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The Irvine Museum

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The Irvine Museum

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18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1559
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OCtraveler2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Orange County, California23 contributions10 helpful votes
The museum is on the ground floor of an office building in Irvine, but don't let that deter you, the exhibit was very nice and parking is validated. It is one of the few 'cultural' opportunities in this area and we enjoyed visiting.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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scott r wrote a review Feb 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland484 contributions131 helpful votes
Note, this should be a 3.5 - Good - rather than average. It does not rise to 4 stars, but it is free. Small, rotating collection of local CA themed paintings. This particular exhibit contains moderately good 3rd tier artists - it's more about local interest and views available at the time that may no longer be, than the artwork itself. That said, there were at least two and maybe three paintings in this exhibit that would show very well in a larger, professionally curated collection. Free parking (they validate, make sure you have this done) and there is a nice little cafe right on site for the office building that sits above the musuem. Tranquil, decent, reasonable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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James Weaver wrote a review Jan 2020
Irvine, California1,760 contributions9,183 helpful votes
What I learned from the speakers at tonight’s opening of their new exhibit. That during the earliest exploration of the American West, artists were included to record scenes of the discoveries. No cameras existed at the time. Even later with photography, artists were still included to record color, only black and white film or plates then. Without their contributions people could easily say that these places did not exist. With the donation of all the Irvine Museum’s works of art to UCI, the new name is now The Institute and Museum of California Art. UCI IMCA for all future references. As members we are invited to several of the openings each year. We run into old friends, make new ones, meet and chat with artists who attend, and at times meet owners of paintings on loan from Private Collections. People watching is great here, the art is spectacular, and the food is truly delicious bites of tuna, lamb, chicken sausage, with desserts of chocolate, strawberry cheesecake and several others. Sparkling wine, white wine and sparking water were served as well. The paintings in this show are mostly landscapes and colorful seascapes, from the Irvine Museum and Buck Collections.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MominOC wrote a review Jan 2020
Orange County, California3,996 contributions274 helpful votes
Small venue with free parking available. Highly recommend this quick stop to see the collection. Staff available.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Rico M wrote a review Jun 2019
Irvine, California73 contributions17 helpful votes
This museum has possibly the best collection of California art, particularly oudoor scenes. The current location in a tower in central Irvine is quite nice and the museum is generaly notvery busy despite being free. Before the coming of the Hilbert museum it little competition in the area.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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