First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection

  • Dates: September 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • 4000 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Phone: (949) 824-9854
  • Time: - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Thursdays until 8:00 p.m. Holiday Closures: Holiday Closures: November 12 & 22, December 25, January 1
  • Price: Free
  • Details

    UCI proudly offers a First Glimpse of The Buck Collection, part of the emerging Institute and Museum for California Art. Acquired by Newport Beach developer and eclectic collector Gerald Buck, the 3,300 artworks by California artists span a broad range of genres and media. This exhibition, held at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, reveals just over fifty works of Abstract Classicism, Expressionism, Assemblage, California Funk, Light and Space, and those defying definition. The exhibition presents California as a crucible of creativity and its artists as pioneering new movements, altering historical courses, and following powerful individual vision.

    Thursdays, 5:00 –6:00 p.m. | Saturdays, 1:00 –2:00 p.m.
    Take a deeper look at the exhibition on a gallery tour led by an Art History graduate student docent, who will discuss selected highlights in the context of the history of California art and the Buck Collection.
    Contemporary Arts Center Gallery

    October 11, November 8, December 13, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
    Gain new insight into the exhibition and the history of California art with our series of special guest speakers.
    Winifred Smith Hall

    Roger Kuntz, Goodyear on Target [#10 in the Blimp series], 1970 Oil on canvas, 50 3/8 x 59 3/4 inches