August 25, 1998 |
The Event: An Evening on the Titanic, a re-enactment of a gala dinner aboard the ill-fated ocean liner held at the iceberg-free Bloomingdale's Court in Fashion Island Newport Beach. Saturday's dinner, which included performances by unsinkable comedians Milton Berle and Sid Caesar, was staged by the Islanders to benefit the Orange County Museum of Art. Bon Voyage: More than 200 guests boarded the R.M.S. Titanic and were greeted by the ship's captain, played by Dick Stevens.
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.
October 7, 2006 |
ON preview day for the 2006 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, the headline in the newspaper said: "Legal Battle Over Detainee Bill Likely." The story chronicled the nearly unimaginable national debate underway over the constitutionality of military tribunals conducted without federal court oversight and the torture of prisoners.
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.