Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18th, 2023; 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Soka University, Founders Art Gallery. 1 University Drive Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Moulton Museum is honored to feature Nellie Gail Moulton at the Soka University Founders Hall Art Gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 which is international museum day.
Nellie Gail Moulton: Through the Eyes of a Pioneer Woman tells the story of Nellie’s arrival from Kansas to California at the turn of the century. Nellie Gail Moulton (1878 – 1972) belongs to a larger movement of female artists who have recently gained significant recognition for their contributions to the arts. Nellie created art throughout her entire life and studied with renowned artists such as William Wendt, Frank Cuprien, Edgar Payne, and Anna Hills who are featured in the gallery. Nellie oversaw Moulton Ranch from 1938-1950 with her daughters Charlotte and Louise. Nellie’s collection of en plein air paintings and sketches are shown along Jane Barnes’ watercolors, her granddaughter. This exhibit showcases Nellie’s life as a pioneer who ushered a new era for Orange County arts and education.