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Free and Open to the Public

Contact: or 619.435.7242 x102.

Dates & Times:
Nov. 30, 2017,
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Feb. 28, 2018,
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Patrons to Painters Exhibition

Presented by Coronado Historical Association

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Coronado Historical Association Museum of History and Art 1100 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118


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Patrons to Painters 

September 29, 2017 through February 2018

The Coronado Historical Association is pleased to present an exhibit that explores the art community of Coronado through a historical lens. Since the original lot sale in 1885, the arts flourished in this unique coastal village. From its beginning as a mecca for art patrons, Coronado evolved over its 132-year history into an artists community.  The turning point of this evolution is most evident in the mid-20th century. Here in Coronado, the sponsorship of artists during the Depression and World War II brought artists from all over the nation. After WWII, these artists such as Monty Lewis stayed. They defined an art community separate from San Diego and created the lasting fellowship that thrives today.

Come visit the Museum of History and Art to experience this interactive exhibit. View art by Monty Lewis, Donal Hord, and Ester Painter Hagstrom. Interactive areas include space to create art, learn about Works Progress Administration projects and camouflage, and experience the fun of the Arts Ball. The museum is free to the public and open seven days a week. 

The Museum presents thought-provoking exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects each year. Past exhibitions include Wings of Gold the Centennial of Naval Aviation, The Kingston Trio: A World of Music, and Inspired: 100 Year of Coronado Schools. Exhibition sponsorship is a wonderful way for you or your company to reach new audiences while demonstrating support of history and culture in Coronado. Each exhibition sponsorship package is customized depending on you or your company’s sponsorship level, preferred recognition, and promotional goals. Examples of exhibition sponsorship benefits may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Invitations to the exhibition opening previews and events
  • Name or logo credit in all exhibition and program materials, including invitations, History Matters, signage, press releases, the CHA website, e-newsletters  and mailings to CHA members
  • Direct link between your website and the Coronado Historical Association website
  • Opportunity to host private receptions at the Museum’s Lecture Hall

We are pleased to develop a customized exhibition sponsorship package for you or your company.  For more information, please contact Christine Stokes at or 619.435.7242 x102.