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Director, Begovich Gallery; Professor, Exhibition Design and Museum Studies;
Museum Studies Coordinator


Location: VA 193
Phone: (657) 278 - 7750

Contact the Art Department Office at (657) 278 -3471 for current office hours.

Currently the Begovich Gallery Director and an art department Professor at Cal State Fullerton, University where he heads the museum studies/exhibition design graduate program, Mike McGee has worked as an art writer, curator, and arts administrator since 1982. He has organized and written catalog essays for more than two hundred exhibitions working with artists such as Lita Albuquerque, Don Bachardy, Tony DeLap, Paul McCarthy, Rachel Rosenthal, Mark Ryden, Kenny Scharf, and Robert Williams. His most recent books include John Paul Jones: The Pursuit of Beauty’s Perfect Proof (Begovich Gallery; 2009), Manuel Pardo: Universo Sonado in Technicolor (Grand Central Press; 2011), F. Scott Hess: A Retrospective (Grand Central Press; 2014), Roland Reiss: Painting and Sculpture (Grand Central Press; 2015), and Fred Tomaselli: The Early Work or How I Became a Painter (Grand Central Press; 2015).

For the past twenty years, McGee has been an active arts advocate and a committed volunteer leader for arts organizations. He is past President of the Board of Trustees for the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and a founding board member for Arts Orange County. He is also a founding a member of the City of Santa Ana Arts Commission. McGee has nearly doubled the number of works in the CSU Fullerton sculpture collection and established the Richard Newquist Memorial Sculpture Court. He also founded the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in downtown Santa Ana, California.


ART 300, Writing in Visual Arts
ART 480T, Southern California Contemporary Art
ART 453A,B, Exhibition Design
ART 483D, Special Studies in Design, Exhibition Design
ART 500A, Graduate Seminar
ART 503D, Graduate Problems Exhibition Design