The Orange County Museum of Art is a museum of visual art collecting 2,500 objects, with a concentration on the art of California from the early 20th century to present. The museum was established back in 1918 as the Laguna Beach Art Association and in 1996 took the name Orange County Museum of Art.
The Orange County Museum of Art attracts 40,000 visitors annually and is specializing in exhibitions of contemporary art including the first surveys of Vija Celmins (1980), Chris Burden (1988), and Tony Cragg (1990).
The museum also hosts crucial modern art and design such as Edvard Munch: Expressionist Paintings, 1900-1940 (1983), The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism into Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, 1938-1948 (1986), The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism (1988), Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art (1991), American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age (2001), Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright (2003), and Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2004), (2007), and Birth of the Cool: Art Design, and Culture at Midcentury (2007).
Minimum Time Needed
|Wed- Sun||11 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thurs||11 a.m. - 8 p.m.|
|Students (w/ valid ID) & Seniors (65+)||$10|
|Children under 12||Free|
|Second Sunday of the Month||Free|