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Inaugural Moulton Museum Newsletter

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Moulton Ranch Center Mural by Tim Smith, LCAD

The Moulton Ranch Center (formerly the Cabot Town Center) has a wonderful new addition with murals that capture the spirit of the Moulton Ranch. View the mural at 25272 Cabot Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, which is on the exterior of the Howard’s building. We will have a reception with the artist soon. Please follow our social media and visit our website for updates.

Exhibition Opening

Nellie Gail Moulton photographed while painting en plein air, c. 1925
Courtesy of the Moulton Museum

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972) Nellie’s Gates – Moulton Ranch House, 1947, Oil on canvas. Collection of Saddleback Area Historical Society and Courtesy of OC Parks

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972) Mission Garden – San Juan Capistrano, c. 1920, Oil on artist’s board. Collection of Shelli Andreski and Courtesy of the Gail Family Collection

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972) Three Arch Bay, c. 1925, Oil on board. Collection of Jared and Kate Mathis

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972) Bison Roundup, c. 1930, Oil on canvas. Collection of Jared and Kate Mathis

Who was Nellie Gail Moulton? Pioneer, Artist and so much more

March 13th @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Exhibit Open: March 13 – May 31, 2020
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672

This collection showcases historic images, sketches, and paintings owned by the Moulton family and friends. We will display pieces from the Bowers Museum and the Festival of Arts’ permanent collections. Discover Nellie Gail Moulton’s personal history at El Toro (modern day Lake Forrest) and the Moulton Ranch. This lady’s impact in the area will be highlighted at this historic house gallery in San Clemente. Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hanson, the founder of the city and personal friends of the Moultons, once lived at Casa Romantica.

Curated by Maurine St. Gaudens Studios, Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton? is the first comprehensive exhibition in over 50 years by Orange County pioneer, artist, and philanthropist.

Look for our featured article
Rediscovering Nellie Gail Moulton” in the March 2020 Orange Coast Magazine.