The Irvine Museum embraces California art of the Impressionist Period. Beautiful art from 1890-1930. It’s exhibits share the splendor of California’s remarkable landscape. From May 27 to September 28th, 2017 you will find “Dusk Til Dawn” on exhibit. An exhibit that goes against the grain of what we typically think of as landscape painting. Usually, an artist will paint a beautiful landscape bursting in bright sunlight with colorful trees and flowers, things one would expect to see during the day. This exhibition is different as the paintings on display show those same subjects but at night or at the outer edges of the day, when the sun is setting or when it is rising.
The Irvine Museum offers a variety of tours of its exhibitions. A regularly scheduled weekly docent tour is offered every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. Visitors are welcome on this tour without an appointment. In addition, special docent tours are available to groups of ten or more on an appointment basis. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.