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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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The Irvine Museum

I have seen a few of the exhibits and they are all worthwhile and enjoyable. The staff is helpful and welcoming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Roberta1000
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We forgot that we had gone to this very small museum some years ago. An "exhibition" (in a few large rooms) would be a more accurate description of this venue than "museum." The California paintings are mediocre. The overall experience was a bit depressing.

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Thank Verotchka
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen a few of the exhibits and they are all worthwhile and enjoyable. The staff is helpful and welcoming.

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Irvine, California
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Irvine and after traveling and doing a lot of fun things, came home, and was extremely bored so I looked up Things to Do on Trip Advisor. I found this museum which is a total 10. Small and intimate, the work focuses on California artists from the late 1800's to around 1950, as well as some contemporary... More 

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Thank Marge C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon hour at the Irvine Museum. It's a smaller gallery with (mostly) American Impressionist Western Landscape Art. Displays change at least quarterly. At least half of the featured artists are contemporary (alive). Paintings are well-spaced and presented. Room is very attractive. We will return.

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Thank John B
Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank nwebster405
Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Thank iamgodot123
Newport Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Thank Alan C
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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Thank imissneworleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 attraction reviews
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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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