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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Presents On Location in Malibu 2015

July 30, 2015  | 1 min read

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art presented On Location in Malibu 2015: Paintings by the California Art Club from May 23 to August 2.

The exhibition was the sixth in a series of triennial exhibitions that began in 1999. It consisted of over 60 paintings of Malibu created by more than 30 artist-members of the California Art Club, the oldest continually operating art association in the state. Many were produced over the past year especially for this exhibition.

The paintings on display captured Malibu’s startling variety of picturesque scenery, from idyllic beaches to craggy canyons and mountains. They included busy thoroughfares such as the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, as well as remote canyon hideaways.

For the past year, these artist-members have been visiting Malibu to not only capture what the unique community means to them, but also document how the diverse scenery has changed over the years. Their works—many painted on location—reveal that this oceanside paradise is a complex place with many moods and identities. These contemporary-traditional fine artists are documenting on canvas how the world is evolving around us, while exploring modern messages and concerns, ranging from the environment and preservation efforts to social and spiritual messages.