-19 season)
Gifted: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919–1956
January 25, 2020 to June 28, 2020
A Family Dynamic: Richard Amend, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, and Wyatt Amend
July 20, 2019 to June 2021 (Extended!)
Will Bullas: M is for Masterpiece
July 20, 2019 to June 2021 (Extended!)

Summer/Fall 2019
July 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Carmen Hoyos: The Path
Heather Wilcoxon, HER TRUTH: Selected Works 1995-2019
    Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist 2019
Nick Potter: Constructed Utopias
Katie O'Leary: A Natural History of Collage

Winter/Spring 2019
February 2 to June 23, 2019

BIG: Oversized works form the Permanent Collection
Bryan David Griffith: Rethinking Fire
Gary Geiger: On the Road Again
Coiled and Twined: California Native American Baskets from the Permanent Collection
Tell Me Another Story
 (Opened July 14, 2018)

Summer/Fall 2018 
July 14 through January 6, 2019

KAY SEKIMACHI Master Weaver: Innovations in Forms and Materials - Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist 2018
Jenne Giles: Americana
Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964
Rollin Pickford: California Light
Guy Diehl: Still Life Tradition

Winter/Spring 2018
January 27 to June 10, 2018

David Tom: Rockfowl and Other Wonders
Marcos Dorado: immigrant me
California Nature: 2018 Hanna S. Barsam Photography Invitational
Holly Lane: Indwelling Nature
Tell Me a Story
 (opened May 20, 2017)

Fall 2017
September 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Joan Schulze: Celebrating 80 - Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist 2017
The AID Memorial Quilt: The NAMES Project Foundation
Tell Me a Story (go to Winter/Spring 2018)

Summer/Fall 2017
May 20, 2017 to January  2018

Maurice Cohen: Order in Complexity
Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions
Tell Me a Story (go to Winter/Spring 2018)

Summer 2017
MAY 20 to AUGUST 27, 2017

NANCY YOUDELMAN: Fashioning a Feminist Vision 1974 to 2017
Tell Me a Story (go to Winter/Spring 2018)

Winter/Spring 2017
JANUARY 20 to APRIL 30, 2017

The MAW Collection of Contemporary Mexican Art

Fall/Winter/Spring 2016/17
September 23, 2016 to April 28, 2017

Hung Liu:  Scales of History
Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964
Art of the Word 2
Head to Toe:  Wearable Art


Fall 2016
September 23, 2016 to January, 2017 

The Making of a Mural (Francisco Letelier)
The Student Mural Project & A Tribute to Francisco Vargas

Summer 2016
May 20 to August 28 (except as noted)

Fiber Art Master Works 
Rendering Homage: Portraits of a Patron 
Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi: Collection of Forrest Merrill 
Imaginary Worlds (opened September 25, 2015)
Mexican Folk Art

Winter/Spring 2016
January 22 to May 1, 2016 

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray
Anne Scheid: Body/Land III
Sonia Romero: Printmaker
Richard G. Freitas: Promise Land
RAD Fresno State Women

Fall 2015
September 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016 

Margaret Lazzari, Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Art for 2015 
Hanna S. Barsam Photography Invitational:  Urban California
Ron Wigginton with Morris Graves: from The Lake 
Bob Nugent:  Insetos 

Summer 2015
May 15 to August 30, 2015 (except as noted)

GRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE: Six Decades of Printmaking:  Karl Albert Kasten (1916-2010)
Bob Kolbrener: In Real Time, Celebrating 50 Years in Photography 
Leo Politi:  Moy Moy (January 23 to August 30, 2015)
The Abstract Spirit: Etchings from the Permanent Collection (January 23 to August 30, 2015)
Seiji Kunishima:  From the Permanent Collection

Winter/Spring 2015
January 23 to April 26, 2015 

1915-2015: Tradition, Legacy, Culture:  Commemorating the 100th Year Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Matt Black:  From Clouds to Dust

The Abstract Spirit: Etchings from the Permanent Collection

Fall 2014
September 26, 2014 to January 4, 2015 

Mildred Howard: Collective Memory
The AIDS Memorial Quilt:  The NAMES Project Foundation 
Gallery 25:  40th Year Anniversary
Platinum:  Photography of Tom Millea

Summer 2014 
May 15 to August 24, 2014 

Norman Rockwell:  Lithographs from the Permanent Collection
Ethan Russell:  Best Seat in the House
Rock On... Photography of Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal and Jason DeBord
Wilderness:  Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act 
Annette Corcoran:  Fantastical Form 
(through January 4, 2015)

Winter/Spring 2014
January 24 to April 27, 2014

Traditions of the West:  Honoring 100 Years of the Clovis Rodeo
Joseph DeLappe:  Social Tactics
Art of the Word (through January 4, 2015) 

Fall 2013
September 27, 2013 to January 5, 2014 

C. Normart:  50 Years of Downtown
#Downtown Visions
Ann Page:  Selected Experiments (1971 to 2012)
The Extraordinary Familiar:  Beth Van Hoesen and Mark Adams
Ansel Adams:  Mountain, Coast & Desert (through August 24, 2014) 

Summer 2013
May 17 to September 1, 2013

Emmy Lou Packard:  Diego, Frida & Me (through January 5, 2014)
Sonya Rapoport's ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS? (through January 5, 2014)
Addicott Collection
David Ligare:  River/Mountain/Sea
Pose, Gesture, Image:  IDENTITY
Classical Impulse 
Trashique 2013

Winter/Spring 2013
January 24 TO April 28, 2013

Eclectic:  A Section of Women Artists of Central California 
Ends of Utopia

Fall 2012
September 28, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Soul Calling:  A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Diaspora 
Threads of Life:  The Art of Houa Vang
In the Garden of Delight:  Adornments by Arline Fisch
Stickwork:  The Environmental Art of Patrick Dougherty
Ansel Adams' Born Free and Equal:  Photographs from the Manzanar Relocation Camp, 1943-1944

Summer 2012
May 31 to September 2, 2012

Renzi:  Art, Life, Legacy
Fig Tree Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Esmeralda & Nye:  Photography by Bruce Haley
Hardy Hanson:  1935 to 2012
Ynez Johnston: From the Museum's Permanent Collection

Winter/Spring 2012
January 19, 2012 to May 6, 2012 

Sikhs:  Legacy of the Punjab
Nights in the Square:  Revolution in Egypt
Edges:  From the California Contemporary Art Collective
Ad Infinitum: The Sculpture of Raphael X. Reichert
Visual Metaphors: The Photography of Richard Garrod

Fall 2011
August 28, 2011 to January 6, 2012 

Geography of Memory:  Land, Nature, and Spirit in the works of Amalia Mesa-Bains, 1991-2011
Baron Bixler:  A New Pastoral:  Views of the San Joaquin Valley
Icons from the Collection of A. Stefanopoulos
Micha Langer's Lost Lake and Beyond:  Photo Impressions

Summer 2011
May 20 to July 31, 2011

Berkeley Abstract Expressionism, 1955 to 1965
Beauty of Nature:  Meditations on Line, Shape, and Form
Copper & Bronze:  Elemental Forms

Winter/Spring 2011
The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection
Tracey Adams: Between Gesture and Geometry
Jerrie Peters:  Contemplating My Muses
Winston Boyer: 38 Years of Landscape Photography