Welcome to the Fullerton Museum Center!
Home of the Leo Fender Gallery
Voted "Best Art Museum" by the OC Weekly
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.
STEP RIGHT UP: Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top 1890-1965
Opening Reception: November 11, 2017
On display through January 7, 2018
Step Right Up! takes viewers behind the scenes of the circus, exploring the dramatic pageantry, colorful past, and living presence of this grand American theatrical tradition. This stunning exhibit features posters, costume regalia, historic photographs, billboards, graphics and oral histories from past performers.
Leo Fender: Life and Legacy
Clarence Leo Fender was an unassuming man who couldn't play the guitar, yet his creations inspired generations of musicians, and changed the sound of popular music. While his instruments soared, Fender spent his life in Fullerton, looking for ways to make his great creations even better. In this 10th anniversary year of the Leo Fender Gallery, we celebrate the man by taking a fresh look at his life, work and lifetime of inventiveness.