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California art

Susan M. Anderson standing in front of paintings in a gallery.

Early 1900s influencer anchors new museum show

Widow played unsung role in California art scene

Cassandra Coblentz, guest curator of Langson IMCA’s upcoming exhibition “Indefinitely Wild: Preserving California’s Natural Resources,” admires Detlef Sammann’s 1915 “Del Monte Forest.”

‘Indefinitely Wild’

Art exhibition contrasts pristine California landscapes with reality of development

A rendering is a facsimile of what the gallery spaces may look like at the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.

Location chosen for Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art

UCI’s North Campus site provides outdoor vistas to complement indoor masterpieces

Jack Langson, with his wife Shanaz Langson

UCI Institute and Museum of California Art receives naming gift from Jack and Shanaz Langson

Funding to provide support for construction, operation of state-of-the-art facility

Gordon Onslow Ford, Constellations and Grasses, 1957

Paintings that play with perception

New exhibition at UCI’s Institute and Museum of California Art pairs abstract and representational works

Kim Kanatani, director of UCI’s Institute and Museum of California Art, admires “Tree of Life,” by Carlos Almaraz, a pioneer in the Chicano art movement.

Keeping up appearances

Works at UCI’s Institute and Museum of California Art are restored in anticipation of reopening gallery

Kim Kanatani, inaugural museum director of the UCI Institute and Museum of California Art. Behind her is Richard Diebenkorn’s 1952 oil-on-canvas painting “Albuquerque #9"

What’s next: The future of museums

As cultural and educational nexuses, they must explore creative ways of engaging with diverse audiences

James Irvine Swinden

A California Art Apostle

Running an art museum was not something James Irvine Swinden ever imagined. When his mother, Joan Irvine Smith, began feverishly collecting California impressionist artwork in the early 1990s, Swinden was happily operating a 12-acre botanical garden on the island of Kauai. So when she asked him to help set up a museum to showcase the […]

Assistant Museum Registrar Chanelle Mandell catalogs the Buck collection

State of the Art

Inside an unmarked Los Angeles warehouse, a woman wearing disposable purple gloves uses a $300 specialized flashlight to pore over every inch of a crayon portrait. Framed by towering racks of artwork, she’s inspecting and inventorying a long-hidden stash of 3,200 paintings and statues bequeathed toUCI by Orange County developer Gerald Buck. The collection, a […]

UCI receives unparalleled California modern art trove

Rarely seen Buck Collection, ‘greatest ever assembled,’ key to major UCI art center