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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
Description: 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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Small, but nice museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you have only a limited time in the LA area, head south to this museum. The plaque by Richard Jackson's sculpture out front of a dog peeing on the museum set the tone for me: "...Jackson unleashes on the propriety of art museums and the often-elitist attitudes of the art world...". I wish I'd had more than two hours... More 

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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I took my 12-year old brother and we both enjoyed it. Although small, there were some gret pieces of art. It didn't take us long to wander through the entire museum.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and had a blast. We went to the museum on Free Second Sunday for families. There was three family activities to engage and teach the kids about the featured art exhibition. The featured art exhibition was Sarkisian & Sarkisian. It only took us 30 minutes to walk the museum. There was... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Orange County Museum of Art is a smaller museum that houses modern/contemporary artwork. It is close to Fashion Island. The exhibits won't take you more than an hour or so to view. The admission price is $12 which I think is a lot for this museum. While we were there, we viewed the creative work of father and son... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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309 reviews 309 reviews
187 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I decided to swing by the Orange County Museum of Art on a Saturday after learning that the “Sarkisian & Sarkisian” exhibition was going to close in a week. It had been ages since I visited (hadn’t even been to this building) and I’m glad I checked it out. The OCMA building sits in the midst of a substantial office... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
76 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This museum is tucked away in Fashion Island. You can easily go through the exhibits in less than 1 hour. There are interesting exhibits like bones with threads. My daughter and I enjoyed our time looking at everything.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A delightful intimate museum with thought provoking exhibits. Truly enjoyed our time at the museum. Looking forward to returning. Also loved the Dog Sculpture on the outside of the building...hilarious!

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Toulouse, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This museum of art is worth a visit at any time but the present exhibtion by Robert Jackson is a must, it was sad that the staff in the shop go off for lunch without leaving the keys with the front desk as this caused me to have to return 2 days later to buy the bits I wanted the... More 

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Corona del Mar, CA
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347 reviews 347 reviews
35 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Orange County Museum of Art has grown up. From its humble beginnings in 1918 as an art association, the OCMA has become an important player in the California art scene and that has implications nationwide. The permanent collection of contemporary California art is one of the best in the state and coupled with the exhibitions that are put together... More 

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