Bringing California-Inspired Art, Research, and Teaching Together. The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA) strives to become a global magnet for the exhibition and research of 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 vital to the creative evolution of society and aesthetics nationally and internationally. UCI IMCA will consist of a Museum, where the collection of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century California art and special exhibitions will be displayed, and an Institute, which will engage scholars and all of UCI’s academic programs in research on California art.

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Nationally renowned museum leader Kim Kanatani has been appointed the first museum director of the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (IMCA)

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Current Exhibitions

Discover current and upcoming exhibitions of California art at the UCI IMCA.

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Explore the Collections

Read about the UCI IMCA’s foundational collections of California art.

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Visitor Information

The UCI IMCA is free and open to the public. See our location and hours to plan your visit.

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Images:

John Hubbard Rich, The Idle Hour, 1917, oil on canvas, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine

Peter Alexander, Thrasher, 1992, oil on canvas, The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art, © 2018, Peter Alexander

Poems Without Words, April 6, 2019 – August 10, 2019. Artworks: Franz A. Bischoff, Arroyo Seco Bridge, 1912, oil on canvas, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine; Hanson Duvall Puthuff, Verdugo Canyon, n.d., oil on canvas, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine; Jessie Arms Botke, Macaw & Cockatoos, 1926, oil and gold leaf on board, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine; Jessie Arms Botke, White Peacocks and Nepal Trumpets, ca. 1939, oil and gold leaf on board, Private Collection; Jessie Arms Botke, Crowned Pigeons, ca. 1925, oil and gold leaf on board, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine.