Jim "TAZ" Evans Reception
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Jim "TAZ" Evans Reception

Please join CMATO in celebrating the opening of the museum’s Pop-Up Store, featuring rare and early works from the acclaimed artist, illustrator, and Rock Poster God, Jim “TAZ“ Evans.

TAZ will be in attendance and signing all prints purchased during this special event. A portion of the proceeds from sales help support CMATO’s art exhibitions and public programs. The reception is free and open to the public.

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POP UP STORE - Jim "TAZ" Evans
Sep
12
to Sep 29

POP UP STORE - Jim "TAZ" Evans

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Museum Store is back for a limited time, with a whole new line-up of rock and film posters from artist, illustrator and underground comics legend, Jim Evans!

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Opening September 12, our pop-up Store will feature rare and early prints from Jim's extensive and iconic poster collection, including The Foo Fighters, Beck and Queens of the Stone Age, the horror film "Jigsaw" as well as early concert posters for the Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine and more! Whether you're a collector or a music fan, you won't want to miss incredible works from this award-winning artist, Rock Poster God and RISK collaborator!

CMATO members get 10% off their purchase, and proceeds help support CMATO's art exhibitions and programs.

Visit www.cmato.org for more information and store hours. See you September 12! Gallery 319 The Oaks#museumstore #shop #dogood #rockmemorabilia #filmposters #popupstore

Images courtesy of Jim Evans.

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How to Read a Neon Sign: Adventures in Saving and Preserving LA's Neon with the Museum of Neon Art
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

How to Read a Neon Sign: Adventures in Saving and Preserving LA's Neon with the Museum of Neon Art

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Journey with neon historian and Museum of Neon Art board member, Eric Lynxwiler, as we hit the streets of Los Angeles in search of bright and brilliant neon signs. The importance of these cultural artifacts will be reviewed in an ultimate attempt to read and understand the neon of the American roadside.

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Special Live Performance with Ricky Medina - #hiphopcypher
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Special Live Performance with Ricky Medina - #hiphopcypher

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Join CMATO on Saturday, August 17, at 7:00 PM for a special live performance celebrating Kelly "Risk" Graval's solo exhibition and the four pillars of hip hop! A fusion of dance, spoken word and cypher challenges, #hiphopcypher is a music and dance journey that explores the longstanding relationship between graffiti art and hip-hop. Professional and local dancers will perform, led by Ricky Medina, adjunct professor of theater arts, California Lutheran University.

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Set against the brilliant and dazzling neon lights of Risk's graffiti and mixed-media exhibit, #hiiphopcypher highlights the key aspects of hip hop -- DJ, MC, break dancers and graffiti art -- and traces the role of graffiti within the ethos of hip-hop culture. It's an evening of hip-hop beats, vie and inventiveness unlike anything else! Following the performance, test your own hip-hop dance skills or watch and support others during this high-energy, participatory event!


Admission is free; a $5 donation is suggested:

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Mandala Mindfulness Workshop Series
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Mandala Mindfulness Workshop Series

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CMATO will present a series of mandala-making workshops with our friends at the Santa Paula Art Museum Led by art therapist and yoga instructor, Lynne Okun, “Mandala Mindfulness” will guide participants in the ancient practice of intricate pattern-making to deepen connections to their surroundings and inner self.

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Mandala Mindfulness Workshop Series
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Mandala Mindfulness Workshop Series

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CMATO will present a series of mandala-making workshops with our friends at the Santa Paula Art Museum Led by art therapist and yoga instructor, Lynne Okun, “Mandala Mindfulness” will guide participants in the ancient practice of intricate pattern-making to deepen connections to their surroundings and inner self.

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Mandala Mindfulness Workshop Series
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Mandala Mindfulness Workshop Series

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CMATO will present a series of mandala-making workshops with our friends at the Santa Paula Art Museum beginning Saturday, July 27. Led by art therapist and yoga instructor, Lynne Okun, “Mandala Mindfulness” will guide participants in the ancient practice of intricate pattern-making to deepen connections to their surroundings and inner self.

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Jazz Legend Don Randi and Quest  - Live at CMATO
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Legend Don Randi and Quest - Live at CMATO

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Don Randi and Quest! Don Randi is a composer, arranger, music director and keyboard musician. As part of the Wrecking Crew group of studio musicians, he has made hundreds of hit records in the 1960s and 1970s.Randi founded L.A.'s Baked Potato jazz club in 1970 and has released 20 jazz albums of his own, including the 1980 Grammy-nominated New Babyand 2013's Acoustimania.

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Kelly "RISK" Graval - Solo Exhibition
May
9
to Sep 4

Kelly "RISK" Graval - Solo Exhibition

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Writing under the pseudonym RISK, Graval rose to prominence as the originator of a bright, colorful, west coast graffiti style. He pioneered “hitting up the heavens” and tagging freight trains to spread his name across the country. By the early 90’s, RISK could be seen all over Los Angeles. Steeped in the commercialism of American culture, success and fame were synonymous for a young Graval.

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Fine Art in Black & White - Photography Workshop
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Fine Art in Black & White - Photography Workshop

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Join CMATO for "Fine Art in Black & White", an exploration of the process of black and white photography and what goes into creating a stunning and timeless image Presented by recognized experts, Stephanie Hogue-Davis and John C. Lewis, this presentation addresses two of the most important but rarely discussed aspects of being a true photographic artist -- capturing and creating a fine print.

