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Orange County Museum of Art

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850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6399
+1 949-759-1122
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Very Little Art

I have never seen a museum with so few actual art pieces. Maybe 10 pieces of true art. My college... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jakedavis1234
Boring, few exhibits, not worth paying for

This is arguably the worst art museum I’ve visited. The exhibit rooms were nearly empty and what... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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The museum endeavors to provide the community with a comprehensive program of art with an emphasis on independent thinking.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6399
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never seen a museum with so few actual art pieces. Maybe 10 pieces of true art. My college on campus free art museum had many more pieces of art. Surprised that might Orange County cannot do better.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is arguably the worst art museum I’ve visited. The exhibit rooms were nearly empty and what was there is not worth paying for. The video exhibits are just weird. Almost like a teenager shot them in a basement. The only one worth looking as...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

There isn’t much to the museum and it is really only two rooms with widely spaced exhibits. If you go on Friday when it is free it is a great value. The large dog that is advertised as being on the outside of the building...More

Thank Mitch M
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Despite being free on Fridays, I don't feel that this Art Museum measures up in quality, variety & excitement that other facilities have to offer . But it is still worth a visit to enjoy interesting ART.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

its close to the mall and Wholefoods and deserves a visit for the contemporary art and nice structure.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

This is a good find and well worth a visit. It is small, easily navigated, with some very nice exhibits. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Spent about an hour in the current exhibit. Love the quaint, manageable size of the museum. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Free on Fridays. Adult admission is $10.00. Worth it.

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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Saw a sensational POP ART exhibition at this small museum that feels more like a high-end art gallery or college art hall than the OCMA. Well-curated, sophisticated & pleasant viewing throughout. Lots of great outdoor places to walk & eat nearby. Well worth it for...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

This concrete block museum contains of wealth of colorful "pop" art currently (Jan 7 - Apr. 2, 2017). My jaw kept dropping as I saw another Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenberg, or Ray & Charles Eames piece in Pop Art Design as well as other objects,...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

This is a little museum with grand ideas since change of director. Formerly, it featured talented relatively unknown artists. Currently it gets the exhibits that make the rounds throughout the United States. It is not innovative but gets consistent exhibits that you could see at...More

1  Thank christine a
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