October 30, 2018

Media Release

The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine presents

Upon a Painted Ocean: An Ode to the California Coast
November 10, 2018 – March 30, 2019

EVENT:  Upon a Painted Ocean is an exhibition that celebrates the splendor of California’s sun-filled coast. It features works by important historical and contemporary painters including Guy Rose one of the most famous California Impressionists.

The exhibition features historical works by Rex Brandt, Frank Cuprien, Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, Ruth Peabody, Arthur Rider, William Ritschel, Donna Schuster, George Gardner Symons, Elmer Wachtel, and William Wendt.

The exhibition includes works by notable contemporary artists such as John Cosby, Rick Delanty, Dennis Doheny, Andy Evansen, Gregory Hull, Kim Lordier, Jesse Powell, Gayle Garner Roski, Jeff Sewell, and Bryan Mark Taylor.

WHEN/WHERE:  Nov. 10, 2018 – Mar. 30, 2019. The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine is located on the ground floor of the Airport Tower Building at 18881 Von Karman Ave., in Irvine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free. Ample parking is available at no charge in the structure next to the building. Parking is validated at the front desk. http://irvinemuseumcollection.uci.edu/directions/

INFORMATION: Details on the exhibit may be found at:


Images may be downloaded from the public Google Drivehttp://bit.ly/2Q20Zys

BACKGROUND: The Irvine Museum Collection is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art from the Impressionist Period (1890-1930). The collection was donated in November 2016 and is now part of the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA). For more information, visit imca.uci.edu.

WEBSITE: Visit irvinemuseumcollection.uci.edu to find out about upcoming events, closures, and updates.