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Orange County Museum of Art

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Address: 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: 949-759-1122, 949-759-4848
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The museum endeavors to provide the community with a comprehensive program...

The museum endeavors to provide the community with a comprehensive program of art with an emphasis on independent thinking.

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A Buffet of Sight and Sound

A quick feast for the senses, combines techno visual artistic displays with symphonies of sound to tantalize and delight. Multiple galleries included colorful tactile sculptures... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Adrienne B
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phoenix
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420 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love art museums but there $10 admission charge with a lack of a permanent collection is sad. The building and grounds are underwhelming. If you have a limited amount of time, this is not worth your valuable time.

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Thank chicago90Phoenix
Somerville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I enjoy going to museums. I am the kind of person who reads the placards on every exhibited item, enjoys audio tours, etc. I state that first so anyone reading this review can understand how let-down I was when I went to this museum. It is VERY small (the size of a wing in most museums). Even watching all the... More 

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Thank Margi B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

A quick feast for the senses, combines techno visual artistic displays with symphonies of sound to tantalize and delight. Multiple galleries included colorful tactile sculptures of contemporary materials, videos, wordography and pictographs.

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Thank Adrienne B
Orange County, California
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Assemblage, a word that we learned in school as we gazed upon many collections from Getty initiated Pacific Standard Time, which OCMA played an important part. Robert Rauschenberg is called the first postmodern artist, born in 1925 to 2008. He blended materials and methods as any enfant terrible can. Now at OCMA we can view his combines collages and though... More 

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Thank Loren B
Orange, California
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Before LA had a legit Modern Art museum, this place got a lot of donor money. That's kind of dried up and with it the big shows. It's really just a small regional museum now.

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Thank JohnOlsen
Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been to many museums in many countries. This was the most expensive one which offered very very little. Do not go here thinking "museum" and do not waster your money. Not sure when I was there but quite awhile ago, and have no desire to try again.

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1 Thank Christine V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place has the most interesting art I have ever seen. It is a smaller museum and that made it more comfortable.

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Thank Lenny G
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went to a private party here and it was lovely. The site is perfect for a private event. Very nicely done, open and inviting.

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Thank yoginiflygirl
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Exhibits change so double check before going if you want me o see a specific piece. We thought the dog svhulpture was there......long gone.

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Thank Doreen A
Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There was three exhibits going on and they were both interesting. We also happened to be there on Friday, which is free day, so you can't beat that. I'm unsure if they have permanent exhibits.

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Thank slaventure

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