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
06/02/2003:00 PMArt HistoryYear End Virtual Party
05/27/2009:00 AMArt HistoryUC Wide Virtual Career Fair: Register by Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
03/03/2005:00 PMArt HistoryLauren Woods: On her artwork "American Monument"in conversation with Professors Bridget R. Cooks and John Murillo HG 1030
02/24/2009:30 AMArt HistoryPayravi Conference on Ancient Iranian History III "Iran and The Transformation of Ancient Near Eastern History: The Seleucids"
02/20/2002:00 PMArt History"Layered Traditions: South Asia and the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World" with Ladan Akbarnia, Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, The San Diego Museum of Art
02/20/2004:00 PMArt HistoryQiu Ying and the Playfulness of Painting with Professor Yeewan Koon, University of Hong Kong
02/08/2009:00 AMArt History"Archaeology in a Post-Truth World Interdisciplinary Conference"
02/06/2002:00 PMArt HistorySistan: The Medieval Indo-Iranian Borderland
11/08/1912:00 PMArt HistoryNicole Woods, Assistant Professor Art History, and Film Television and Theater, and Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame, to speak on the Ph.d. Job market
10/21/1901:00 PMArt HistoryJim Herbert to speak at OCMA Visionaries lecture October 21st
10/02/1904:30 PMArt History"Double aspect" abstraction: Morphology, Pseudomorphism, and the Dialectics of Latin American Art
09/30/1903:00 PMArt HistoryWelcome and Welcome Back to Art History!
09/25/1905:30 PMArt HistoryHaven't made plans for tonight yet? Head over to University Town Center at 5:30 tonight for a frozen yogurt social!
09/23/1908:00 AMArt HistoryVisit AHUA at the Anteater Involvement Fair today until 4, next to the Athletics Booth and bounce house table 196!
06/13/1908:00 AMArt History"Persianate Cultures of Power and Global Elite Networks: Transmission, Translation and Transculturation."
06/03/1904:30 PMArt HistoryYear End Awards and Margie Miles' retirement party
05/08/1908:00 AMArt History"Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective" curated by Professor Cooks through 9/8/19 at the California African American Museum
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
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