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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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Unknown gem in Irvine

I've always enjoyed Impressionist paintings, so I was excited to visit the Irvine Museum and learn about the Californian take on the American Impressionism. Very lovely art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've always enjoyed Impressionist paintings, so I was excited to visit the Irvine Museum and learn about the Californian take on the American Impressionism. Very lovely art pieces in a pleasant setting. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit as the museum is not huge. Don't forget to ask them to validate your parking ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This small museum has wonderful paintings, California Impressionists and Plein Air paintings. This was my 2nd visit and the exhibit had just changed.

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is just a little hall with max 30 paintings; weirdly located in an office building. Looks more like a private collection, but the purpose of calling it the Irvine Museum is questionable.

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California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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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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Address: 18881 Von Karman Avenue Ste. 100, (Ground Level), Irvine, CA 92612
Phone Number: 949 476 2565
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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