art after dark

Join us on the last Thursday of the month from February through October for an after-hours art experience featuring fine art, entertainment, and drinks at Kern County’s only accredited art museum.

Art After Dark is a program presented in partnership with the Bakersfield Young Professionals and supported by Moneywise.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
FREE Members
$5 Non-Members



In 1968 Ethan Russell was a young American with a Nikon camera living in London and aspiring to become a writer. Just a few years later he was one of the foremost rock photographers in the world with subjects like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Who. This limited exhibition is a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with someone who witnessed rock and roll history in the making.


Open Letter: Recent time-based work by art students from CSU, Bakersfield.

In Open Letter, upper division art students use video and performance to diffuse complex issues of identity, experience, loss, and growth.  Open Letter includes video work by Deanna Barahona, Naomi Carrizales, Maryah Chester, Andrelle Garcia, Nathaniel Green, Jimena Jimenez, Faith Lewis, and Sam Tomasello

TOP RIGHT: Ethan Russell, 05. JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO “CAT” ENGLAND, 1968, Photograph © Yoko Ono. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
TOP Left: Ethan Russell, JIMI HENDIRX AND MICK TAYLOR BACKSTAGE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, 1969, Photograph Copyright © Ethan Russell. All rights reserved.
BOTTOM: Ethan Russell, KEITH RICHARDS TITLE EXITS "THE STARSHIP", 1972, Photograph Copyright © Ethan Russell. All rights reserved.