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Upcoming Events

August

Comic Book Lecture and Workshop
Saturday, August 5, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Artist Javier Hernández, creator of El Muerto and co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo, presents his work and teaches participants how to plan, design and create a short comic book. The workshop will begin with a talk relating to the exhibit Beyond Words and how cartoonists are still using the principles of narrative storytelling. Materials will be provided. Free admission. Seating is limited. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
 
Día de los Muertos Workshop
Saturday, August 19, 2017 (12 PM to 2 PM)
Design your own Día de los Muertos ornament and enter the city-wide contest, co-hosted by the Ovitt Family Community Library, Recreation & Community Services Department and the Ontario Museum of History & Art. The winners of each age group are featured in the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit. Materials will be provided. Free admission. Seating is limited. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
 
Society of Photo-Realists Exhibit: Artist Reception
Saturday, August 19, 2017 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Meet the members of the Society of Photo-Realists featured in the exhibit. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free admission. Seating is limited. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
 
On the Dance Floor: Hip Hop and Hustle
Thursday, August 24, 2017 (6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)
Put on your dance shoes and join us for an evening of hip hop and hustle dance classes with Bre Dance Studio. All levels of dance experience are welcome! Free admission. Space is limited. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
 
Society of Photo-Realists Exhibit: Art Demonstration
Saturday, August 26, 2017 (12 PM to 4 PM)
Meet the exhibiting artists as they create in the gallery. The Society of Photo-Realists will be demonstrating their talents in person and are available for questions, discussion and sharing knowledge. Free Admission. For more information call (909) 395-2510.

September

Afternoon for Educators: Día de los Muertos
Thursday, September 14, 2017 (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
Learn about the upcoming Día de los Muertos exhibit, free docent-led tours, and how you can integrate Día de los Muertos into your curriculum. Receive a free resource packet and participate in a mini art workshop. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reservations required. Free Admission. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
 
Highlights from the Collection: Graber Olive House
Sunday, September 24, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Join the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s Curator of Collections Michelle Sifuentes and Maura J. Graber to learn about Graber Olive House, the oldest operating olive packer in the United States. Reservations Required. Free Admission. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.

Gallery Guide Training: Día de los Muertos
Saturday, September 30, 2017 (10:00 AM to 11:30 AM)
Join the Museum’s team of volunteer Gallery Guides to help engage visitors on Saturday afternoons in the Día de los Muertos exhibit. High School students and adults are encouraged to attend. To apply, fill out a Museum Volunteer application online at www.ontarioca.gov/employment. Reservation required. Free admission. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
 
Community Altar Workshop
Saturday, September 30, 2017 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Contribute to the Museum’s community altar dedicated to the everyday heroes of Ontario, as part of the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit. Bring an object to display on the altar or make a craft to decorate. Materials will be provided. Reservation required. Free admission. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.

October

Día de los Muertos Exhibit Reception
Saturday, October 7, 2017 (1 PM to 3 PM)
Celebrate the artists of the annual Día de los Muertos exhibit, showcasing contemporary work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, ofrendas (altars) and the winners from the city-wide art contest! Meet the artists, enjoy live entertainment and participate in a drop-in workshop. Free admission. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Remarks at 1:30 PM. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.
 
Día de los Muertos Headband Workshop with Stephanie Hibbard
Thursday, October 19, 2017 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Learn how to make your own floral headband to wear during Día de los Muertos and afterwards with educator Stephanie Hibbard. Cost of $5 includes materials. Reservations required. Seating is limited. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.
 
Calavera (Skull) Piñata Workshop
Saturday, October 21, 2017 (1 PM to 3 PM)
Wednesday, October 25, (6 PM to 8 PM)
Celebrate Día de los Muertos by building your very own calavera (skull) piñata with a workshop led by artist Dulce Soledad Ibarra! Materials will be provided. Free admission. Reservations required. Seating is limited. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.

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