May 29, 2002 - Orange County Museum of Art - 2002 California Biennial
May 29, 2002

2002 California Biennial

2002 California Biennial
25 May - 8 September 2002

The Orange County Museum of Art
Newport Beach
850 San Clemente Drive

This summer the Orange County Museum of Art presents one of its most eagerly anticipated and celebrated exhibitions, the California Biennial. The 2002 California Biennial features new work by young artists from San Diego to Sonoma, from the Los Angeles region and the Bay Area. Rather than defining a prevailing theme, the exhibition explores the most vibrant ideas and sensibilities among a new generation of visual artists, reflecting not only the changing state of California art but also the museums commitment to showcasing contemporary art as it evolves in a regional, national, and international framework. The 2002 California Biennial is co-curated by Elizabeth Armstrong, chief curator and acting director, and Irene Hofmann, curator of contemporary art.

A 64-page, hard cover catalogue published by the Orange County Museum of Art accompanies the 2002 California Biennial. The full color volume includes introductory text by the co-curators of the exhibition, Elizabeth Armstrong and Irene Hofmann. It also features essays on each of the artists written by Irene Hofmann and guest writers Kristin Chambers and Andrea Scott. The catalogue is available at the museum stores in Newport Beach and South Coast Plaza and on the museums website at the cost of $24.95

The 2002 California Biennial exhibition and the accompanying catalogue is made possible in part by the generosity of Dr. James B. Pick & Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, Charles & Twyla Martin, Christine and Jeff Masonek, and Southern California Jaguar Retailers. Media sponsors: Riviera Magazine, Adlink, and A&E Network.

Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California is located at 850 San Clemente Drive. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $5/adults; $4/seniors and students; children under sixteen and OCMA members are free. OCMA is open free to the public every Tuesday thanks to the generosity of Robinsons-May. For information call (949) 759-1122 or visit our website,

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