Art, Field Notes

The UCI Institute and Museum for California Art

Opening Reception remarks from UCI Provost Enrique Lavernia took place on September 29, 2018. The First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection exhibit runs until January 5, 2019. Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is executive director of IMCA. The show was curated by Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Kevin Appel, Chair of the Department of Art, and Cecile Whiting, Chair of the Department of Art History.

Peter Alexander, Thrasher, 1992, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 84 inches. The Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art.
James Turrell, Roden Crater, 1986,  33 x 24 x 8 inches, Philippine mahogany box with fiberglass topographical model of Roden Crater, dirt from the site, statement bookk, and portfolio.

“It’s possible to gather light that’s older than our solar system.”

-James Turrell

Contemporary Arts Center lobby time-lapse video from the Buck Collection catalogue process from July 16 – August 31, 2018. The xMPL Experimental Media Performance Lab featured a 3:27 minute documentary titled First Glimpse with comments from the director and curators.

To learn more about the history of the collection, read the 2017 Los Angeles Times article, A storied art collection shrouded in mystery will anchor new UC Irvine museum.

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