Profile of the Irvine Museum in Irvine, CA

"California Landscape with Flowers" by Granville Redmond (detail). Image courtesy the Irvine Museum.


The Irvine Museum in Irvine, California was established in 1993 as the "leading institution for the study, preservation, and display of California Impressionist art in the United States."

The Museum creates new and traveling exhibitions and designs educational programs for the public.


The Irvine Museum in Irvine, California was established in 1993.

One of the Museum's main focuses is its community outreach and educational programs.

Scores of schoolchildren participate in the Museum's field trip programs. The docents engage the children to express what they see when looking at the paintings, and educate the children on California history, its natural environment and art. The Museum also donates a series of art books to the school's library, so that the education of California art and history continues.

The Museum has published 18 books on California Impressionism, discussing its artists, the time period, its history, and the natural environment, plus the Museum has assisted the Public Broadcast System in the production of 3 documentaries featuring the art of California.


According to the Museum's website:

"Dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890-1930), The Irvine Museum is embracing a principal role in the education and furtherance of this beautiful and important regional variant of American Impressionism that has come to be associated with California and its remarkable landscape."


The Irvine Museum is located at 18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100, in Irvine, California, and within driving distance from Los Angeles and San Diego. 

Please refer to the Museum's website for further directions and information.

Museum's Conservation Department:

The Irvine Museum does not have a permanent collection, so does not require the services of an art conservator in order to preserve the works for future viewing.

Famed Artworks in Collection:

The Museum does not have a permanent collection but borrows the work from noteworthy private and public collections.

The Museum has exhibited the artwork of renowned Californian Impressionists such as Franz A. Bischoff (1864-1929), Percy Gray (1869-1952), William Keith (1838-1911), Xavier Martinez (1869-1943), and Granville Redmond (1871-1935).

In addition, the Museum has an online bookstore featuring art books on the California Impressionists.

Noteworthy Facts:

The Museum publishes an informative newsletter titled "The Palette," which goes into historical detail of the current exhibitions and the specific artworks on view.

Employment Information:

The Museum regularly posts job listings on its website in the various departments such as administrative, curatorial, sales, security, etc. when jobs become available.

How to Apply for a Job:

To apply for a position at the Museum, a cover letter and resume are requested to be mailed to the Museum.

Museum's Contact Info:

The Irvine Museum, 18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612. Tel: (949) 476-0294.


The Irvine Museum's website

Museum Hours:

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday closed
  • Closed holidays