MOAH - Lancaster Museum of Art and History

  • 665 West Lancaster Blvd
  • Lancaster, CA 93534

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region. Founded in 1986 as the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, MOAH is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating three sites—the Museum of Art and History, MOAH:CEDAR and the Western Hotel Museum—MOAH is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to preserving the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. MOAH's exhibition program is diverse, offering a range of displays for all age groups. Exhibitions of locally collected dinosaur and native artifacts, collectible toys and hands-on history of the pinball machine have delighted children, while the presentation of works by major California artists and creative presentations from sustainable energy to the history of the surfboard have appealed to adults. Together with the Museum of Art & History, MOAH:CEDAR is a catalyst for engaging a diverse audience through captivating exhibitions, innovative artists and dynamic programming. The gallery aspires to encourage progressive ideas and experimental genres of artwork, which highlight performance, education and studio practice.