Welcome To The Irvine Museum
As we view these rare and remarkable paintings, we are returned, all too briefly, to a time long ago when the land and its bounty were open and almost limitless.
Much of what originally made California a "Golden Land" was directly linked to the environment,
especially the land and water that nurtured and sustained a rare quality of life. Over a hundred years
ago, the splendor of nature fascinated artists and compelled them to paint beautiful paintings. As we
view these rare and remarkable paintings, we are returned, all too briefly, to a time long ago when the
land and its bounty were open and almost limitless. Today, with the renaissance of the glorification of
nature in art, that spirit is motivating enlightened people in the same way it energized artists of the
past. The common bond is the deep reverence for nature and the common goal is to preserve our
environment, and no statement is more eloquent than the silent testament of these magnificent
paintings. Each generation, in its turn, is the steward of the land, water and air. Our time is now. I
sincerely hope that the message this museum imparts will inspire us all to action in this most pressing
Joan Irvine Smith
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18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612
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Offices/Bookstore: (949) 476-0294
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Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and may be closed for major holidays. Please call ahead.
Admission is complimentary for all visitors. Donations are gratefully accepted.
The Irvine Museum validates parking for its visitors.