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OCMA participating in Museums Free-for-All day

Pivotal Ruby

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Sterling Ruby is among the artists featured in the Pivotal exhibit on display through Feb. 25

Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is participating in a special day on Sunday, Jan. 28 – Museums Free-for-All – where there is free admission to dozens of museums throughout Southern California.

The goal is to get the public into museums and galleries, so people can see the kinds of fine offerings on display all year round. The event is organized by a group called SoCal Museums.

Two exhibits you won’t want to miss at OCMA are “Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection” and Shi Zhiying, both of which have been extended through Feb. 25. “Pivotal” reveals how impactful and prescient OCMA has been in supporting the careers of some of the most influential and emerging artists at pivotal moments in their careers. Shanghai-based Shi Zhiying, demonstrates the influences that Buddhism and the natural world have on her approach to painting. She is highly regarded in her native China for stark monochromatic paintings of uniform vistas – open water, Zen sand gardens, carpets of grass and facades of weathered ancient structures.

Orange County Museum of Art is located at 859 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. www.ocma.net