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Lessons from Ansel Adams
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Lessons from Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams is one of the most acclaimed photographers of all time, but an equally important and enduring aspect of his legacy is that of a teacher and mentor to an entire generation of photographers including entrepreneur and philanthropist, Larry Janss.

Janss, whose personal collection of Adams' iconic black-and-white vistas comprises CMATO's newest exhibition, began as a student of Adams but would quickly establish a partnership and lifelong friendship, assisting the renowned photographer with numerous projects throughout the course of Adams' life.

Janss will share stories of his time spent working with Adams, including accompanying the artist on his final trip to Yosemite and witnessing first-hand Adams' technical mastery of the photographic medium, with KCLU's Lance Orozco on Thursday, February 21, exclusively at CMATO.

Free for CMATO Members

$10 Non-Members

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In Focus: Ansel Adams
Feb
21
to Sep 4

In Focus: Ansel Adams

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This exhibition is about the art of photography and the transformative impact an artist can have on an individual and society. In Lawrence Janss’ exquisite collection of Adams works, visitors will encounter the most popular landscape photographs in history.

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Reptile Round Up!
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Reptile Round Up!

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Reptile Round Up with Southwestern Herpetologist Society

Saturday, February 9, 2019 (3PM - 5PM)

at CMATO - Main Gallery

Admission Free!

Go beyond the myths and discover the reality of reptiles at Reptile Round Up, a special education presentation from our friends at the Southwestern Herpetologists Society!

Meet a tortoise, pet a lizard and learn about the habit of these colorful and gentile reptiles, the threats they face and what you can do to conserve the habitats on which they depend.

Reptile Round Up takes place in CMATO’s main gallery alongside the paintings of Kevin Sloan, whose “A Collection of Rarities” exhibit echoes a contemporary environmental about humanity’s impact on the natural world.

Come learn how nature can inspire—-and even transform—-us!

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Circles of Support Member Event - Photo L.A.
Jan
31
to Feb 3

Circles of Support Member Event - Photo L.A.

Tony Vaccaro Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography

Tony Vaccaro Courtesy of Monroe Gallery of Photography

Photo L.A. (https://www.photola.com/) at the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica runs from Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2019. This photography show --the longest running on the West Coast -- brings the best of the photography world to your doorstep with a collaborative platform that links dealers and collectors with galleries from around the globe. Internationally recognized, yet abundantly accessible, Photo L.A. cultivates connections between industry elite and up-and-coming talent alike. This year’s edition honors CMATO’s very own featured photographer, Jo Ann Callis (Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era?)

 As a Circle of Support member, you are a Platinum VIP which entitles you and one guest to the following:

  • First look privilege and opportunity to view art before the general public  (Thursday, Jan 31, 5-6 pm)

  • Opening Night Premiere Party complimentary admission (Thursday, Jan 31, 6-9 pm)

  • Access to Private VIP Vernissage on Saturday, February 2 (10-11am)

  • Special Curated Tour on Saturday, February 2 (12:30pm – 1:30pm)

  • One complimentary show catalog

  

Circles of Support Information:

Circles of Support is an essential component of the museum’s success and includes membership in our 2019 Circles of Support, a select group that represents CMATO’s strongest and most dedicated philanthropic supporters.

Member privileges encompass engaging cultural and social events, including special access to private collections and studio visits with contemporary artists, and invitations to members-only exhibition previews and evening receptions. Members of the Chairman’s and Director’s Circle will also attend a private reception that will feature a 2019 State of the Museum update by our Chairman, Tony Principe.

I hope you will join us in making CMATO both a major art destination as well as a fun and engaging personal experience! 

Thank you for supporting the dynamic exhibitions, events and programs that bring our mission to life.


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Circles of Support Member Event - LA Art Show
Jan
23
to Jan 27

Circles of Support Member Event - LA Art Show

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 Circle of Support Members:

The Los Angeles Art Fair season is fast approaching and we are delighted to be able to provide our Circle of Support members exclusive VIP access to the hottest shows Los Angeles has to offer.

 LA Art Show (laartshow.com), at the LA Convention Center, runs from Jan. 23 – 27, 2019. This mega-show is the largest of the LA art fairs and features modern and contemporary works from more than 100 galleries around the world displayed in over 200,000-square-feet of exhibition space.

 As a Circle of Support member, you are a VIP Red Card Guest which entitles you to the following: 

  •  Invitation to Special Collectors’ Preview 

  • Opening Night Premiere Party complimentary admission

  • First look privilege and opportunity to view and purchase art before the general public

  • One complimentary show catalog (while supplies last, valued at $25)

  • Invitation to parties and events reserved for VIPs

  • Access to CITIGOLD VIP Lounge during regular show days and hours

  • Unlimited admission to the LA Art Show during regular show days and hours

To get your VIP Red Card, please email Florencia Glas at fglas@cmato.org

 

Circles of Support Information:

Circles of Support is an essential component of the museum’s success and includes membership in our 2019 Circles of Support, a select group that represents CMATO’s strongest and most dedicated philanthropic supporters.

Member privileges encompass engaging cultural and social events, including special access to private collections and studio visits with contemporary artists, and invitations to members-only exhibition previews and evening receptions. Members of the Chairman’s and Director’s Circle will also attend a private reception that will feature a 2019 State of the Museum update by our Chairman, Tony Principe.

I hope you will join us in making CMATO both a major art destination as well as a fun and engaging personal experience! 

Thank you for supporting the dynamic exhibitions, events and programs that bring our mission to life.

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