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Address: 18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 100, (Ground Level), Irvine, CA 92612-1559
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+1 949-476-2565
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of...

The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period.

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Small and intimate with a very good collection.

We have been members for years here and enjoy coming to each new exhibit as the rotate their collection, which is too large to show at this space in it's entirety. They have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
James W
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been members for years here and enjoy coming to each new exhibit as the rotate their collection, which is too large to show at this space in it's entirety. They have recently announced a partnership with The University of California, Irvine, in which a new permeant building is coming to the campus and the collection donated to UCI.... More 

Thank James W
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a great place to visit with interesting changing exhibits. Small, yes, but a nice cultural point to have in Irvine!

Thank Kelly H
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful space. Paintings very nicely displayed. Comfortable viewing experience. Free validated parking.

Thank audgen333
Irvine, California
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135 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had larger expectations for this Orange County museum. When we attended in September, the show was mildly interesting but the thing that surprised us was how small this museum is. We visited on a free day and we recommend that, as the small size does not justify paying admission in our opinion.

Thank Rexflash
Irvine, California
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 are mediocre. The overall experience was a bit depressing.

Thank Verotchka
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have seen a few of the exhibits and they are all worthwhile and enjoyable. The staff is helpful and welcoming.

2 Thank Roberta1000
Irvine, California
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

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 intimate, the work focuses on California artists from the late 1800's to around 1950, as well as some contemporary... More 

2 Thank Marge C
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon hour at the Irvine Museum. It's a smaller gallery with (mostly) American Impressionist Western Landscape Art. Displays change at least quarterly. At least half of the featured artists are contemporary (alive). Paintings are well-spaced and presented. Room is very attractive. We will return.

Thank John B
Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This gem of a museum is an Orange county treasure. If you enjoy plein air art from the real masters, go often, as the viewings change several times a year. Ity is a fabulous private collection that is open to the public.

Thank nwebster405
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

a small assortment of decorative art work attractively displayed that will not offend anyone except the serious artist

Thank iamgodot123

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