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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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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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Great place for the art lovers

Unique presentation of plane-air art from the collection of Joan Irvine Smith along with other visiting displays which rotates periodically. Free admission and parking validation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Unique presentation of plane-air art from the collection of Joan Irvine Smith along with other visiting displays which rotates periodically. Free admission and parking validation.

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California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I decided to check out something new when we traveled down the I-405 to Irvine. Parking was complimentary with validation. The museum is in a modern building on the first floor. A handout and the greeter helped us understand and appreciate the California art on display. My sister told me the Irvine Museum is one of her... More 

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Orange County
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is essentially a museum made up of the holdings of one private collector, Joan Irvine, of the family whose Irish immigrant progenitor is named. A good collection with shows changing on thematic lines. It is an undistinguished space in an office building in a business district. It is certainly worth a visit.

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
191 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 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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15 reviews 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
36 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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