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The Irvine Museum, Irvine

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • 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 a...  read more »
  • I have seen a few of the exhibits and they are all worthwhile and enjoyable. The staff is helpful and welcoming. 
  • 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 i...  read more »
  • Do you like impressionist art? Do you like looking at art that features the beach or other outdoor scenes set in SoCal? Yeah, this museum is for you. First, getting there: 1. This museum is free. Parking is not. However, we were asked if we needed our parking pass validated, so it's possible this place validates parking for the lot right next door. 2. There isn't a lot of signage for this museum. Just find the little cafe with outdoor seating and then look out the door closest to the register - that's the building where the museum is located. What to expect: 1. If Renoir had spent a summer in Laguna Beach, his artwork would be in this museum. There are a lot of plein air scenes of the beach, mostly in the Impressionist style, in here. There are also some other surprising pieces that are absolutely lovely. 2. This museum rotates which of its pieces are on display about three times a year, with exhibits rotating every four months. 3. It's a relatively small museum, but what did you expect? It's free. If you don't like it, keep your mouth shut and just enjoy the air conditioning. ;)
  • Really small museum and only asks for donations. It's mainly a collection of paintings so it may not be for everyone.
  • It’s free, but it’s tiny
  • The Irvine Museum is one of the hidden treasures of the Newport Beach area. Among the collection are watercolors from the California Style of Watercolor painters of the 1930's. An amazing collection of some of America's finest watercolorist, Emil Kosa, Phil Dike, Rex Brandt, Phil Paradise and George Post to name a few.
  • We enjoyed our visit, including the "Women Artists of California" exhibit and the Impressionist Period is so lovely. It's nice to have a chance to experience it.
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