Gallery

1888 Center exhibitions celebrate the creative culture and history of Southern California through contemporary installations and photo archive collections. Through collaboration, we apply the art of visual storytelling to study the past to make sense of the present and shape our future.

  • Existential Wonderings

      These works reflect artist Mike Stilkey’s perusals and introspective explorations into the nature of existence. The images call into question the reality that we perceive and contrast our version of reality with the absurd. Drawing on the mu...

  • A Livable World Full of Emotions

      Eva Armisén’s work focuses on capturing daily life and everydayness as something extraordinary, proposes a vital and optimistic look that takes us to a livable world full of emotion.     On display at the 1888 Center from Satu...

  • Memories in the Making: When Words Fail, Art Speaks

    Memories in the Making® is the signature art program of Alzheimer’s Orange County. The program has been nationally recognized for its ability to elevate the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia....

  • The Vanishing West

      The Vanishing West: Chris Darrow Photographer Chris Darrow is one of those unique creatures of the Southern California landscape. Darrow was one of the original members of the legendary 60s band, Kaleidoscope. He later joined the Nitty Gritty ...

  • Summer Camp

      Whether setting up a tent in a national forest or braiding friendship bracelets in mess hall, people connect with the notion of Summer and Camp in different ways. Inspired by the art of storytelling and the question, “what did you do thi...

  • Fine Artist + Muralist: Steve Martinez

    Steve Martinez painted a 20’ x 8’ mural in the 1888 Workshop. We want to celebrate this project, his art, and the story behind his work with a special exhibition and live podcast event....

  • conTEXT

    Two of the most powerful forms of expression are words and images. The artists exhibited in conTEXT combine the innate power of both to create their artworks. Juxtaposing the photographic image with text generates a new message uniquely their own. In...

  • Exploring the World of Philip K. Dick

      Exploring the World of Philip K. Dick showcases art based on four of the American science fiction writer’s most famous works: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, Minority Report, and The Three Stigmata of Palmer...

  • Things You Stop Seeing

      Paintings by Noah MacMillan influenced by Kevin Staniec’s novella And Then, This. Noah MacMillan is an artist, illustrator, designer and recent transplant to LA. Noah graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 with a major in...

  • About the Author

      About The Author is a homage to classic writers. Students and alumni from Laguna College of Art and Design explore the art of portraiture with unique themes from the author’s stories....

  • Covering the Classics

      Covering the Classics is an exhibition tribute to literature. Contemporary illustrators redesign the cover artwork of notable works of fiction, highlighting The Catcher in the Rye, Pride & Prejudice, 1984, among others....

  • Plaza Printing

      Richard Burnette was born in Orange on December 8, 1917. He graduated from Orange Union High School in 1936. After, he worked for the Orange Daily News. Richard served with the U.S. Army during World War II and rose to the rank of Staff......

  • The Typewriter: A Love Story

    The Typewriter: A Love Story features a richly illustrated collection of typewriter advertisements from the 1950s. This vibrant anthology of historic typewriter memorabilia originates from designer Janine Vangool’s publication The Typewriter: a...

  • Literary Destinations

    Literary Destinations features eight original works by Orange County artist Chantal deFelice. This collection of paintings highlights the intersection of books, art and travel while reflecting on each bookstore and its cultural impact on community....

  • Decades of Orange

    Decades of Orange highlights iconic places and perhaps forgotten spaces in the City of Orange, California. Featuring a collection of photographs from the archives at the Orange Public Library & History Center and in partnership with the Orange C...

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