EVENT: The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine presents the “Dusk till Dawn” exhibit, featuring work from award-winning painters depicting the California landscape at night or when the sun is setting or rising.
WHEN/WHERE: May 27-Sept. 28, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, on the ground floor of the Airport Tower Building, 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine
INFORMATION: The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. It’s closed on Sundays, Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free. Ample parking is available at no charge in the structure next to the building. For directions, go to http://irvinemuseum.org/directions.html.
BACKGROUND: “Dusk till Dawn” goes against the grain of what we typically think of as landscape painting. Usually, an artist will create a sunlight-infused scene of colorful trees and flowers, things one would expect to see during the day. The paintings in this exhibit show the same subjects but in darkness or at the outer edges of the day. Images may be downloaded from the public Google Drive. For further details, visit http://irvinemuseum.org/upcomingexhibitions.html. Dedicated to the preservation and display of California art from the impressionist period (1890-1930), The Irvine Museum Collection was generously donated to UCI in November 2016. It’s the largest single gift of art to the university, which has initiated the process of constructing a museum on campus.