Welcome to the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts


Box Office


Open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 PM,
and two hours prior to most performances. 

Weisman Museum


Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
and one hour prior to most shows through intermission.


Now at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art



Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955   

January 12–March 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2–4 p.m.

This landmark exhibition is the first to look at the formative years of Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993), one of California's most important modern artists. Focused on work rarely seen by the public, it explores how his style evolved from early figurative work, to mature Abstract Expressionism, and back again to the figure.

This exhibition was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, in conjunction with the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.


Special Programs



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

International Guitarist Meng Su

Parkening International Guitar Competition

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

Pepperdine student production

Family Performances

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.