Museum Hopping in Orange County

There’s no need to drive to L.A. for your art fix.

Laguna Art Museum
With roots dating to 1918, the Laguna Art Museum houses only California art from a range of styles and periods.

In 2018, the museum celebrates their centennial. Celebrations start January 27th with their Centennial Bash, a night of music and site-specific installations, and span through November.

Bowers Museum
Orange County’s staple cultural museum is dedicated to South Pacific, Asian, African, Native American, Pre-Colombian, and California plein-air art.

“Endurance: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley” through Jan. 28; “Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival” in summer 2018

Orange County Museum of Art
The quick-hit museum has an impressive collection of nearly 2,500 modern and contemporary pieces.

Through Dec. 31 catch “Pivotal: Highlights From The Collection,” an installation highlighting OCMA’s support of some of the most influential artists of our region and their careers.

Hilbert Museum of California Art
Chapman University’s on-campus art museum focuses on California Scene artists.

Home to original animation and production art from Disney Studios and noted Disney artists Mary Blair, Eyvind Earle, and Ralph Hulett

The Irvine Museum Collection at UC Irvine
California impressionist art donated to UC Irvine in 2016 is the campus’s largest single gift of art.

Through Feb. 8, “Moods of California,” an exhibit exploring our state’s various landscapes

Fullerton Museum Center
The center brings diverse and thoughtful multidisciplinary exhibitions to downtown Fullerton.

Music buffs will love “Leo Fender: Life and Legacy,” an exhibit celebrating the Fullerton local’s contribution to popular music.

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