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Senator Min awards $250,000 to Orange County Museum of Art

Last June, Senator David Min (D-Irvine) announced that he secured nearly $10 million for local priorities in the 2023-24 State Budget, including disbursements for 10 projects in the 37th Senate District. The projects include investments in arts education, water management and public safety technology.

As a result, on Saturday, Nov. 11, Senator Min awarded $250,000 to the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) to go toward their public educational programs that provide access to art free of charge for the broadest possible audience.

Senator Min check presentation

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Photos by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Inc.

(L-R) OCMA board member Cheryl Kiddoo, Senator David Min, OCMA President of the Board of Trustees Lucy Sun and OCMA board member Michael Marcus

During the awards ceremony, OCMA President of the Board of Trustees Lucy Sun welcomed attendees and thanked Senator Min for all his efforts. Min spoke to the audience, followed by a check presentation to the three board members. Min then toured the exhibition Jennifer Guidi: And so it is with Ziying Duan, OCMA assistant curator.

Senator Min Lucy Sun

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Lucy Sun welcomes attendees

Senator Min tours

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Senator Min toured the “Jennifer Guidi: And so it is” exhibition with OCMA Assistant Curator Ziying Duan

OMCA’s Learning and Engagement programs include lectures, workshops, school tours, screenings and more. The museum welcomed 263,000 visitors in the first year in their new building, and more than 17,000 of these guests participated in public programming.

Orange County Museum of Art is located at 3333 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit

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