North Wing Galleries

California Art from The Permanent Collection

Eight galleries in the North Wing will be dedicated to showcasing the vast variety of oil and watercolor paintings, prints and drawings in The Hilbert Collection, from the late 1800s through today.

South Wing Galleries

Millard Sheets: California Master

Perhaps the most celebrated of California 20th-century artists, Millard Sheets (1907-1989) could do it all: painter, muralist, mosaicist, designer and teacher. His work is represented here by a selection of 40 original paintings.

South Wing Galleries

A Matter of Style: Modernism in California Art

The groundbreaking impact of Modernism on the California art in the 20th century, with works from Agnes Pelton, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Roger Kuntz, Helen Lundeberg, Conrad Buff and others.

Cinema Arts Galleries

Mary Blair’s Wonderland: Imagining Disney’s Alice

This ultimate Alice tribute to Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978), encompasses both Blair’s Alice in Wonderland concept art and original Alice art by other Disney illustrators.

North Wing Galleries

Same Place, Another Time: Views of Orange County

Since the early 20th century, Orange County has been a favorite location for artists to portray, from its shorelines and beaches to its farmland, towns and cities. These paintings showcase the beauty and cultural shifts of OC.

James L. and Lynne P. Doti Gallery of American Illustration

Norman Rockwell: Capturing the American Spirit

Select original paintings, drawings and artist prints by the beloved illustrator and classically American visual storyteller, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) from The Hilbert Collection and on loan from the Bank of America Collection.

Founders Gallery of Native American Art

Eye Dazzlers: Marvels of Navajo Weaving from the Hilbert Collection

Blankets woven by Navajo women in the 1800s and 1900s, and known for their vibrant colors, intricate patterns and bold, geometric forms.

South Wing Galleries

Emigdio Vasquez: Works from the Fred Ortiz Collection

A collection of original social-realist paintings by Emigdio Vasquez (1939-2014) memorializing the acclaimed California Chicano artist, muralist and teacher.

Founders Gallery of American Design

Art of the Airwaves: Radios from the Hilbert Collection

Vintage radio takes on a bold new meaning with this collection of Bakelite and plastic shelf and tabletop radios from the 1930s to the 1950s designed by some of the top industrial artists in the world.

Burra Family Community Room

Messengers of Memory: A 25-Year Retrospective

This special curated exhibition highlights 25 years of prize-winning student artwork, prose, poetry, and film entries in the annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest.


Come explore the newly expanded Hilbert Museum of California Art and these opening exhibitions!

The Hilbert Museum recommends FREE online reservations for entry. Guests who arrive without a reservation will be assisted by our staff as available and admitted as space permits.

We look forward to seeing you!