October 19, 2007 |
A very preliminary and completely unofficial model depicting a new high-rise home for the Orange County Museum of Art made an appearance Thursday morning in a Costa Mesa hotel ballroom. For the moment the museum, to be built next to the Orange County Performing Arts-center, resembles a lipstick -- but that's only the conception of an anonymous model-maker. "It's just a place holder" until the museum gets around to deciding how its building should look, said Anton Segerstrom, a partner in C.J.
December 20, 2000 |
Capping off a rocky year of resignations that started with the unexpected departure of its chief curator, the Orange County Museum of Art looks firmly to the future with an updated mission and a new curator in mind. The former Newport Harbor Art Museum has taken aggressive steps--including hiring a recruitment firm--to end by early next year an arduous search for an in-house curator who could produce original shows. The job has been vacant for more than a year.
February 19, 2001 |
The Orange County Museum of Art, formerly the Newport Harbor Art Museum, has weathered three crises: the abandonment of expansion plans due to recession in the early '90s, a controversial merger with the Laguna Art Museum in 1996 and 18 months without a curator since September 1999. Those challenges have led the institution to refine and redefine itself.
August 23, 2001
5:30-7:30pm Jazz Flutist and vocalist Renee Grizzell will perform classical jazz as part of a trio at the Orange County Museum of Art. The summer concert series mixes music and art in one evening and is held in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition.* Jazz concert series featuring Renee Grizzell, Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $14 to $16 per concert, includes museum admission. (949) 759-1122, Ext. 218.
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January 8, 1999 |
The Orange County Museum of Art presents "Canyons and Deserts: Picturing the Western Landscape," a selection of paintings, prints and photographs, beginning Saturday to April 25. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 16 and museum members. The museum is at 850 San Clemente Drive. (949) 759-1122.
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May 9, 2001
Beginning this week, we expand our state, regional and local news coverage in a newly designed California section. Among the changes on Wednesdays: A new weekly feature, "In the Classroom"--on schools and education--debuts on B2. Daily lottery numbers appear on B3. Information on how to reach us is on B3. A new color weather map appears daily on the back page of the section. Local arts and entertainment stories, previously in this section, have moved.