OCMA’s New Home

The Orange County Museum of Art opens its new building this weekend. Here’s what you need to know about the latest addition to Costa Mesa’s arts hub.

The new home for Orange County Museum of Art has 6,534 terracotta tiles. Photograph by Jasmine Park

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Hours the museum will be open the first day
Number of stairs on the upper terrace
Width, in feet, of the “Of Many Waters” sculpture by Sanford Biggers on the upper terrace

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Entry fee for the first 10 years

$1 million

Minimum donation to be invited to the Million Dollar Donor Dinner, chaired by Jennifer and Anton Segerstrom

2

Number of cafes in the museum

3

Floors in the building

4

Member preview days ahead of the grand opening

5

Number of opening exhibitions

6

Days of the week that Verdant, the cafe at the museum, will be open for lunch

7+

Various activities planned during the opening 24-hour period, including dancing, DJs, yoga, and movies

8th

Museum’s opening date this month

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Female founders of the museum, who will be honored in an opening exhibit

14

Number of stairs on the lower plaza 

37

Months from ground-breaking in September 2019 to opening

1962

Founding year of OCMA

4,500+

Pieces in the permanent collection

6,534

Number of terra cotta tiles inside and outside the building

53,000

Square footage of the new building, more than double the previous space

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