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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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Hours:
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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Great place for a party!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Orange, California
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109 reviews
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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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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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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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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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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Additional Information about Orange County Museum of Art

Address: 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: 949-759-1122, 949-759-4848
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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