Prepare for our biggest exhibition ever!

Added THU, APR 5TH 2018

Montalvo Arts Center Weekly Newsletter
Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light
Bruce Munro: Stories In Light

We are proud to announce that we will open a blockbuster exhibition on our grounds this fall: Bruce Munro at Montalvo: Stories in Light will be on view from October 28, 2018 - March 17, 2019.

Featuring 10 large-scale, light-based sculptures ranging from immersive to intimate, Stories in Light will utilize multi-hued waves, clusters, cascades, flocks, and seas of light, transforming our historic Villa and its extensive public areas into a breathtaking spectacle of illumination.

The works on view are inspired by Munro’s memories of reading CS Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia as a child (a series of books that had a profound impact on him), as well as other personal recollections and society’s collective memories.

The exhibition will be the first time Munro’s work has been publicly on display on the West Coast, and it will represent the largest number of his works ever on view at a single venue. It is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Valley Foundation.

Tickets will go on sale to the public in June. To learn more about this phenomenal exhibition, click the button below.

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Cuban Beats, American Roots
Pedrito Martinez Group / Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

Our diverse Carriage House Theatre Concert Series includes performances in a wide range of styles -- and this month is no different! You can experience an Afro-Cuban ensemble, then return the following week for some bluegrass-tinged American roots music.

The Pedrito Martinez Group (Friday, April 20 at 8pm) has been lauded as “writing a new chapter in Cuban music history." Martinez is a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist and Grammy-nominated singer and bandleader. He has recorded and performed with Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting -- and he has contributed, as a percussionist and vocalist, to over 50 albums. This exciting ensemble's live shows are not to be missed! 

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The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band (Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pmbrings together five genre-busting artists who delight audiences with joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Their sound is original, masterfully performed, and a pleasure to hear. Robinson has been described as "one of the freshest voices in roots music!"

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Tell it! Move it! Don't miss it!
Tell It! Move It! with Eth-Noh-Tec

Join kinetic storytelling duo Eth-Noh-Tec on Monday, April 30 from 4-6pm for Tell It! Move It! -- a fun-filled evening that will get your creative juices flowing and take you from page to stage.

Whether you want to investigate different approaches to storytelling or you are a teacher who wants to use storytelling techniques in the classroom, this workshop is an excellent place to start. Together, we will explore the use of drama, creative group play, imaginative theater games, rhythm and musicality, and more. Have a favorite folk tale you wish to perform? Bring it along!

Space is limited, and tickets are just $15 -- so register today!

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Take an ArtVenture to L.A.
ArtVenture to Los Angeles


Did you know that Montalvo donors receive invitations to our exclusive ArtVentures - local, national, and international trips to see art and meet artists? It's true! And we've got a great one scheduled for September 27-October 1 in Los Angeles.

Guests will spend a fabulous long weekend with us, partaking in the best that the L.A. art world has to offer: stops at the Marciano Foundation, LACMA, the Getty, the Broad, the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, the Geffen Contemporary, the ICA, the Huntington Library and Gardens, Blum & Poe, Honor Fraser, and the MAK Center for Art & Architecture -- plus visits to the studios of artists John Baldessari, Kenny Scharf, and Mark Bradford, dining in some of the finest restaurants in the area, luxury accommodations at a four-star hotel, and a chartered minibus throughout the trip.

If you'd like more information about how YOU can be invited to join in this or other future ArtVentures, contact our Development Director Emma Moon at 408-961-5841 or


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For questions or to order tickets over the phone, call the Box Office:
408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

Sun, April 8, 10:30am: Ikebana Everlasting
Sun, April 8, 3pm & 7pm: 
The Capitol Steps TWO SHOWS! 
Sat, April 14, 8pm: 
Nils Lofgren SOLD OUT!
Tuesdays, April 17-May 22, 6pm: 
Wheel Form Ceramics SOLD OUT!
Fri, April 20, 8pm: 
The Pedrito Martinez Group
Thu, April 26, 7:30pm: 
Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band
Fri, April 27, 7pm: 
Open Access: Life Beyond Earth
By Appointment: Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours
Now on sale: Summer Camps

Image Credits: NZ / Courtesy Bruce Munro / Courtesy Kenny Scharf 

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