Partner Events

The Fresno Art Museum partners with a number of organizations who may hold their events at the Museum, collaborate with the Museum on events, or hold events nearby. This page shows the upcoming partner events. 



Help us eradicate polio!
Sunday, June 16, 2:00 pm
Bonner Auditorium
Fresno Art Museum
The Fresno Cultural Arts Rotary Club, California Opera Association and CURTAIN 5 TheatreGROUP present PENNIES FOR PUCCINI, an afternoon of memorable songs and beautiful arias from the most popular operas by Giacomo Puccini. 
Purchase your $20 tax-deductible admission, free of added fees, by calling the Fresno Art Museum, 559-441-4221.

Your ticket will also allow you to visit the exciting art exhibitions at the Museum.  Complimentary wine and bottled water will be available. Your admission helps raise dollars to support Rotary to eradicate the last existing cases of Polio worldwide and hopefully erase this crippling disease forever. Part of your tax-deductible ticket also supports our beautiful Fresno Art Museum education and cultural appreciation programs.


Play Reading Series at the Fresno Art Museum

brought to you by StageWorks Fresno 


Page to Stage New Play Reading Series

Join us as StageWorks Fresno brings to life a new series of play titles for the 2019 season!  These FREE events will take place at the Fresno Art Museum's Bonner Auditorium. 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie—a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits—if any—of what technology can replace.
Readings are presented in the Bonner Auditorium and are free with admission.

The Hot Off the Stages Play Readings were started by The New Ensemble and began in 2011 to offer local theater-goers the chance to hear an exciting play that’s entirely new to Fresno. Now presented in partnership with StageWorks Fresno, they’re a great way to exercise the imagination, become familiar with contemporary playwrights, and to keep up with what’s hot in the theater world.

For more details go to

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By Lauren Gunderson

Running Time:  2 hours and 15 minutes
including one intermission
Rated PG for language
September 6 - 22, 2019
Friday, September 6 @ 7:30
Saturday, September 7 @ 7:30
Sunday, September 8 @ 2:00
Friday, September 13 @ 7:30 *POST SHOW CABARET AT 10:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 & 7:30
Sunday, September 15 at 2:00
Thursday, September 19 @ 7:30
Friday, September 20 @ 7:30
Saturday, September 21 @ 7:30
Sunday, September 22 @ 7:30
1619-1623. London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Will Shakespeare is dead, and his legacy depends on a circle of devoted writers, actors, and friends. When a fishy Hamlet plays fast and loose nearby, the cohorts scramble to keep the Bard’s true words from fading into obscurity. The solution? A definitive collection of his plays. But to print it, they must overcome a ruthless publisher, an inebriated poet, and their own ticking mortality. Playwright Lauren Gunderson unfurls her trademark humor and smarts in this love letter to theatre’s timeless superstar.

-A Fresno Premiere!