Dec 16 2019
Jan 11 2020
UCI IMCA presents:  El Camino del Oro

UCI IMCA presents: El Camino del Oro

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On exhibit now at the UCI IMCA (Irvine Museum of California Art) is El Camino del Oro.  The first mission in what is now the state of California was founded in San Diego by Spanish Franciscan friars in 1769. Over the next fifty years, Spanish missionaries established a total of 21 missions throughout California. They were connected by El Camino Real, also called the Royal Road or the King’s Highway. By 1850, when California became the 31st state of the Union, many of the missions had been abandoned and were in ruins. It wasn’t until the 1890s, when artists began portraying the missions as relics of California’s cultural past that a serious effort was made to preserve and restore them.

Admission Info

Free admission  |  Open Tuesday-Saturday  |  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Holiday Closures
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29  |  Tuesday-Wednesday, December 24-25  | Tuesday-Wednesday, December 31-January 1

Dates & Times

2019/12/16 - 2020/01/11

Location Info