We begin our year by hosting the finest student artworks from the seven schools of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, including campuses in Buena Park and La Habra. Awards will be given for best drawings, paintings, sculpture, digital art, and more.
Curated by artist Rowan Harrison, Protecting Mother Earth is an exhibition about the protection and conservation of our natural environment from the perspective of Native Americans, who, as the original human inhabitants of the western hemisphere, continue to have a unique relationship with the land.
2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Volstead Act which enacted the “Great Experiment” - Prohibition. Experience prohibition, and eliminate your inhibition. Our annual ‘20s themed Speakeasy is an old time gangster’s fantasy party with flowin’ booze, a card game or two, and a room full of like-minded, fun-lovin gents and dames. It’ll really be the bee’s knees!
We’ve all heard that as the Titanic sank, the band played on. But what did they play? Hear the exact songs the Titanic Orchestra played from the White Star Lines’ songbook. Mingle with the passengers and crew and immerse yourself in the experience from beginning to...
To celebrate the silver anniversary of our Annual Motor Car Festival, the galleries will host a special limited engagement exhibition of paintings and other works by Frank Romero, Nicola Wood, Steve Metzger and others.
Stroll the lush grounds of the Muckenthaler while enjoying rare and exotic restored classics of the automotive industry. Plus food, craft beer, vendors and more!
Sensual Brazilian Jazz
We’ll have The Muck decked out like Xmas in Bedford Falls and you’ll get completely swept away with holiday spirit...in the middle of the summer.
We partner again with Gayle Heuser to raise awareness of people suffering with Alzheimer’s. Gayle, and her incredibly talented friends, will perform selections from both opera and other musical styles that garnered her a standing ovation on our stage last year!
Join us as we travel down the Mighty Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans. Meet a parcel of rogues, saloon girls, frontier’s men, gamblers, gunfighters, con men, and Southern Belles that call the river home. Dance to the live Dixieland band, try your hand at games of chance, and have a shot in the “Saloon” as we again transform The Muck into a distant location in time.
Come ye, scurvy dogs an’ winches an’ celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” at The Muck wit the rollickin’ seafarin’ band John Kraus and the Goers—the most unique and daring folk ensemble ever to sail the seas— an’ sample an assortment o’ rum in our pirate bar. Dress in yer piratical best an’ sign the articles on a voyage fer rum, Savvy?
Once again honoring the legacy of Dr. James Young, a leader in arts education in our community, and a legend at Cal State University, Fullerton—we are proud to present this year’s award to the Magoski Art Colony. Hub of Downtown Fullerton’s First Friday Artwalk, the Magoski Arts Colony has been providing an immersive exhibition experience for both the new and emerging artists and the community at large for over 8 years.
Experience an evening of Motown and Jazz with Doll Knight, an award winning vocalist from Los Angeles, CA. Knight can be heard on many TV shows writing and performing songs for shows such as Hemlock Grove, Parenthood, and more. Dallas Kruse is an award-winning producer with GRAMMY and Billboard #1 artists under his belt.
Tony-nominee Sharon McNight tips her hat to the late, great, legendary ladies of song and a celebration of the “Wizard of Oz”! From Patsy Cline to Aretha Franklin, McNight pays tribute with great music, funny stories and insightful anecdotes. It’s inspiring, infectious and too much fun!
Join Edgar Allan Poe as he sets the mood for Halloween with the spookiest tales and anecdotes from his life.
The grandchild of one of Zapata’s revolutionary soldiers and a traditional Mayan shaman, Heriberto Luna embraces his colorful Mexican ancestry in dazzling paintings that draw inspiration from pre-Columbian art and culture. Patterns with roots in ancient temple hieroglyphics assemble to form hummingbirds, jaguars, and the mythical beings who mediate between humans and the powerful forces of the natural world.
For over thirty years artist Ann Phong has contemplated her own personal cross-cultural and trans-Pacific journey from her native Vietnam to California through paintings that often include found objects. Her work from the last decade reflects her concern for the world’s imperiled natural environment.
The personal and artistic passions of the only woman who ever tried to tame Legendary Muralist Diego Rivera, Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky, and the patriarchal world of art. See where she failed and where she triumphed. Embrace her legacy.
Broadway Musical Singer, Actor, Robert Yacko has been enjoying a long and robust career on the musical and non-musical stage for decades. The Broadway veteran will celebrate the music of several different composers and lyricists as he recounts his own career and experiences in the theatre.
Grammy-winner Laura Dickinson returns with VYBRATION - versatile and in-demand vocalists who pioneer modern music projects. Plus! Vybration is Southern California's hottest contemporary a cappella sextet, singing pop music spanning from the 1960's to today. Special opening by Voices of Hope Children's Choir 2018 finalists on America's Got Talent!
Accounting for over twenty percent of prisoners in the world, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration per capita than any other nation. This group exhibition will explore artistic themes of personal and societal oppression and liberation, photography documenting the sometimes cathartic stories and experiences of people in prison arts programs, as well as artwork by prisoners themselves.
It’s the 1930s, join us for the second voyage of the S.S. MUCKENTHALER as we journey up the Nile to the dig-site of famous archaeologist, Dr. Stanley Templeton. Dance the night away to Janet Klein with Tim Gill & His All-Star Swing Band and dine in high style on deck under the stars! Dress in your 1930s best and bid on treasures as we create another themed evening at The Muckenthaler.
This group exhibition will explore artistic themes of personal and societal oppression and liberation, photography documenting the sometimes cathartic stories and experiences of people in prison arts programs, as well as artwork by prisoners themselves.
Dr. Young spent more than 40 years in and around this area, including his time with the CSUF Department of Theatre and Dance, promoting the performing arts to children and teenagers. We will honor Executive Producers of McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby McCoy, for their many contributions to the arts in Orange County.
On this, the 41st anniversary of Elvis’ death, we’re going to take you to Las Vegas and celebrate not just the King, but his imaginary “concert of mutual friendship” with Welshman Tom Jones. And to make it even more like Vegas, there’s even a completely appropriate opening act TBA.
Lead guitarist from Paul McCartney and Wings, Grammy winning Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.
Mark your calendars for the chance to bathe yourself in nostalgic syncopation and rhythmic Americana. The stars of RagFest 2017 and previous festivals will dazzle you with intricate pianistics and entertain you with songs and ragtime on a variety of instruments
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the practice of yoga surrounded by artwork in the Muckenthaler Sun Gallery. All levels welcome to join our Vinyasa flow, which integrates breath with movement.
Janet Birch Instructor
Classes Offered On A Donation Basis
$10 Suggested Contribution
“The very heart of yoga practice is 'abyhasa' – steady effort in the direction you want to go.”