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Orange County Museum of Art

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Address: 850 San Clemente Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6399
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+1 949-759-1122
11:00 - 17:00
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The museum endeavors to provide the community with a comprehensive program...

The museum endeavors to provide the community with a comprehensive program of art with an emphasis on independent thinking.

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A Buffet of Sight and Sound

A quick feast for the senses, combines techno visual artistic displays with symphonies of sound to tantalize and delight. Multiple galleries included colorful tactile sculptures... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
Adrienne B
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8 reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

A quick feast for the senses, combines techno visual artistic displays with symphonies of sound to tantalize and delight. Multiple galleries included colorful tactile sculptures of contemporary materials, videos, wordography and pictographs.

Thank Adrienne B
Orange County, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Assemblage, a word that we learned in school as we gazed upon many collections from Getty initiated Pacific Standard Time, which OCMA played an important part. Robert Rauschenberg is called the first postmodern artist, born in 1925 to 2008. He blended materials and methods as any enfant terrible can. Now at OCMA we can view his combines collages and though... More 

Thank Loren B
Orange, California
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Before LA had a legit Modern Art museum, this place got a lot of donor money. That's kind of dried up and with it the big shows. It's really just a small regional museum now.

Thank JohnOlsen
Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I have been to many museums in many countries. This was the most expensive one which offered very very little. Do not go here thinking "museum" and do not waster your money. Not sure when I was there but quite awhile ago, and have no desire to try again.

1 Thank Christine V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This place has the most interesting art I have ever seen. It is a smaller museum and that made it more comfortable.

Thank Lenny G
San Francisco, California
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Went to a private party here and it was lovely. The site is perfect for a private event. Very nicely done, open and inviting.

Thank yoginiflygirl
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

Exhibits change so double check before going if you want me o see a specific piece. We thought the dog svhulpture was there......long gone.

Thank Doreen A
Lewisville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

There was three exhibits going on and they were both interesting. We also happened to be there on Friday, which is free day, so you can't beat that. I'm unsure if they have permanent exhibits.

Thank slaventure
Tucson, Arizona
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229 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

If you have only a limited time in the LA area, head south to this museum. The plaque by Richard Jackson's sculpture out front of a dog peeing on the museum set the tone for me: "...Jackson unleashes on the propriety of art museums and the often-elitist attitudes of the art world...". I wish I'd had more than two hours... More 

Thank An0nyMs
Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

I took my 12-year old brother and we both enjoyed it. Although small, there were some gret pieces of art. It didn't take us long to wander through the entire museum.

Thank breistoometal

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