Love Always (2014) by Lisa Cabrera. Courtesy of the Ontario Museum of History & Art.
Día de los Muertos: Sharing Traditions
October 1, 2015 – November 8, 2015
Explore Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones, through our annual exhibition showcasing contemporary work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and ofrendas (altars). Admission is free.
Día de los Muertos: Sharing Traditions Saturday, October 3, 2015 (1 PM to 3 PM)
Meet the artists, enjoy live music, and participate in a drop-in art workshop. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Prohibition, Detroit, 1919, black-and-white photograph, courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University.
Spirited: Prohibition in America
November 28, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go “dry” and how did America change during this period in history? Admission is free.
This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Spirited: Prohibition in America is based on the exhibition American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, organized by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, in collaboration with Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 (1 PM to 3 PM)
Build your very own piñata with a workshop led by artist Dulce Ibarra! Materials will be provided. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Image provided by Carmen Vargas.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Learn how to create your own set of earrings in a workshop led by Mexican artist Carmen Vargas. Materials will be provided. Free for members. $5 for Non-Members. Reservations required.
Evening for Educators: Día de los Muertos
Thursday, September 24, 2015 (4:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
Learn how you can integrate the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos into your classroom curriculum. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Community Altar Workshop: George and William Chaffey
Saturday, September 26, 2015 (1 PM to 4 PM)
Contribute to the museum’s first ever community altar exhibited in our annual Día de los Muertos exhibition, dedicated to the founders of Ontario: George and William Chaffey. Bring an object to display on the altar or help make paper flowers to decorate the altar. Materials will be provided. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Lecture and Tasting: The Adventures of Chocolate
Sunday, September 27, 2015 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Join Cal State LA professor Dr. Manuel Aguilar for a lively presentation about the history of chocolate in Latin America from a spiritual, colonial and economic perspective. A small tasting of chocolate is included. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Día de los Muertos Mini-Altar Workshop
Thursday, October 8, 2015 (6 PM to 8 PM)
Participate in a mini-altar workshop in preparation for Día de los Muertos. To participate, bring a photograph of a deceased loved one and a small box. All other materials will be provided. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Conversation and Walking Tour with Artists Dan Romero and Andrea Benitez
Saturday, October 10, 2015 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
Artists Dan Romero and Andrea Benitez will share their experience of creating art followed by a guided walking tour of their art work created for public spaces. Program starts at the museum. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Highlights from the Collection: George and William Chaffey
Sunday, October 11, 2015 (2 PM to 3 PM)
Join Curator of Collections Michelle Sifuentes for a presentation of collection objects related to the founding of Ontario by George and William Chaffey. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Air Dry Clay Workshop
Saturday, October 24, 2015 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)
Calaveras (skulls) are lively symbols of Día de los Muertos. Create your own calavera made out of air dry clay with a workshop led by the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Reservations required. Free for members. $5 for Non-Members.
Family Discovery Day: Día de los Muertos
Saturday, November 7, 2015 (12 PM to 4 PM)
Celebrate Día de los Muertos through art workshops, live performances, a photo booth, and face painting for the whole family! Bring your dance shoes and learn folklorico (traditional dance from Mexico). Día de los Muertos attire strongly encouraged - Come dressed as a calaca (skeleton)! Admission is free.
Book Chat: The Great Gatsby
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
Join us for a book chat moderated by the Ovitt Family Community Library’s Assistant Director, Shawn Thrasher. Participants will share ideas and opinions about the book. Book Chat meets at the Page One Café located adjacent to the Ovitt Family Community Library. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required. Admission is free.
Graber Olive House
On-Site Touring and Tasting
Saturday, November 21, 2015 (2 PM to 3 PM)
The historic Graber Olive House is home of the world famous Graber olives grown and produced by the family since 1894. A special guided tour will take participants behind the scenes during the peak of the olive season. Tour meets at the Graber Olive House, 315 E. Fourth Street Ontario, California 91764. Reservations required. Admission is free.
For more information or reservations, please call (909) 395-2510.