After some 16 years in the making, the 54,000-square-foot Orange County Museum of Art is set to open its doors this week with a 24-hour festival at its new home in Costa Mesa.
The $94 million building opens on Oct. 8, though the museum dates to 1962 when it opened as the Balboa Pavilion Gallery on Newport’s Balboa Peninsula, created by 13 local women. The museum is honoring these 13 women with a year-long homage of works from the 1960s to the present of artists who were important to the museum’s development.
See photos below for pictures of the facility, courtesy of Daniel Pearson.
For more details, see the Oct. 3 Business Journal print edition.