Casa Captivating

Connecting the ideas of Casa Captivating artists and thought-leaders to audiences worldwide.

Our Casa Captivating blog is your destination to learn all about arts and cultural programs at Casa Romantica.  To learn more about Casa Captivating events at Casa Romantica, visit our Calendar or email us at

Find out what's on at Casa Romantica every month!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Published in Casa Captivating
Why would a modern artist want to paint like the masters from the 17th century? What makes paintings of fruit, bread, and flowers meaningful? Painter Paul van Ernich talks about time-honored techniques and the secret visual language of realist art in this Captivated by… interview. Van Ernich will show a body of work comprised of still-lifes, portraits,
Monday, January 29, 2018 / Published in Casa Captivating
Mr. and Mrs. Rafik and Eileen Daher have elected to underwrite Casa Classic: California Chamber Orchestra in support of Casa Romantica’s wide-ranging Casa Classic series. The San Clemente residents and business owners have supported Casa Romantica as members and as volunteers for nearly a decade, and gift Casa Romantica with philanthropic support annually as sponsors
Monday, January 8, 2018 / Published in Casa Captivating
Have you ever wondered what chamber music is? Or why Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is so popular? Get a fresh take on classical music today in this Captivated by… interview with Dana Zimbric, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra. The California Chamber Orchestra, Southern California’s premiere regional chamber orchestra, will perform Antonio
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 / Published in Casa Captivating
Ranked as one of the top films of all time by the American Film Institute, the British Film Institute, and Sight & Sound consecutively for several years, it’s no secret that Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film Vertigo is a film that captivates people — over and over again. But what makes it so brilliant? Surely Psycho
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Published in Casa Captivating
This #GivingTuesday, Casa Romantica launched a new video campaign called #CultureMatters. The campaign, which is comprised of three videos as well as related social media, highlights Casa Romantica’s core mission to make arts, culture, history, and education accessible to everyone in the Orange County community. Viewers are encouraged to share the video with their friends

Upcoming Events

Tue 27

Open Casa: Paul Van Ernich

February 27 @ 6:00 pm
San Clemente CA
United States
Mar 04

D. Yoder Family Sundays

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Clemente CA
United States
Mar 07

Casa Wellness: Yoga

March 7 @ 9:00 am
San Clemente CA
United States
Mar 08

Casa Up Close: How Can A.I. Be Used For Social Good?

March 8 @ 7:00 pm
San Clemente CA
United States
Mar 16

Casa Classic: An Evening with Tony DeSare

March 16 @ 6:00 pm
San Clemente CA
United States


Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-2139

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is the historic home of the founder of the city of San Clemente. Casa Romantica provides programs for all ages in arts, music, history, horticulture, and literature and is a premier Southern California cultural center.

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All rights reserved.


Monday — Closed
Tuesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday — 11 am – 4 pm
Friday — 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday — 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday — 10 am – 2 pm

Casa Romantica is closed on President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are also closed on these special dates:
Saturday, May 5
Wednesday, July 4
Sunday, September 9
Tuesday, September 18 - Sunday, September 23
Saturday, December 1


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