Orange County Museum of Art.

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Orange County Museum of Art

Top choice in Newport Beach

This engaging museum highlights California art and cutting-edge contemporary artists, with exhibitions rotating through two large spaces. Recent exhibitions have included the California-Pacific Triennial and works by Robert Rauschenberg. There’s also a sculpture garden, eclectic gift shop and a theater screening classic, foreign and art-related films.

It's close to Fashion Island, in case you want to get your retail fix after your culture fix.

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