Past Temporary Public Art Exhibits

Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising Second Installment (2019)

The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission presented the second installment of the Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising Art Exhibition at Malibu City Hall. Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising is a collaborative community exhibition featuring a variety of art mediums related to the Woolsey Fire.

Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising First Installment (2019)

The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission presented the first installment of the Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising Art Exhibition at Malibu City Hall. Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising is a collaborative community exhibition featuring a variety of art mediums related to the Woolsey Fire.

Doug Rucker (2018-2019)

Doug Rucker showed fifty-two pieces of his photographic artwork at City Hall. The exhibit ran from November of 2018 through January 28th, 2019. Until his retirement in 2012, Doug was an architect in Malibu for 54 years doing mostly houses, remodels, and an occasional apartment. He's also written seven comedy books and seven other books including Trial by Fire, a story of building his Malibu Knolls pedestal house, its burning, and rebuilding of a more fire resistant house over the same foundations. Where painters and sculptors evolved art from their feelings, Doug chose photography to do art. He used unrecognized forms, colors, and shapes to enlarge and make interesting art. His theory of reflective art emerged to making non-objective, or abstract art.


The Kites of Tyrus Wong Exhibit (2017)

The City of Malibu was honored to exhibit the whimsical handmade kites of artist Tyrus Wong along with photographs from Sara Jane Boyers’ project Go Fly a Kite: Saturdays at the Beach with Tyrus Wong from April - July in 2017.

Fred Ward Retrospective Photography Exhibit (2016-2017)

Hosted by the City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission, Fred Ward's exhibition was held from October 2016-January 2017. Additionally, the City held an opening reception and memorial for Fred Ward in October 2016.

Art of the Board Exhibit (2016)

In March of 2016, the City of Malibu commemorated this special installation and the City’s 25th anniversary. Renowned graphic artist John Van Hamersveld designed a poster and created a custom surfboard. Included in the show were boards created by two internationally recognized local artists, Lita Albuquerque and Charles Arnoldi, who have works in major museum collections around the world. Also on display was the surfboard wax from local surf legend and former Mayor Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner, who has collected surf wax since the mid-1960s and has owned a surf shop in Malibu since the mid-70s. 

Funny Zoo (2016)

Funny Zoo is a playful, colorful public art movement designed to raise awareness of biodiversity, ecological and species preservation. A traveling display of life-sized animal sculptures, Funny Zoo's beautiful creatures are all uniquely painted and designed by talented local artists. There are eight animals installed in the Malibu exhibit.  The public art exhibit was on display at Malibu Bluffs Park and Legacy Park in 2016.