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‘Not hearing him sing in the halls is hard’: UCI prepares tribute to dance legend Donald McKayle

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Award-winning choreographer and educator Donald McKayle was considered one of the pioneers of 20th-century modern dance. His pieces on the black experience in America still resonate. (Read more from the LA Times...)

A Memorable First Glimpse – The Buck Collection at UCI

Monday, October 22, 2018

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...

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

Monday, October 1, 2018

“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...

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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.

Arts preview: The visual arts scene is rapidly evolving

Monday, September 10, 2018

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

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

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

Coast Magazines Arts Issue

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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.

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

Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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