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The Irvine Museum

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Small museum with lovely collection

This museum, with no entry fee, has a gorgeous collection of paintings portraying the California... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Amazing Landscape Art

The landscape paintings were absolutely stunning and deepens my appreciation for the coast's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newport Beach, California
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The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period.
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18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 100, (Ground Level), Irvine, CA 92612-1559
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum, with no entry fee, has a gorgeous collection of paintings portraying the California land and seascapes. I actually loved how it was smaller as I was able to spend a good couple of hours enjoying each painting rather than rushing around so I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The landscape paintings were absolutely stunning and deepens my appreciation for the coast's natural beauty. My personal favorites were "Pepperdine University Remembers 9/11" and "On the Beach." The paintings rotate, so there is limited time on what there is to see. While parking does cost...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Irvine Museum Collection is not to be missed by those who appreciate Southern Californian art. Generally the works displayed come from the turn of the 20th Century period, The artists of this period used lots of colors to portray the vivid landscapes and subjects...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnH881
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Irvine Museum concentrates on California Landscape Paintings, many from the turn of the last century, in thematically oriented exhibitions. Some of the finest of their kind, if you love California scenery, you will love this museum. Admission is free, and they will validate parking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WesSDCA
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I thought it would be one of those city museums I have seen in my Europe or Turkey travels. But this basically provides nice painting galleries. You can validate your parking ticket. It is then free.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sakaerka
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The museum is such a nice place to see some beautiful artwork. A very peaceful setting to enjoy the artwork. You can find the art pieces in the museum store as well in notecards and books.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Y7213TTdianel
Reviewed 25 May 2018

The Irvine museum (part of UCI) is hidden in an office park in Irvine. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Hampton Inn Irvine/OC airport, and I stopped by when I had a little free time on a business trip. The museum is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank iamhere555
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Small collection of truly great art. Loved getting to know the California Impressionists. Remarkable work of our beautiful state - in a way that makes you appreciate our surroundings even more. If you enjoy art - don’t miss this!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Canafornian
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a little hard to find in the lobby of an office building (they validate parking). They rotate their collection, and when I visited, they had California impressionists, some of which were very nice, others just ok

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SaminDC
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This "museum" is more like an art gallery that does not sell it's artwork, than the usual museum. The gallery is only one medium size room and so you visit will likely rather short. On the other hand admission is free and the exhibit I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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