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Orange County Museum of Art

Marilyn Minter Gets Pretty Dirty (FILM)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

Marilyn Minter at the OCMA opening. Photo by EMS. The Orange County Museum of Art offers the only West Coast presentation of Marilyn Minter: Pretty...

Empty and Disgusting? Doubly Wrong

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In one of her oversized paintings, she zeroes in on a woman's mouth, her long tongue sticking out in grotesque fashion. What happened to this woman? Is she drowning? Or throwing up? What are all of these silver bubbles floating in the air?

Get Your Art Party Hop on... a Busy Saturday for Art in LA!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.08.2017 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

This Saturday, January 9, proves to be busy start for 2016 for the Los Angeles Art World. Some stand out exhibitions take place downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood and in Culver City.

Museum Exhibitions in Orange County and Laguna Beach

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

This elegantly installed exhibition is the first museum show of Marcia Hafif's works in her home state in 40 years. And looking at the informative, well-designed exhibition catalog, I gained a new level of understanding and appreciation of the artist's work.

David Lynch Honored by the Orange County Museum of Art

Judy Chang | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Judy Chang

The Orange County Museum of Art recently honored acclaimed filmmaker and visual artist David Lynch at its annual Art of Dining event. Approximately 2...

Richard Jackson at Orange County Museum of Art

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

The iconoclastic Jackson has been sticking his thumb in the eye of art -- particularly the art of painting -- for four decades and more. His retrospective, Ain't Painting a Pain, documents a long love affair with paint, and a dogged (excuse the pun) refusal to use it in the conventional ways.

South of LA: Crazy, Messy and Endlessly Delightful

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If your idea of good art is something nice and soothing, polite and clean, then you'd better turn off your radio [or whatever device you're listening ...

Five Art Books for 2012

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

My choices include a beautiful coffee table tome, a local LA galley zine and three museum exhibition catalogs.

OC Collects: Healthy Tensions and Aesthetic Face Offs at the Orange County Museum of Art

John Seed | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
John Seed

On opening night I spoke with a longtime museum supporter who told me that OCMA seemed to be regaining the energy and momentum that he recalled the institution having had when Paul Schimmel was its Chief Curator.

Saying Goodbye to Diebenkorn

John Seed | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
John Seed

The potter, innocent of all he makes, how could he know his bowl would hold the moon? - Peter Levitt In the spring of 1988 Danny Shain, a young art...

Art: Good, Bad and Ugly...

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If an exhibition intrigues and inspires me, then there is a chance that you will also be curious enough to jump in a car to see it. And to hell with the bad and mediocre stuff. There is always plenty of it. Why bother?


Peter Clothier | Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Down here in Orange Country, where we have come for a week away from the city, there are a good number of don't miss shows -- including the one we saw yesterday at the Orange County Museum of Art.

PLAN ForYourArt: October 6-12

Bettina Korek | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, and Betye Saar were emerging L.A. artists, and the Natural History Museum exhibited the work of all three.

Art Around the Clock, Carmageddon Be Damned

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Art has unique power to inspire, to heal and, sometimes, even to triumph over such daunting obstacles as Carmageddon.

Plan ForYourArt: May 6-10

Bettina Korek | Posted 07.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The LA Opera is presenting a city-wide musical "thank you" to Los Angeles in celebration of the quarter-century since the LA Opera's first season.

CALIFORNIA BIENNIAL: Through The Curator's Lens At The Orange County Museum of Art

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Literature supplies the concept of an unreliable narrator, whose credibility one questions or otherwise doubts in the telling of a particular story. T...

First He Taught, Then He Inspired: The Influence Of Roland Reiss On My Life

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As I'm certain is the case with literally thousands of others, Roland Reiss has been a seminal figure in my development as an artist.