Message from the Director
Welcome and thank you for visiting.
This past spring, UCI officials announced the location for our new home. Sited on North Campus adjacent to UCI’s Medical Center-Irvine complex with vistas of San Joaquin Marsh Reserve, the new Langson IMCA facility will be a community hub designed for expansive and inclusive engagement, informed by cross-disciplinary exchange, and forged by the natural environment and vibrancy of place.
While committed to scholarship and the preservation of artistic legacies, Langson IMCA is also rooted in learning through the humanistic act of connection—a coming together to examine California Art and its creators through various, disparate, and, at times, challenging points of view. Through our exhibitions and public programs; K-12 initiatives in numerous local school districts comprising both in-person visits that have resumed in fall 2022 and popular Virtual School Visits; and our UCI student museum educators and gallery guides, we aim to provide multiple points of entry to experience art. As we know from our visitors’ feedback, these encounters can be transformational.
Regarding our next steps toward the development of a new home, this summer UCI has engaged an architectural firm for the initial pre-design phase to develop the programming of the facility—that is, determining what activities, functions, and spaces should exist within and without the facility to meet our objectives and project cost. This process aligns with the university’s masterplan underway for North Campus. We expect the search for the design architect will commence next summer.
Please visit our interim museum location at 18881 Von Karman Avenue to take in the current exhibition Echoes of Perception: Peter Alexander and California Impressionism. And also visit UCI's University Art Gallery to view Dissolve, a contemporary art exhibition presented by Langson IMCA and curated by UCI Professor Bridget R. Cooks, PhD. Check this website for updates on programming—free and open to all—including conversations with artists, art-making activities, gallery talks, and more. We look forward to seeing you.
UCI Langson IMCA Museum Director