Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)
is artist operated and dedicated to the pursuit
of professional excellence and freedom of expression
in the arts. One of the longest running co-op
galleries in the United States, they have been
presenting artwork since 1980.
the turn of the century through the 1930s, Laguna
Beach was home to one of the most significant
artistsí colony on the Pacific Coast. The Laguna
Art Museum has not only been the focal point of
this art colony but, instrumental in uncovering
its history as well.
modern and contemporary art. Critically acclaimed
exhibitions such as Picasso to Pollock: Modern
Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
of Art, together with the Orange Lounge at South
Coast Plaza, draw more than 60,000 visitors annually.
in 1992 by Joan Irvine Smith and her mother, the
late Athalie R. Clarke, this is the only museum
in California dedicated to the preservation and
display of California Impressionism or Plein-Air
paintings, an art style that flourished in California
from 1890 to 1930.
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