first wednesday
Mother's Day

January 4, 2017
Free to members, $5 non-members

Join us for a special showing of "Mother's Day," a 1940s experimental black and white short film directed by James Broughton. This film stars Marion Osborn Cunningham, a notable artist whose family commemorated her early passing by donating the funds to build the Cunningham Memorial Gallery, which became the Bakersfield Museum of Art.  

About the Program:
On the first Wednesday of every month, BMOA offers unique insight into the artistic culture of Bakersfield inside and outside of the museum with special guest lecturers, artists, and behind the scenes looks at art programs and exhibitions. 

Upcoming Programs:
February 1, 2017 - Norton Simon Museum Excursion
Take a trip with us to visit the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA. Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets on sale now at