Current Exhibitions

The Bakersfield Museum of Art proudly presents the following Exhibitions:


Astrid Preston: Poetics of Nature

September 7, 2017 - March 24, 2018

Los Angeles based, Swedish born painter Astrid Preston has explored the real and invented landscape for over 30 years. Her work elegantly deals with aesthetic naturalism, remaking urban and rural wilderness into provocative, satisfying tapestries of life and crafted utopias. Her work has consistently taken technical and philosophical risks, establishing Preston as a leader in the realm of contemporary landscape painting.


Javier Carrillo: Nuestros Ojos

August 21, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Los Angeles based artist Javier Carrillo’s work depicts close friends, family members and his own life experiences. Highlighting the artist’s ability to fluidly transition between oil painting and reductive linocuts, the work on display in Nuestros Ojos depicts specific realities and cultural references to life as a Mexican-American.


Gwynn Murrill: Early Wood Sculptures 1968-1985

August 14, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Los Angeles based sculptor Gwynn Murrill is known for her depiction of animals which are simultaneously abstract and figurative representations of each subject. This exhibition highlights the early wood sculptures by Murrill where each form is delicately created to nearly lifelike proportions and allows the artist to explore and reinterpret line and shape.

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