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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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Get a sneak peak at the motivation and vision for UCI IMCA.

Featured Exhibition

First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection 

September 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019

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Current Exhibition

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Harmony of Light: Spring in California

February 22, 11:00 am - June 21, 5:00 pm