First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collectionat the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art

  • Presented By: Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Dates: September 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: University Art Gallery
  • 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free admission and open to the public.
  • Details

    Curated by Kevin Appel, Stephen Barker, Cecile Whiting
    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, (Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13), 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturdays, (Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15, Jan. 5), 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