Current Exhibitions

The Bakersfield Museum of Art proudly presents its Fall 2016 Exhibitions, opening September 1, 2016 - January 8, 2016. Please join us for our opening reception on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 7PM-9PM. Admission is $10 for non-members, $5 for students and free to members. 

Driven by Art: Public Art Project

In honor of the Bakersfield Museum of Art's 60th Year Celebration, we are pleased to bring you Driven by Art: Public Art Project. Artists, sponsors, and volunteers have worked together to bring our community one of the largest and friendliest public art displays in Kern County. This exhibition runs from October 7, 2016 - January 6, 2017.

Edward Reep: Eight Decades of Painting

This retrospective is the most comprehensive presentation of Edward Reep’s career to date, showcasing approximately 60 paintings of his prolific and diverse output from the 1920s to the early 2000s.

Framing Edward Reep: A War Artist’s Journey to Bologna 1944-1945

Framing Edward Reep is a pictorial journey following the Allied Troops descent through the Apennines to Bologna in the wake of Bologna’s liberation from Nazi-Fascist occupation.


A Fresh Look: Children Curate from BMOA’s Permanent Collection

A group of children, ages 7-12, were selected from BMOA’s summer art camp program to give “a fresh look” at the Museum’s permanent collection. Together with Curatorial and Education staff, these children prepared this exhibition on display in the Chevron Gallery.


Celebrating 60 Years: The Life and Work of Marion Osborn Cunningham

As part of its 60th Year Celebration, BMOA will proudly share the story of Marion Osborn Cunningham (1908-1948) for whom the original gallery, which later became the Bakersfield Museum of Art, was named in 1956.