If you are driving south along the coast for the day from L.A., this gallery is ideally situated near the popular Fashion ... More
Orange County Museum of Art
If you are driving south along the coast for the day from L.A., this gallery is ideally situated near the popular Fashion Island shopping center, not even a mile from the Pacific Coast Highway. The subject of much controversy among Orange County's art crowd over the past few years, the museum expanded to almost double its original size when the Newport Harbor Art Museum (same location) and the Laguna Art Museum consolidated to form this larger complex, scandalizing the art-loving Laguna Beach community. The permanent collection focuses on late 20th-century and California art, but the museum enjoys exhibitions that have included works from artists such as Rico Lebrun and Pablo Picasso. The Plein Air Cafe serves lunch, and a meal will earn you free admission to the museum.
I always have a great time at OCMA! The exhibitions are always cutting-edge, thoughtful, and fresh. The atmosphere, altogether, is intimate and friendly. They have a great restaurant and a giftshop too. The best part for me, being an Orange County resident, is that they have tons of events and lectures. Orange Crush events host live bands and DJ's every third Thursay of the month. Plus there is a bar and admission is free!
I grew up in Orange County, and when I was young going to the musuem was so BORING!!
But now as an adult seeing it all over again makes me think how truly special this place really is. Even my teenage daughter loves it too.
nice but overrated. the people who work should do a little research before coming to work. the person i spoke with was not able to talk about anything that wasnt on their script. plus you have to deal with the freaks from LA. would be a great place if it was in another state!
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