Welcome to the Fullerton Museum Center!
Home of the Leo Fender Gallery
The Fullerton Museum Center presents the best in multidisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs in the areas of history, science, art and humanities. The main goals of FMC are to present exhibitions and activities which stimulate dialogue, promote critical and creative thinking, and serve as vehicles to learn about ourselves and our world.
Main Exhibit Opening Reception
Melancholy Menagerie: A Gaze Into the World of Big Eyes
Saturday, May 3, 2014
$10 admission and free for Museum members
This exhibit will delve into the idea of why the Big Eyes character was so popular in the 1960s and why it's had a resurgence in contemporary art. It will pay homage to the early artists working under pseudonyms and recognize them as influences on a curent art movement that continues to popularize these charming figures of sadness. Click here for more information.
Fender Gallery exhibit
Lowdown on the Uproar: Leo's Electric Bass
Open through Summer 2014
See this exhibit before it closes! The electric bass, perhaps Leo's biggest coup, had an immeasurable impact on music. This exhibition showcases the instruments Leo Fender brought to the world: Fender, Music Man, and G&L Basses. It follows Leo's inventions and refinement up to 1991.