Current Exhibitions

The Pacific Project: Khvay Samnang
exhibition through February 28, 2016

Presented as the second installment of The Pacific Project art video series, the museum showcases the work of Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang. The three separate works on view examine the concerns of rapidly developing societies and the impact that growth has on the well-being of residents.

R. Luke DuBois--Now
exhibition through February 28, 2016


R. Luke DuBois—Now is the first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast for New York-based DuBois, who has produced an extensive body of work ranging from musical composition and performance to large-scale public installations, film, and computer works. This exhibition focuses on a body of work in which the artist uses enormous amounts of data—from presidential acceptance speeches and online dating site profiles to the history of film and music—to create innovative experiences incorporating historical and contemporary culture.





Sandow Birk: American Qur'an
exhibition through February 28, 2016


Painter Sandow Birk (b. 1962) has developed a specialty of applying the vision and scope of history painting to the examination of issues that possess contemporary relevance. Recently, Birk has spent nine years completing his most ambitious project to date, American Qur’an. In this series, he hand-transcribes and illustrates every verse of the  holy book of Islam in a manner that would emphasize how the Qur’an might be more meaningful to Western audiences.


Olga Lah: Amass and Swell
exhibition through February 28, 2016

The Orange County Museum of Art unveils a major, site-specific installation by Long Beach artist Olga Lah.  Made of thousands of stacked, foam blocks, Amass and Swell will occupy the length of several large gallery walls to create a 65-foot, interactive, cavernous effect that will envelop and engage museum visitors.

Upcoming Exhibitions

marilyn minter: pretty/dirty
exhibition April 2 - July 10, 2016

For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. From the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to soiled designer shoes, Minter’s work brings into sharp, critical focus the power of desire. As an artist Minter has always made seductive visual statements that demand our attention while never shirking her equally crucial roles as provocateur, critic, and humorist. 

Past Exhibitions