The Orange County Museum Of Art Is Now Open And Free
A brand new Orange County Museum of Art opens to the public today and to mark the occasion, a 24-hour celebration kicks off at 5 p.m.
What to expect: Non-stop music, food, films, yoga, dancing and more. See the full opening program here.
The backstory: The museum was originally founded in 1962 and was most recently known as the Newport Harbor Art Museum. It reopens in a new $93 million structure that features more than 4,500 objects produced during the 20th and 21st centuries.
How to visit: The museum is located on the same campus as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Admission is free — not only for the opening, but for the next 10 years, that's thanks to a $2.5 million grant.
You can also join AirTalk at an upcoming event at the museum Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Ticket details for the event are available here.
Go deeper: Jill Replogle, who covers OC for LAist, got a preview: Orange County Has A New Art Museum, And It's Free