In the News

UCI’s Kei Akagi is inspired by both classic jazz musicians and emerging songwriters

Friday, February 8, 2019

“First, the faculty here has always been a fantastically fertile ground for the creation of new ideas to experiment with,” said Akagi. “And secondly, there are my students, who are constantly bringing fresh ideas for me to experience..."

Spring Theater Preview

Monday, January 14, 2019

"Finally, we couldn’t give a rundown of Orange County’s theatrical presentations in the Spring without mentioning UCI Claire Trevor’s School of the Arts..."

UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab

Friday, January 4, 2019

I suspect that most readers have never attended a performance (or have even heard of) UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab. It’s one of seven separate performing arts theatres on campus and it’s by far the most unusual...

Irvine’s Amazing Academic Arts Venues

Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the past several years, my wife and I have seen some amazing talent through the many performances we’ve attended at Irvine’s college arts venues. These programs have become a source of tremendous enjoyment for us...

Preserving Jerry Herman’s music for a younger generation

Thursday, January 3, 2019

"The day before the concert, Coulter and Boswell will conduct a master class with students from the UCI Drama Department’s musical theater program. Of the participating students who will prepare and present a song from a Jerry Herman musical..."

‘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

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