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Orange County Museum of Art

850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6399
+1 949-759-1122
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Very small and free on Fridays

There isn’t much to the museum and it is really only two rooms with widely spaced exhibits. If you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mitch M
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Colleyville, Texas
Remember it is FREE on Fridays

Despite being free on Fridays, I don't feel that this Art Museum measures up in quality, variety... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron Y
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Corona del Mar, California
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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 good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6399
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 23 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 November 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 20 August 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.

1  Thank Angie P
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Reviewed 2 April 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 6 February 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 27 January 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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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have lived in Orange County for a long time and until I read a review of the American Modern Art on display I had no clue this gem existed. It is near the fashion island shopping mall across from the Island Hotel. Parking free...More

2  Thank Burnie D
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Orange County is most fortunate to have the American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eye of Duncan Phillips exhibit in Newport Beach. The Phillips Collection from Washington, D.C. has generously loaned 65 works now on display from known artists including Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe,...More

Thank Linda D
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