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Fullerton Museum

Fullerton Museum

Welcome to the Fullerton Museum Center!   
Home of the Leo Fender Gallery


Voted "Best Art Museum 2019" by the OC Weekly

The mission of the Fullerton Museum Center (FMC) is to present the best in diverse exhibitions and education programs. Our Center provides a vibrant central gathering place for the community, stimulates dialogue, and promotes critical and creative thinking.

Fullerton Museum Center Association is a proud recipient of the prestigious Amigos De Los Ninos grant and Wilson W. Phelps grant. With this funding the Fullerton Museum Center will enhance educational opportunities for all students of the Fullerton School District through creative thinking and hands-on learning.

Instruments of Change: An Exploration into Latin American Urban Art

On display through February 23, 2020
The ability to record concrete and explicit messages cheaply and quickly with wall murals allows artists from a wide range of social and political spheres to express their thoughts through economic, social, political and cultural shifts and changes. A growing campaign for a social practice urban art movement has emerged colorful and expressive, with artists using local streets as canvases to experiment and adorn. This ephemeral installation of eight Latin American contemporary murals will showcase the artists site-specific artistic capabilities to bring the peoples art to the public sphere.endangered.

Building Guitars, Making History: Leo Fender Stories

The Leo Fender will be closed Monday, February 24 – Saturday, March 14
From modest beginnings at his Fullerton radio repair shop, Leo Fender presided over what became the largest musical instrument empire in the world. His electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards set the standard for the industry. His ideas formed the basis for the almost limitless possibilities of sound in music that today most people take for granted.

Thousands of people have worked for Fender at factories, storefronts and offices over the years, producing top quality instruments with the Fender name. This exhibit tells some of those stories from the boots on the ground, Leo's many employees who toiled to make musical dreams come true. 



City of Fullerton
Fullerton Museum Center
301 N. Pomona Avenue | Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6545


Revised Date: 9/6/2019