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A Memorable First Glimpse – The Buck Collection at UCI

Gerald Buck was a Newport Beach developer whose passion for compelling art grew into that of legend over a span of 40 years until his death in 2013. This long-time love affair with art resulted in a massive collection of 3,300 artworks by California...

'First Glimpse' peers into UC Irvine's treasure trove of California art, the 'largest collection of art that no one has ever seen'

In the spring of 2012, Orange County developer Gerald Buck attended a seminar at Laguna Art Museum. Discussion topics that day included the Getty Foundation’s 2011-12 “Pacific Standard Time” (PST) art initiative, involving more than 100 Southland museums.

Much-anticipated museum begins previews of long-hidden paintings, sculptures

“We are creating a world-class museum and research oasis to study and enjoy the rich expanse of California art,” said Stephen Barker, dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts and executive director of IMCA. “California artists use light and space...

Coast Magazines Arts Issue

This month's cover piece is by Delilah Montoya called "Tijerina Tantrum," 1998. The work is part of the Buck Collection at the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art.

A Peek at UC Irvine's New Institute and Museum for California Art

UC Irvine unveils a small portion of the Buck Collection of this month.

Arts preview: The visual arts scene is rapidly evolving

UC Irvine is looking for a similar SoCal-based starchitect to begin designing a new home for its recently acquired Irvine and Buck Collections, constituting some 5,000 works of California art, including the largest collection of California impressionists

Irvine Museum Collection exhibits popular works from the past as it plans for move to UCI

UCI is presenting “First Glimpse: Introducing the Buck Collection,” Sept. 29-Jan. 5, 2019. The exhibit, sponsored by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will include highlights from the Buck Collection on display in the University Art Galleries.

UC Irvine students offer a 'Bittersweet Farewell' to a beloved professor and dance pioneer

Donald McKayle mixed love with melancholy in his 2015 lyrical dance piece “Bittersweet Farewell,” which honored deceased friends — bonds made during 70 years working on Broadway and in television, movies, modern dance and academia.

Now Appearing: The UCI Company

A successful and wide-ranging arts program means a growing number of alumni are thriving on Broadway.

Where to see Shakespeare in Southern California this summer

UCI drama professor Eli Simon was instrumental in creating a charming portable outdoor in-the-round venue that’s perfect for intimate productions of Shakespeare.

OC Weekly’s Midyear Guide to the Best Local Theater

It’s summertime, and even though the living ain’t always the easiest, OC summertime sure beats the hell out of Stockton summertime. And for those of you who want to immerse yourself in a little bit of artsy-fartsy culture, there’s plenty of stuff both...

Artistic Exposure

Victoria Zepeda, a fourth-year drama major, immersed herself in the arts this year when she stepped up to direct the Brown Bag Theater Co.’s spring production, “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá” (“Neither Here, Nor There”).

State of the Art

Although often overlooked, UCI played a key part in shaping late 20th-century art, and Buck’s collection includes a healthy dose of Anteater professors and alumni from the 1960s and ’70s.

“In Conversation with the Hamilton Stage Management Team” at UCI

UCI Drama and Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Director and Professor in Stage Management, hosted a panel discussion with the Philip touring cast of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton.”

Former Broadway performer directs UCI's ‘American Idiot’ production

Most students in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine aspire to careers on Broadway. Andrew Palermo is bringing Broadway to the students.

Dance Department invited to peform at National College Dance Festival

The Dance Department was invited to perform at the American College Dance Association’s 2018 National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

“Physical Graffiti” Remembers Their Own

The audience’s breath was taken away by Claire Trevor’s last performance of the year: “Physical Graffiti.” The show was many things: exciting, surprising, jaw-dropping and creative. Most of all, it was touching.

The Human Fascination With Birds: It Passes Like a Thought

“It Passes Like a Thought,” a spring art exhibition currently located at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, explores the “flight, birdsong and the aesthetic variation of avian species through the work of several intermedia artists.”