The Irvine Museum – Irvine, California

The IrvineMuseum – Irvine, California California Impressionalism.jpgFounded in 1992 this museum id dedicated to the preservation and display of California Impressionism or Plein-Air paintings, and art style from 1890 – 1930 in California.

The paintings from this are primarily of landscapes, showing off the vibrant colors and beauty of the California area prior to the increase in population that has created the growth and mass urbanization.

The museum provides all fourth graders and above attending public or private schools in OrangeCounty schools the opportunity to visit the museum free.

Displays are changed every three to four months.  Field trips can be arranged every Tuesday through Thursday from 9 for a tour of the museum for students and their teachers.  This exposure to the creativity of this period of artwork shows the history and culture of California.

Reimbursement of $200 per bus is allocated to the district for each school field trip.  How many museums you know of do that???

There will be a donation of a complete set of 12 hardbound museum publications of art mailed to the school upon the school requesting them from the museum with a written request on school letterhead.

Directions: From LA and points north:  Take the San Diego Freeway (405) South to OrangeCounty.  Take the Jamboree Ave. exit and turn right onto Jamboree Ave.  Go approximately one mile to Campus Drive and turn right.  Stay on Campus for about ½ mile to Von Karman and turn right.  Take the first left turn at Martin St. and left again into the parking lot.  The museum is on the ground floor of the building.

From San Diego and points south: Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to OrangeCounty.  Take the Jamboree Ave. exit and turn right onto Jamboree Ave.  Go approximately one mile to Campus Drive and turn right.  Stay on Campus for about ½ mile to Von Karman and turn right.  Take the first left turn at Martin St. and left again into the parking lot.  The museum is on the ground floor of the building.

Location: 18881 Von Karman Ave., Ste 100 (Ground Level), Irvine, California92612

Phone: 949-476-0294

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

Free Admission and Free Parking

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