The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is opening its new home on the campus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and they want you to be there! In celebration, OCMA is inviting everyone in Orange County to join them for a 24-hour event that starts on Saturday, October 8th at 5 pm and will continue till Sunday, October 9th at 5 pm. This event is FREE and open to all ages! Keep reading for the full schedule.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
A drumline leads a celebratory procession down the Avenue of the Arts across the plaza to open the museum, processing up to the roof terrace and ending in fireworks.
The Violet Hour
Inspired by the work of artist Fred Eversley, whose work is the subject of one of OCMA’s opening exhibitions, OCMA’s new café, Verdant, presents the Violet Hour, offering specially crafted mocktails
Pacific Chorale Performance: Skyscape
An aleatoric free form/change choir work performed on four levels connecting us to the sky
Pacific Chorale Performance: Magnificat
A ‘Magnificat’ acapella choir performance by GRAMMY® award winning composer Arvo Pärt, an evocative work that recalls the past while echoing the future
Philharmonic Society Performance: Pacific Gold
PSOC presents a performance by the Orange County Youth Symphony string quartet inspired by the artists in OCMA’s opening exhibition California Biennial 2022: Pacific Gold.
Pacific Symphony Performance: 13 Women
A string trio performance inspired by the artists and work in the 13 Women exhibition.
Rooftop Dance Party
Dance to your heart's content on OCMA’s outside roof terrace with KCRW’s own Jason Bentley.
Join OCMA Curators, past and present, for an immersive tour of OCMA’s new exhibitions. With artists and experts positioned at key artworks throughout the galleries, this is a unique chance to get insider details on all the artworks currently on view.
Join DJ Dylan, DJ Kemistry, and DJ Camillion for a party that is all your own. With headphones provided, you can dance the night away and choose from multiple DJs spinning - move to your own beat!
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Light it Up: Midnight Fireworks
Enjoy a decadent dessert from the museum’s café, Verdant, inspired by the exhibition Fred: Eversley Reflecting (Back the World), and fireworks on the museum’s terrace
Movies for Insomniacs
Join Santa Ana’s premier art-house theater, Frida Cinema, for a curated selection of films that pay homage to artists and the artistic process.
Late Night Lounge with Boss Harmony
Chill out and take a break to listen to artist and DJ Boss Harmony spin records
The Witching Hour
Experience the magic of the museum by getting your fortune told and your tarot read amongst galleries
The Blue Hour
Start the day with the healing properties of the color wheel through Ayurvedic coffee, tea, and matcha drinks at OCMA’s Fueling Station coffee bar
Sound Bath with Somer Waters & Skye Ray
Connect with the artworks shown in the exhibitions California Biennial 2022: Pacific Gold and 13 Women through a sound bath in the galleries embodying the connection between art and healing
Reset and refresh on the beautiful roof terrace with gentle yin yoga led by Linda Chen. Bring your own mat; open to all yoga levels.
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Experience “The Way of the Tea”, a traditional Japanese matcha tea ceremony led by Kentaro Chiba and Soko Okazoe followed by a tea tasting
Color Wheel Juice Bar
Sample a rainbow array of freshly made juice in all colors inspired by artist Fred Eversley’s use of the color wheel.
Enjoy special flavors inspired by OCMA’s collection from our friends and neighbors at Sidecar, Fill Bakeshop, and Goodtown, purveyors of the best donuts in Orange County.
Pop-Up: Aura Photography
Capture images of your aura, the electromagnetic energy field that radiates in and around your body, and learn the distinct significance of each of its colors - find out what your aura is today.
Kids First: Movie Shorts
Join our friends from the Newport Beach Film Festival for a series of short films just for kids.
Inside Out: Dance Performance
Dancers from the Orange County School of the Arts play with perspective and movement in a site-specific performance inspired by the museum’s architecture.
Live Music: Yamila Guerra Cuban Latin Band
Let the two-time Latin GRAMMY winning Yamila Guerra Cuvan Latin, directed by Yalil Guerra, take you on a musical journey through Latin and Caribbean sounds. Feel the joy and dance to the rhythm with your family and friends.
Artmaking: Open Studio
Explore self-guided prompts for drawing, paper sculptures, and more.
Family Workshop: Color Your World
Join OCMA educators in an intergenerational art-making activity where we explore storytelling through color.
Jazz: Ella Takes the Mic
Sway to Ella Fitzgerald jazz classics with the powerhouse singers in the Standard Mel Duo who have drawn inspiration from Carrie Mae Weems’ artwork Untitled (Ella On Silk) in the OCMA Collection.
Gospel Voices of OC: Youth Choir
Youth singers from throughout Orange County and special guests express the joy of the African-American experience, finding inspiration from artists featured in Sanford Biggers’ Of many waters…, an artwork on view on the museum’s terrace.
The Gospel Voices of OC: Youth Choir closes us out with Oh Happy Day followed by a show of blue fireworks.
The Museum of Art (OCMA) has a long track record of identifying and actively engaging with living artists at key moments in their careers. The museum has organized and presented ground-breaking exhibitions that have traveled to more than 35 venues nationwide and internationally.
The museum's 4,500-work art collection includes important samples of 20th- and 21st-century art and artists inspired by or working in California, including Vija Celmins, Chris Burden, Bruce Conner, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Irwin, Catherine Opie, Charles Ray, and Ed Ruscha.
On October 8, 2022, the California Biennial 2022 (CB22) will be one of five inaugural exhibitions in the museum's new home as a homage to its rich history. California Biennial 2022 will be included as a part of the museum's inaugural special exhibitions in its new home, beginning in 1984 at the Newport Harbor Art Museum, where the OCMA was once situated.