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Orange County Museum of Art Preview

Orange County Museum of Art, Morphosis Architects. At right is Richard Serra's Connector (2006), and at left is Sanford Biggers' Of many waters… (2022) The Orange County Museum of Art will open in its new Thom Mayne/Morphosis building on Oct. 8. Here are a few quick takes from the media preview. As expected, it's a big upgrade for OCMA. It becomes Morphosis Studio's first completed all-new museum project. The building is 53,000 sf, with nearly 25,000 sf of exhibition space. That's about double the space in the last permanent site, in Newport Beach. The facade is clad in textured white terracotta tiles.  Walkways from below Suburban museums are often dependent on street banners to remind audiences that they exist. The new OCMA site is closer to Orange County's center of gravity (and the 405 freeway). As part of Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, it has the opportunity to attract crossover cultural audiences. Fortuitously, the pre-existing Richard

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