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Featured Exhibit

Featured Exhibit


Custom Beats: The Art of Hip-Hop
Opening Reception: May 4, 2019
On display through August 4, 2019

For almost 50 years, Hip-Hop has been vital to the expression of urban youth around the world. Beginning as a predominantly African-American youth cultural expression from the streets of New York, Hip-Hop is now an international phenomenon and a multi-billion dollar industry. With colorful street art, flashy track suits, and fresh sneakers, masters of Hip-Hop express themselves outwardly as well as inwardly- writing poetry and song lyrics reflecting confidence, optimism, and struggle. As a musical genre, Hip-Hop follows in the footsteps of earlier African-American-rooted musical forms such as blues, ragtime, jazz, funk, and disco. Custom Beats will investigate the ways Hip-Hop art and culture have permeated our everyday lives to become one of the most influential lifestyles worldwide. 



Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry



Leo Fender: Life and Legacy

2016 is the 10 year anniversary of the Leo Fender Gallery. For the past decade, the Fullerton Museum Center's Leo Fender Gallery has provided a hometown venue for celebrating the life and works of the city's most famous and influential son. 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.  For the anniversary, we celebrate the man by taking a fresh look at his life, work and lifetime of inventiveness.

Please note that this exhibit will be closing on April 7th, 2019 for renovations and will be re-opening May 4th, 2019.


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

Revised: 2/12/2019