Get a taste of what Orange County has to offer in its abounding arts and culture scene. Locals are lucky to be living in such an area where art is readily at their fingertips. These Orange County art museums offer a variety of artistic and cultural exploration for adults and children alike.
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is a renowned visual art gallery that showcases contemporary and modern art. The current exhibition featured is “2017 California-Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever,” which is an exhibition that lasts until September 3, 2017. The exhibition is a key piece in the museum’s focus on contemporary art. With a mission to enrich the lives of the changing community through modern and contemporary art, the Museum is dedicated to featuring culturally rich pieces of art.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) was founded in 1980 and is an uncensored gallery that encourages an innovative approach to art. OCCCA also provides free events for the public such as film screenings, forums, concerts and artist receptions. The museum is always featuring new and current exhibitions so be sure to check their calendar for the latest happenings.
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and Bowers Kidseum
2002 N Main St (The Bowers Museum)
1802 N Main St (Kidseum)
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600 (The Bowers Museum)
(714) 480-1520 (Kidseum)
The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art and Bowers Kidseum provide an opportunity for adults and children to explore a variety of art and culture from all over the world. The Kidseum enables kids’ imaginations and creativity to flourish by offering kids the opportunity to dress-up internationally, play tribal instruments, wear ethnic masks, explore international languages and participate in an art lab.
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Founded in 1918, The Laguna Art Museum showcases a variety of artwork including contemporary and historical, as well as a surf and car culture that is highly indicative of Southern California. The museum collects, cares for, and exhibits works of art that were created by California artists or ones that represent the region in its life and history. With its permanent collection, special exhibitions and education programs, the museum hopes to shine light on the magnificence of the art for the enjoyment of its visitors.
The MUZEO Museum
241 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
Located in Anaheim and nestled against the arts district of the area, the MUZEO Museum does not have a permanent exhibit however they do feature exhibits which are enhanced with special programs for visitors. In addition, events and activities surround their exhibits which make it exciting every time a new one comes through.
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