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. Exhibitions rotate every last Thursday on a bi-monthly basis.

  • 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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