In 2017, University of California, Irvine (UCI) established the Institute and Museum of California Art following the acquisition of two important collections of California Art: The Irvine Museum Collection and The Buck Collection. Four years later, this new university asset was renamed Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art (Langson IMCA) following receipt of a leadership gift for a new facility.
Langson IMCA considers what constitutes California Art and seeks to share the stories of artists and their artmaking in informed, inclusive, and just ways, ensuring that a diversity of voices and lived experiences are presented. Langson IMCA’s holdings currently include over 4,500 works representing a wide array of genres and mediums that span late 19th century California Impressionism and plein air painting to Post-War and contemporary art. Through its growing collection, research institute, exhibitions, and public programming, Langson IMCA celebrates artists responding to the California experience, fosters research to generate new scholarship, and encourages meaningful encounters and experiences with California Art and its global contexts.
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