Southern California is home to museums devoted to the natural sciences, history, and of course, art. Art is everywhere in the city with murals and great museums like LACMA, The Broad and The Getty Center. But there is so much more art to be seen than you could spend every day. So, the next time you want to develop your creative mind, visit these local art museums and exhibitions at SoCal.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is back and open for private appointments. This gallery, located in the heart of the artist village of downtown Santa Ana, hosts an art walk every first Saturday of every month. If you’re looking to see works of art that explore contemporary art that promotes artistic experimentation and risk-taking that dates back to the 1980s, this is the place to go.
The Chemers Gallery in Tustin is a local innovator in the Orange County art scene. The works of art range from contemporary to traditional and everything in between. Explore all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital prints, and more. But why stop there? If you want more than one gallery, they also take care of artwork restorations, appraisals, and custom framing.
Hilbert Museum of California Art
You may have gone to the Circle of Orange to shop for food or antiques, but within Chapman University is the Hilbert Museum of California Art which displays works of art from the Hilbert Collection. With works of art including oils, watercolors, and drawings, this little gallery is a great local stop whenever you’re in Orange County.
Orange County Museum of Art
With a unique new immersive, artistic and architectural experience, the Orange County Museum of Art will become one of OC’s most important works of art. While waiting for the doors to open, discover their virtual tour online. Browse its collections online, comprising more than 4,500 works of art produced during the 20th and 21st centuries by artists from around the world.
The Bowers Museum is open in the city of Santa Ana for all who wish to join in a fun artistic experience. Walkthroughs include early Californians, Californian heirlooms, spirits, headhunters, ancient Chinese arts, the Walt Disney Archives, and more. These galleries can also be found online with more information about their periods, artists, and other fun details you shouldn’t miss.