Past Exhibitions

New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000–2010

Exhibition Through September 19, 2010

During the last ten years, the Orange County Museum of Art has significantly expanded its collection with 430 works by regional, national, and international artists. New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000–2010 highlighted 90 major paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, and works on paper made during the first decade of the 21st century. The exhibition includes a survey of works from the last four California Biennials and key works from other important exhibitions organized by OCMA, as well as significant gifts and other purchases. 


In an adjoining space, Feedback offered visitors the opportunity to express their own thoughts about specific works in the exhibition. Selected visitor commentary were posted at the museum and on the Web site. 

Image Credits:

Mindy Shapero, All the edges at the same time all the time, 2008-2009; powder coated steel rebar, fiberglass, acrylic, copper leaf coated hand cut paper; collection Orange County Museum of Art, museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge with support from Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati and Dr. James B. Pick

Allison Miller, Two Circles, 2007, oil, acrylic, graphite and ink on wood panel, collection Orange County Museum of Art, Promised gift of Paul and Lily Merage

Exhibition Credits

This exhibition was organized by Karen Moss, deputy director of exhibitions and programs, OCMA.