Orange County Museum of Art
Newport Beach, CA 92660
- Sun, Wed, Fri-Sat 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm
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- Lot available, Valet
OC Weekly's Description
The Orange County Museum of Art is in Newport Beach, in Fashion Island. Every time we step foot in there, they surprise, enthrall and thrill us. From Karen Moss' (deputy director for exhibitions and programs) "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits From Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol," exploding with photogs as varied in style and substance as Larry Clark, Warhol and Lawrence Schiller, to the utterly different—and equally mesmerizing—exhibition of Carlos Amorales' mesmerizing spiderweb sculptures, films and collages, curated by Sarah Bancroft, who's also heading up the museum's 2010 Orange County Biennial this month. And they also have a treasure trove of videotape. Oh boy! The museum was there at the beginning of the video-art movement, and despite the (presumed) dearth of celebrity-sex footage, the very thought of immersing ourselves in a bacchanalia of magnetic tape, amid the dusty and decaying formats of VHS and Beta, makes us hot.
The Orange County Museum of Art enriches lives through modern and contemporary art.
Tips from foursquare
OCMA has been featured as Best Art Museum three out of the past four years! Every time we stepped foot in there over the past year, they surprised, enthralled and thrilled us. Don't miss out!
Free entry on the 2nd Sunday of every month !
The current video exhibit is great! Be sure to watch the Chuck Jones wall, a portrait of america taken from the scenery of Wiley cyote.
California Biennial in full swing. Check it out!
YELP Check-In Deal: 1 free OCMA Admission
Reviews and News
Documentary From Nothing, Something asks a question maybe every creative person has wondered: where the hell does creativity... More on Orange County Museum of Art »
After 29 years of Biennials, the Orange County Museum of Art has decided to shed some excess weight and give itself a makeover.... More on Orange County Museum of Art »
The Orange County Museum of Art re-launches their previously biennial California art show as something with a little more... More on Orange County Museum of Art »
Best Of Awards
While the Laguna Art Museum continues to give it a run for its money each year, the Orange County Museum of... More on Best Art Museum »
We've written about both of these Orange County Museum of Art shows with enough enthusiasm that, were you to... More on Best Art Show »
What? OCMA is featured as Best Art Museum two out of the past three years? Now three out of the past four... More on Best Art Museum »
Our unspoken art-nerd fantasy is to spend the better part of a weekend playing Indiana Jones and do an... More on Best Art Museum »
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