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Where California-Inspired Art, Research, and Teaching 
Come Together

The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA) is a global magnet for the exhibition of, and research into, California art and its social and cultural framework. UCI IMCA offers the public, artists, art scholars, and the campus community a focal point for the exploration of California art, as a vital engine in the creative evolution of society and aesthetics in the United States and worldwide.

UCI IMCA consists of:

The Museum, which will house a succession of exhibitions selected from the collection and beyond. It will have both plein air and contemporary/modern art on display at all times. Outreach to area schools and other groups will be a regular feature.

The Institute, which will comprise a number of research centers, academic programs, and study centers


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Current Exhibition

Poems Without Words

April 6 - August 10

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Hardcover Book Now Available

A limited number of hardcover books that explore even more of The Buck Collection are now available for purchase. The book features essays by the exhibition curators and is fully illustrated with the 50 works in the exhibition as well as 100 additional artworks, comprising an expanded first glimpse of The Buck Collection.

Hardcover, 260 pages – $60

The book is available for purchase in person at The Hill at UC Irvine. Contact us for more details.