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The New Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building

The new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building represents the most ambitious construction project on Catalina Island since William Wrigley Jr. built the landmark Casino in 1929. Although one of the oldest institutions on the island, the Catalina Island Museum never had a permanent home. Designed by Marengo Morton Architects and constructed by Christopherhill Development, the new museum building is the most significant contribution to the arts and culture of Santa Catalina in the history of the island.

Front Facade
Front Facade

The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building as you approach it from Metropole Avenue, about 2 block up from Avalon Harbor.

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Gazebo and Colonnade
Gazebo and Colonnade

The Geoff C. and Alison W. Rusack Colonnade and the Patricia Grace Steele Gazebo are situated on the museum's second level. The perfect covered area to take in views of Avalon and the ocean, especially under Dale Chihuly's Aureolin Yellow Spire Chandelier.

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Roy Rose Sculpture Garden
Roy Rose Sculpture Garden

Located on our second level, guests will enjoy beautiful sculptures in the gardens surrounding the Ackerman Family Amphitheater.

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Museum Store
Museum Store

The Harris Family Museum Store offers a variety of custom items related to Catalina Island history as well as merchandise related to the Chicago Cubs and our special exhibitions.

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Tile Murals
Tile Murals

Two tile murals flank the museum entrance. The design, "Art Deco Music Man," was created by artist Richard Keit.

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Exterior Atrium
Exterior Atrium

The Hinchliffe Family Atrium features a mural of Catalina reproduction tiles by artist Richard Keit.

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Open-Air Plaza
Open-Air Plaza

The Schreiner Family Plaza offers unique views of Avalon and the ideal location for your next event.

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Artists' Plaza
Artists' Plaza

The museum's second level acts as an outdoor gallery currently showcasing the work of Southern California artist Elizabeth Turk.

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Schreiner Family Plaza
Schreiner Family Plaza

The museum's second level acts as an outdoor gallery currently showcasing the work of Southern California artist Elizabeth Turk.

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Grindstone Galleries
Grindstone Galleries

The William Wrigley Jr. Gallery is the largest gallery space in the new museum and is permanently dedicated to Catalina Island history.

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Outdoor Amphitheater
Outdoor Amphitheater

This 100-seat outdoor amphitheater is one of the museum's most unique features. A large screen is built into the back of the building and offers numerous opportunities for film screenings throughout the year.

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Digital Theater
Digital Theater

The Brown Family Digital Theater introduces the history of the island through snappy news reel footage. It can also be rented out for small lectures and screenings.

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