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Welcome to the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Box Office


Hours:* Tuesday–Friday, Noon‑5 PM

*open two hours prior to most performances

Weisman Museum


Hours:* Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM‑5 PM

*open one hour prior to most shows through intermission

Center for the Arts COVID‑19 Public Health Update

Upcoming Events

To Bough and To Bend

Next Up at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

To Bough and to Bend

Tuesday, August 30–Sunday, March 26, 2023

Lucas Reiner, Station XI - Crucifixion, 2010, drypoint, aquatint, spitbite, and etching on paper, from a portfolio of 15 prints. Courtesy of Bridge Projects.

Recital Series

Recital Series 2022-2023

2022-2023 Recital Series Now On Sale

Maria Ioudenitch, violin coming April 2, 2023.

Blind Bloys

Season 2022-2023

Now On Sale

Blind Boys of Alabama coming January 17, 2023.



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Check out music from some of our favorite artists.

Now at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

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To Bough and To Bend

Tuesday, August 30–Sunday, March 26, 2023

Trees feature prominently in the origin stories of many world religions. Ancient history recounts how their shade and branches have been sites of contemplation, suffering, and renewal. Today, trees still speak: deep root systems form tangled webs of communication, blunt stumps nod to deforestation, and charred limbs attest to fires started by our own hands. First curated by Bridge Projects, a gallery that catalyzes interdisciplinary explorations of contemporary art, spirituality, and religious traditions, To Bough and to Bend explores these ecological issues through the work of 30 artists who look to religious and historic art practices to guide us back into fellowship with these old friends and the living world we share.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2022 • 3–6 PM

Special Programs

ARTSReach musical performance

The ARTSReach program provides free performances to over 5,000 schoolchildren each year.

International Guitarist Andrea Roberto

Every three years, talented young classical guitarists around the world travel to Malibu for the world's preeminent guitar competition.

Pepperdine student production

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts brings some of the most exciting performances from around the world to children and families in Los Angeles.