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Hilbert Museum of California Art

167 N Atchison St, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866-1301
+1 714-516-5880
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Orange county gem of a museum to see!

One step away from the orange metrolink station. Very friendly reception wonderful exhibit about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail G
A revelation

This museum is probably unknown to most - but it should not remain so as it has excellent... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Rico M
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Irvine, California
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The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, which opened in 2016, was established thanks to the generosity of Mark and Janet Hilbert, whose superlative collection focuses on the “California Scene” painting movement of roughly the 1920s through the 1970s and beyond. The Hilbert Collection – which includes oils, watercolors, sketches and lithographs of rural and urban scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches, freeways and landscapes of everyday life in the Golden State – is a significant repository of 20th-century representational art by California artists. The Collection also includes animation and movie art (many California fine artists were drawn to the state by work in the movie industry, including as animators, background painters, set and backdrop designers and poster artists) and works by noted American illustrators.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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167 N Atchison St, Chapman University, Orange, CA 92866-1301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One step away from the orange metrolink station. Very friendly reception wonderful exhibit about illustration.

Thank Gail G
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This museum is probably unknown to most - but it should not remain so as it has excellent collection of Californian art and is moreover free, there is not even a charge for parking, I was particularly impressed by the paintings of the eastern sierras...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Thus small Museum, Hilbert Museum of California Art, is a true gem. It is associated with Chapman University. Very convent location across the parking lot rom the Orange Train Depot. The exhibits currently on view from Oct. 7, 2017 thru April 7 2018 include American...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Looking for a decent museum without having to drive to LA, I found this incredible gem to share with my daughter so close to home (Corona, CA). It's got a small but substantial collection carefully curated. The vibe here was totally relaxed (we went the...More

Thank Donna K
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Orange is somewhat out of the way for most people, a sleepy town in Orange county, home of Chapman University, which has a pleasant campus in the center of town. it turns out that the university has a significant art collection, displayed in a variety...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This small, on-campus art museum is home to a permanent collection of Californian art as well as special exhibitions. Inside you can find landscape paintings and artwork depicting daily life in California. The rotating exhibits vary, but they are typically related to Californian culture like...More

Thank Alex Q
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HilbertMuseum, Director at Hilbert Museum of California Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thanks, Alex - so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Currently a Chapman University student so I wanted to check out the museum. The museum is just past Dodge College and literally right next to Partridge Dance Center. Didn't take too long to walk through all the exhibits and got to enjoy the nice air...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very nice museum in Orange with free admission and parking. Wonderful collection of California artists. Will be back soon.

Thank Anne O
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a hidden gem. There is a great collection of California Art. Most of the collection is from the 20th century with some more recent paintings. There is some Disney production art. Parking is in front of the building.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

10 minutes from Disneyland, free admission and free parking in front. See examples of California scene paintings from one of the best collections in the country. Also visit the gallery showing examples of Disney Production art. Also across the alley visit the old train station...More

Thank Mark H
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