Free Fridays at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

Free Fridays at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

Do you like going to museums? When I’m traveling, I often make a point of visiting local museums. I sometimes forget to do the same when I’m home and there really is a whole lot of art and history to see at the many museums that are in Orange County.

Recently, I rediscovered something good about the Orange County Museum of Art. Each and every Friday, admission is free for everyone!

OCMA is near Fashion Island in Newport Beach. They are open from 11am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday. On free Fridays, they extend the hours and stay open until 8pm.

Free Fridays at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

Exhibits change periodically throughout the year. On this visit, I saw a large Pop Art Design exhibit and a smaller area that was devoted to Women Artists in the 90s.

I especially enjoyed the pop art, which featured quite a few¬†Andy Warhol pieces. The styles are, for the most part, fun and playful. It’s interesting to see many of the things that were celebrated as new decades ago are now coming back as part of our current culture.

I spent about 2 hours at the museum and that felt like enough. If you’re attending one of their special talks, movies, workshops or tours, you’ll probably want to allow for more time. You can walk straight through the galleries or take your time and sit on one of the many benches while you thoughtfully gaze at the works of art.

The Orange County Museum of Art is a wonderful place to visit!

Free Fridays at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

Orange County Museum of Art
(OCMA)
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Free Fridays at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

25 comments for “Free Fridays at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

  1. Sheila Russell
    January 21, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I love going to local museums they tell you so much about the community

  2. Calvin F.
    January 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Definitely some very colourful, unique pieces of art in this museum, something that would be great to learn about.

  3. Kristi F
    January 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    The pop art looks great, I love when a museum has a free day, always encourages people to come explore.

  4. Amy Green
    January 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I would really love to go to this museum in particular. Your photographs make it look especially appealing! These exhibits look so interesting and engaging. I love artwork when it comes from a place of genuineness and a drive to inspire people with creativity and positive messages.

  5. January 24, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I always find visiting museums when I travel so interesting. I usually spend one day at a museum when on a vacation. I always call Triple A and ask for maps and books on the local area to seek out the museums in the area. I take hours to explore. I like to take my time and really enjoy what the museum has to offer. I’m like a sponge i want to absorb it all. Thanks for posting some of the art work at OCMA with us.

  6. Valerie Mitchell
    January 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Great idea about AAA, Rhonda!

  7. lisagee1234
    January 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    This looks great. I like museums but don’t live by any but when I did, we always visited them.

  8. January 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I am not big into art and don’t pretend to know much about it but I do love to go to art museums and look. I am amazed by what people create.

  9. Leslie C
    January 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Wow There is some very cool & unique pieces!

  10. February 4, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Andy Warhol’s work is instantly recognizable, he really was a genius in a way. Here, is he saying Mao was a celebrity commodity like Marilyn?

  11. Anita Duvall
    February 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    This all looks so interesting. Wish we had something like this closer to us here in Arkansas.

  12. katklaw777
    February 4, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Luv when places have a free day…so helpful for those of us on a fixed budget.

  13. February 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    This is different but nice

  14. Shelley P
    February 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I really enjoy visiting museums :) And it’s especially nice when there is a free admissions day! These exhibits look interesting, colorful and unique. Love the neat chairs in your pics too :)

  15. Jeffrey
    February 5, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Great looking museum to go to.

  16. vickie couturier
    February 6, 2017 at 5:49 am

    how nice,i would love to take my grandkids

  17. Mia
    February 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I also enjoy looking at pop art. I would love to see the Warhol pieces.

  18. Carol N
    February 6, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I will try and go when I am there later this year!

  19. Barrie
    February 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

    What a great art museum to visit on a weekend. Great for kids and family quality time.

  20. ann hengst
    February 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Free Fridays – thats good to hear. I love art and enjoy checking it all out

  21. mrsshukra
    February 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    What a quirky museum!

  22. February 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    This is my type of museum to visit – I love colorful art like this.

  23. Mary Mac
    February 22, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Beautiful museum and great way to spend the afternoon.

  24. Jeffrey
    March 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Cool looking portraits of Mao Ze-Tung

  25. Allyson Becker
    March 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    What an interesting exhibit! Not much for museums though.

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