CIM Sessions

CIM Sessions is a series of virtual offerings, experiences and online resources for all ages through the museum’s social media platforms and website designed to connect and inspire people through arts and culture. Follow along from all over the world on the museum’s social media platforms @CatalinaMuseum on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter on Fridays at 11:30 am.


“We recognize the value art and artistic expression carries during a time of need,” said Julie Perlin Lee, Catalina Island Museum Executive Director. “We are committed to preserving arts and culture and proud to make these resources accessible through digital and innovative experiences for people to connect, educate, and engage with the museum’s world-class art offerings and resources from the comfort and safety of their own home.”


Highlights of the upcoming CIM Sessions on social media include:

  • Virtual Museum Tours: Experience the #MuseumFromHome with virtual tours of the museum’s galleries and current exhibits 

  • #MuseumMomentofZen: Take a deep breath and a moment to pause with zen moments offering audiences a moment of calmness and relaxation as the museum shares calming artworks

  • Artist Social Media Takeovers and Live-Streams: Tune into the museum’s social media platforms for live-stream Q&As and interactive artist demonstrations 

  • Catalina Art Paws: While the museum may be closed to the public, experience the exhibits through the eyes of the museum’s favorite companions. Follow along behind-the-scenes on social media as Catalina’s four-legged friends explore the museum’s exhibits and offerings.

Previous CIM Sessions

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Artist Bradford Salamon joined us for our very first CIM Sessions. We spoke to him about his artwork, his participation in our 65th Anniversary Celebration, his painting that is in our permanent collection and what it is like creating art during a pandemic.

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Tuna Club member and owner of Inside Sportfishing, Michael Fowlkes joined us to talk about the history and birth of Big Game Fishing on Catalina Island and his 9-part series video project documenting this history. To learn more about Fowlkes' project, visit the link,

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Professional violinist Nicole Garcia joined us to discuss her music career, how the current landscape is affecting musicians and what the new horizon will look like for artists. She was kind enough to give us a short live performance.


Garcia has an impressive list of accomplishments. She has performed as part of the musical accompaniment ensemble at the Catalina Island Museum’s Annual Silent Film Showcase in previous years. Most recently, she appeared on television for the Oscars with Eminem and shared the stage live with Lady Gaga and The Who. 

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Harry Houdini fan and expert, John Cox joined us to talk about the magic and allure of the great magician on the 100th Anniversary of "Terror Island’s" release. Houdini's "Terror Island" was filmed at Toyon Bay on Catalina Island in 1919. During his time on the island, Houdini declared to Captain Joseph McAfee that "... Catalina was the most ideal spot that he had ever come across." He also said he intended to come back to Catalina and build a magnificent home.

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In honor of actor Rudolph Valentino and on his 125th birthday, Karie Bible joined us to talk about her role as the "woman in black" in which she visits his grave each year on the anniversary of his death. She also shared how she became a Tour Guide at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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