Education in LA – Trip to OCMA

On Wednesday, May 17th a group of PAA members traveled down to Costa Mesa to visit the newly opened Orange County Museum of Art. The building itself was designed by Thomas Mayne for Morphosis Architecture and is located on the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus.

We were able to view several exhibits that were on display:
Daniel Arsham: Wherever You Go, There You Are, which was the artist’s first major US museum show. Arsham explored his concept of fictional archaeology through sculpture, architecture, drawing and photography while exploring ideas of history, symbology and the material nature of time.
13 Women:Variations ll: This exhibit marks the museum’s 60th anniversary by paying homage to the works of 13 women who founded the Balboa Pavilion Gallery.
Sanford Biggers: Of Many Waters: The Los Angeles native and NY-based artist was commissioned to create a 24 foot wide x 16 foot tall multimedia outdoor sculpture which operates as a combination and continuation of Bigger’s Chimera, Shimmer, and Codex series.
Following our tour of these exhibits we dined at the delicious Cafe Verdant located on the upper level of the museum. A wonderful day was had by all. The trip to see this architecturally built museum and its art are well worth the trip to the OC. Many thanks to Holly Hancock and Lizzie Salvati for all of their hard work this year getting us out to so many great art exhibits in and around Los Angeles!
Judy Penner

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