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Address: 18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 100, (Ground Level), Irvine, CA 92612-1559
Phone Number: 949 476 2565
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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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A real gift to the community

This gem of a museum is an Orange county treasure. If you enjoy plein air art from the real masters, go often, as the viewings change several times a year. Ity is a fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gem of a museum is an Orange county treasure. If you enjoy plein air art from the real masters, go often, as the viewings change several times a year. Ity is a fabulous private collection that is open to the public.

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a small assortment of decorative art work attractively displayed that will not offend anyone except the serious artist

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Newport Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Somewhat hard to find, but worth the effort and time. Unlike large museums, this place will not overwhelm the visitor. It offers small, well-curated exhibitions that favor impressionism. Call it the "tapas bar" of California Impressionism.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a quick trip to this free museum and was pleased with the very small collection of California impressionist paintings. The space is well lighted and lovely. Parking is free with validation inside the museum. The hours are limited, so check the website before you visit. We went on a Saturday and I expect it is much easier to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum specializes in California Impressionism (plein air). As I said, it's a small collection, but well worth a visit!

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Anaheim, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

A pretty cool museum with some nice artistic landscapes and naturescapes. A good diversion if you're in the area, but not something you need to go out of your way for.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Lovely museum with incredible paintings of mountainous, dramatic landscapes, water scenes, birds, and a few w/people. 3 or 4 featured artists. Small gift shop in front and a couple of cafe's nearby to get lunch and sit outside in the patio area.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Although the museum was closed, the guy let me take a small peek at the new show that was going up. Amazing art from the late 19thC and early 20th. Small museum, free to public and they validate the parkng.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This is a small museum, located in a section of the ground floor in a high-rise office building. But the art treasures awaiting inside are reflective of a much more sophisticated venue. This museum focuses on "California Impressionism" art, typically from the early part of the 20th century, although contemporary artists are sometimes included. Works come from the museum's collection,... More 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

On a recent trip to California my wife and I had some time to kill near the John Wayne airport. We walked (about a mile) from the airport with our suitcases in tow to the Irvine Museum. The gallery featured a collection of original art by women artists of California. It was nicely done and the cost is free! Great... More 

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