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Orange County Museum of Art

850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-759-1122, 949-759-4848
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Newport Beach
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Orange County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in Orange County, California.  With dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group... more »
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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106 helpful votes 106 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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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 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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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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Winchester VA
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

A very daring exhibition in conservative Orange County! It was Richard Jackson's "Ain't Painting a Pain," which is the first retrospective of this radical artist. Imagine, driving up to the museum and seeing a 20 food tall sculpture of a dog in a peeing position next to the building. In alignment with his lifted leg is a splatter of yellow... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Don't miss this Museum which has astounding exhibitions. Was fortunate to have been able to see the Diebenkorn Exhibition there; having been unable to get to the other Museum venues.

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Huntington Beach, California
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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I went on the second Sunday of the Month, Target sponsors free admission. I went to see the Richard Jackson Art Show. On this day, they had an art festival for the kids and adults, doing crafts. The art show it self was very 'fun' and entertaining. It was a very easy walk about. They also provide art classes.

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