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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University showcases modern and contemporary art with a focus on art made in California. Read more about us

Museum hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM.

Questions? Please email museum@pepperdine.edu or call 310.506.4851.

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art





Current Exhibitions

Saturday, January 13–Sunday, March 31, 2024

Makoto Fujimura, Water Flames — Doe of the Dawn, 2021

Makoto Fujimura: Water Flames

Makoto Fujimura has earned an international reputation for his beautiful, deeply moving abstract paintings made using traditional Nihonga materials with delicate washes of natural pigments. Makoto Fujimura: Water Flames brings together a number of his major paintings of the last 20 years, focusing on the poetic paradox between the elements of water and fire, which symbolize, in Fujimura’s words, art’s power to “[turn] the flames of destruction into the flames of sanctification.”

Jeni Spota C -  Mistakes 2008

Jeni Spota C: Encore!

In her thickly impastoed paintings, Jeni Spota C. explores her own Italian heritage and the power of religious imagery by obsessively reworking scenes from Giotto’s 14th-century monumental fresco The Last Judgment. Spota C. abstracts her figures and collapses the neat order of Giotto’s fresco, merging the zones of heaven and hell into chaos. Jeni Spota C: Encore! unites three bodies of work, putting the artist’s earliest and most recent works into conversation, alongside a series that references Spota C.’s great-uncle, a magician, to consider the relationship between painting and magic, myth, and illusion. 




Recent Exhibitions

Hildur Jonsson - Double Rainbow

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson:
Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons

August 26–December 10, 2023

whispers from the water

Work in Progress

May 20–July 30, 2023


Visit Us

Getting Here

The Weisman Museum is located on Pepperdine University's Malibu Campus at:
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263

Accessibility and Covid Policy

The Weisman Museum is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available for free in our main lot.

family art day
Free Family Art Days

Enjoy hands-on art activities with multiple projects designed for children of all ages and free museum tours.