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The Irvine Museum

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Address: 18881 Von Karman Avenue Ste. 100, (Ground Level), Irvine, CA 92612
Phone Number: 949 476 2565
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of...
The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period.
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A lovely museum that the locals don't even know

It is a museum dedicated to California Impressionism, and includes some of the loveliest paintings of Yosemite you have ever seen. The museum is free. It is located on the first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is a museum dedicated to California Impressionism, and includes some of the loveliest paintings of Yosemite you have ever seen. The museum is free. It is located on the first floor of an office building. Sadly, none of the locals I spoke to knew about it. It is a gem.

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Boulder, Colorado
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Absolutely loved seeing this museum! They had a fabulous display of "American Impressionists" when I visited. Don't know if they always do this, but this show was themed. Each image shared had been the cover of a now defunct travel magazine. Seeing the evolution of California tourist places through the eyes of these talented painters was very moving. This museum... More 

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Montebello,CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This small museum is tucked into the first floor of business building in Irvine. It's small size made for great up close viewing of the art work I had come to see. Free Admission. Validated parking.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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273 reviews 273 reviews
158 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Irvine Museum normally displays California Impressionist art from the Irvine family collection. However, as of this writing there is a featured exhibit of 55 artworks that were used to produce the cover of the Auto Club (AAA) of Southern California publication called “Westways.” This exhibition takes up the entire museum and I would highly recommend seeing it (ends January... More 

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hidden in Irvine is the most wonderful collection of California Impressionist paintings. Don't be fooled by the low-key location. This is a major collection, and when it was on tour in Portland, Oregon, the gallery there was packed.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Irvine Museum is a wonderful little museum featuring California Impressionist paintings. A half-hour or so is plenty of time to get a sense of what Southern California looked like 100 years ago. Admission is $5, seniors are free. Parking is validated. I live 30 minutes away and go every few months to see the new paintings on display. California... More 

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NO CALIF
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189 reviews 189 reviews
32 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Quoting from the museum brochure: "During the late nineteenth century and early 20th century, California's majestic landscapes was the inspiration for a profusion of light-filled paintings." The 43 paintings included Townsley, Payne, Francisco and many more. Seniors-don't miss it. It's free! A lovely exhibit for an "Impresdionist Lover."

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Inexpensive little art museum (mil and seniors are FREE, adults only $5). It has a lot of wonderful California impressionist art from 19th-20th and 21st century. We were in and out in about one hour. Cute little gift shop too. So very glad we visited.

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Issaquah, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A small but great collection of impressionistic paintings. You can tour it in half-hour. A great find in otherwise sterile business area of Irvine.

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Riverside, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Not a thing to dislike! We had a wonderful docent who was knowledgable without being snooty. The exhibit was an array of different mediums - charcoal, water colors, graphite, oils. It made for an interesting display. It is obviously very popular as it was crowded on a weekday morning. It is in a beautiful building built by McDonnell Douglas of... More 

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