Ongoing Exhibits

The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art (UCI IMCA) is a global magnet for the exhibition of, and research into, California art and its social and cultural framework. UCI IMCA offers the public, artists, art scholars, and the campus community a focal point for the exploration of California art, as a vital engine in the creative evolution of society and aesthetics in the United States and worldwide.

UCI IMCA consists of:

The Museum, which will house a succession of exhibitions selected from the collection and beyond. It will have both plein air and contemporary/modern art on display at all times. Outreach to area schools and other groups will be a regular feature.

The Institute, which will comprise a number of research centers, academic programs, and study centers.

And a message from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.on 6/18/19:

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, it is our privilege to announce that Kim Kanatani has been appointed the first museum director of the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art. A nationally renowned museum leader, Kim will join UCI in August from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she serves as deputy director and the Gail Engelberg Director of Education. She has also served as an adjunct professor in New York University's Museum Studies Program.

During her years with the Guggenheim, she developed a reputation as one of the visionaries in the museum field, creating programs for people of all ages and co-producing multimedia productions, interpretive installations, and exhibitions with a range of today's most exciting artists. Before joining the Guggenheim in 2001, Kim was the director of education at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Kim's leadership will be key in realizing our vision for establishing UCI IMCA as a comprehensive center for the study, research, and exhibition of the distinctive work of California's artists from the early 19th century to the present. Her inspiring energy, talent for creative collaboration, scholarly rigor and deep commitment to advancement and civic engagement will be invaluable as we move forward with developing programs and constructing a permanent home for UCI IMCA on campus.

We are grateful to the search committee and its chair, Bridget R. Cooks, associate professor and chair of African American Studies, for their dedicated efforts and vital contributions to the search process. I would also like to thank Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dean Stephen Barker for his leadership role in establishing UCI IMCA, launching the First Glimpse of the Buck Collection exhibition, as well as his active role in the recruitment for the new museum director.

We look forward to Kim becoming a member of the Anteater family. Please join us in welcoming her to UCI.

Art History Events

Date Time Program Title
06/03/1904:30 PMArt HistoryYear End Awards and Margie Miles' retirement party
04/22/1905:00 PMArt HistoryAHUA's Annual Art Exhibit and Opening Night Reception
04/13/1910:00 AMArt HistoryBuild your career with advice from leading art professionals at the ArtTable Career Development Roundtable: Saturday, April 13th, 2019
03/23/1910:00 AMArt HistoryArt & Politics: Soul of a Nation at the Broad with Bridget R. Cooks
03/11/1905:00 PMArt History"Metallic Myths: Labor and Luster in the Nineteenth Century" with Laura Kalba
03/06/1908:00 AMArt HistoryGetty Symposium: Ancient Iranian Cultures of Luxury and the Creation of an Afro-Eurasian Political Culture
02/02/1910:00 AMArt HistorySaturday at the Gateway: "The Black Index"
01/08/1905:00 PMArt History"Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935" FOAH Private Tour at the Laguna Art Museum with Executive Director Malcolm Warner
12/05/1805:00 PMArt History"First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection" private tour
11/05/1812:00 PMArt History"The Sea, the sea!" Art, Activism and Guantánamo Erin L. Thompson
10/29/1805:00 PMArt HistoryNight at the Gateway: Careers in &/or Related to Art
10/29/1808:00 AMArt HistorySign up and attend your mandatory Art History Advising: ends this week!
10/06/1805:00 PMArt HistoryBridget Cooks' "Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California" at the Pasadena Museum of California Art
10/01/1802:00 PMArt HistoryWelcome and Welcome Back!
09/29/1803:00 PMArt HistoryFirst Glimpse:The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art ("IMCA")
06/05/1803:30 PMArt HistoryArt History Year End Party and Awards
05/29/1811:00 AMArt HistoryBody n Soul: Race, Identity and Healing in the Work of Alison Saar with Alison Saar
05/21/1804:30 PMArt HistoryBo Thai/Bow Tie and Friends
05/17/1812:00 PMArt HistoryThe Subject of Black: Abstraction & The Politics of Race In the Expanded Cinema Environment
05/07/1805:00 PMArt HistoryAHUA Art Exhibit: Opening Reception Monday, May 7th at 5 pm
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