Along El Camino Real

The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine “Fiesta in Old Monterey” by Frank Myers (1899-1956) Oil on board / 22 x 30 inches The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine

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Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 18 2017
Free

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The Irvine Museum
18881 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA  92612
949-476-0294
Only after reading An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 by historian Benjamin Madley should you, having contextualized images you are about to take in, visit the Irvine Museum’s admittedly beautiful collection of paintings of the California missions and the landscape they once occupied. 'Along El Camino Real' largely esteems the romantic past, with important etchings and paintings of familiar buildings, gardens, fountains and chapels, but also includes glimpses of the museum’s favored Impressionist style of wild spaces and cityscapes. Already crumbling, and nearly derelict, the fabled religious prison camps themselves were already ruins when captured a hundred years ago by the best artists of the day, preserved or reimagined in a golden-hour of revisionist storytelling.

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