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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Gyotaku: The Art of Printing Fish with Dwight Hwang and Michael VanHartingsveldt
Online via Zoom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Members Only
Free

All museum members are invited to join us for a virtual gyotaku printing demonstration by artist Dwight Hwang. In addition, Michael VanHartingsveldt, curator of Soot and Water: Gyotaku Records of Catalina will explain the history of gyotaku and give a virtual tour of the exhibition. We'll also showcase the printmaking skills of Avalon students. 

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Family Free Day
Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
10 am - 5 pm
Please Note: This and all future events are tentative. Information will be updated as we get closer to the event or if/when restrictions are lifted.

Family Free Days at the Catalina Island Museum are intended to inspire the next generation of museum visitors. This date is also the final day to view the Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray exhibition. Up to two adults may each claim a free ticket when accompanied by a visitor 17 or younger. Each free adult ticket is only valid on the day of the event. 

 

Visitors 15 and younger are always free at the Catalina Island Museum. Four Family Free Days are offered each year.

 
Friday, October 2, 2020
First Friday Films: Young Frankenstein
Ackerman Family Amphitheater 
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Rated PG
Please Note: This and all future events are tentative. Information will be updated as we get closer to the event or if/when restrictions are lifted.

This 1974 Mel Brooks comedy horror film stars Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr and more. In the film, respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor, Inga and the fearsome Frau Blücher. After he creates his own monster, new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth.

According to the critics the film was made with obvious affection for the original and is a riotously silly spoof featuring a fantastic performance by Gene Wilder.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Titanic Exhibition Premiere and Museum Benefit
Online
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to our annual museum benefit which coincides with the opening of our premiere exhibition for the year Titanic: Real Artifacts, Real People, Real Stories

 

Critical support is needed for the Catalina Island Museum now more than ever. Be the very first to view high caliber Titanic exhibition, virtually mingle with special guests and as always, take part in the most lively, outlandish and record-breaking event of the year headed up by Captain of Ceremonies and Celebrity Auctioneer Matt Rogers. 

Exciting announcements are coming soon!

Friday, November 6, 2020
First Friday Films: A Night to Remember
Ackerman Family Amphitheater 
6:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
Not Rated
Please Note: This and all future events are tentative. Information will be updated as we get closer to the event or if/when restrictions are lifted.

This 1958 historical  drama is an adaptation of Walter Lord's best-selling book recounting the final night of the RMS Titanic. The film shows a wide-ranging view of the ship’s launch, ill-fated maiden voyage and that fateful night of April 14, 1912, when the "unsinkable" ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. 

This film has long been regarded as the high point by Titanic historians and survivors alike for its accuracy.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Seaplanes of Avalon
Online via Zoom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Members Only
Free

Do you miss the seaplanes of Catalina, too? Join flight experts, view vintage flight films and take a virtual field trip as we remember the bygone era of seaplane flight. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, December 27, 2020
Family Free Day
Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
10 am - 5 pm
Please Note: This and all future events are tentative. Information will be updated as we get closer to the event or if/when restrictions are lifted.

Family Free Days at the Catalina Island Museum are intended to inspire the next generation of museum visitors. Up to two adults may each claim a free ticket when accompanied by a visitor 17 or younger. Each free adult ticket is only valid on the day of the event. 

 

Visitors 15 and younger are always free at the Catalina Island Museum. Four Family Free Days are offered each year.

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