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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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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 hidden Gem

Although the museum was closed, the guy let me take a small peek at the new show that was going up. Amazing art from the late 19thC and early 20th. Small museum, free to public... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PickyBaer
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the museum was closed, the guy let me take a small peek at the new show that was going up. Amazing art from the late 19thC and early 20th. Small museum, free to public and they validate the parkng.

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Thank PickyBaer
Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum, located in a section of the ground floor in a high-rise office building. But the art treasures awaiting inside are reflective of a much more sophisticated venue. This museum focuses on "California Impressionism" art, typically from the early part of the 20th century, although contemporary artists are sometimes included. Works come from the museum's collection,... More 

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Thank TheBrasilian
Federal Way, Washington, United States
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211 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to California my wife and I had some time to kill near the John Wayne airport. We walked (about a mile) from the airport with our suitcases in tow to the Irvine Museum. The gallery featured a collection of original art by women artists of California. It was nicely done and the cost is free! Great... More 

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Thank Joe D
Corona del Mar, California
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133 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small gallery is just right for enjoying beautiful and important California Regional Art. Being located in a high rise building we anticipated difficult parking access. But it was a "piece of cake".

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Thank Ron Y
irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great place to see work by artists that help illustrate the uniqueness of California. Exhibitions change on a regular basis which is why you visit often. Although the museum is small, the constant changing of exhibitions and quality of work make this place special. The museum publishes their own exhibition books so you can take the work home.

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Thank tibaldi
Irvine CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is a very small museum, but wonderful displays. You can spent an hour or 2 viewing the works and they change about every 3 to 4 months. If you sign their book, you will receive a postcard (which is something I always save) went they are changing their show.

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Thank Greg_and_Judy
Orage County, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Small museum with a great staff and wonderful collection. It is worth an hour of your time especially if you are a fan of California art. Homeschoolers get in free and they give a guided tour which my kids enjoyed.

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Thank Travellingmeand3
North Tustin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We recommend this museum for everyone. It is small enough to see it all in about an hour. But the content is such that you will probably spend another hour just looking in detail at the wonderful paintings. Parking is free, The museum is freeway close. What more could one ask?

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Thank Lois C
California
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lived in Southern CA all my life and had no idea this museum existed. It's hidden in a commercial tower. If you love plein air art, this small museum is all about this beautiful type of painting. Current exhibit is California plein air. Would have liked an audio tape to go along with the exhibit, however.

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Thank Suefowl
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Most people could and probably react in this same manner! I certainly did; and I am a San Diego History of Art professor. In truth, I have heard of Joan Irvine's gem but have never had the pleasure, or should I say, the thrill of actually visiting her small museum. In fact, as of this writing, I am joining/donating to... More 

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