Do we have any art lovers out there? Well, whether you are an art fanatic or just someone looking for a new activity, going to an art museum is definitely something that you should consider doing. Did you know that going to an art museum can actually lead to a decrease in cortisol, the stress hormone? That’s right. Not only are they beautiful, educational, and exciting, but they reduce stress as well!

Here in Santa Ana, the Orange County Museum of Art is the perfect place to see some incredible masterpieces. Here are three things to know before you enjoy it for yourself.

About OCMA

The Orange County Museum of Art holds over 4,500 works of art, focusing on art produced during the 20th and 21st centuries by artists based in California and countries around the Pacific Rim. The art includes a variety of traditional paintings, sculptures, photography, video, digital, and installation art. The OCMA is so popular that it attracts more than 40,000 visitors annually from around the globe. This museum is truly as impressive as it sounds and definitely worth the visit.

The Building

Although the OCMA is temporarily located in Santa Ana’s South Coast Village, the new museum—currently in the works—is going to be breathtaking. Doubling in size, the new 53,000-square-foot building will be a “work of art inside and out,” with an incredible gallery space along with other large gathering spaces, including a rooftop terrace. Although the museum is amazing as it currently is, look out for the new, incredible location opening in late 2022. It is going to be worth the wait!

Current Exhibit

If you are heading to the Orange County Museum of Art soon, get excited about the current exhibit, here till April 15, 2022. “Infinite Money” by Sarah Cain features an artistic variation of one-dollar bills, and it encourages the guests to make a wish. It is happy, vibrant, and inviting! Seeing this exhibit is going to brighten your day, so make sure to check it out!

We hope you take the time to stop by the Orange County Museum of Art in Santa Ana and enjoy all the beautiful art that it displays! And when the time comes, we know the new location will be even more incredible! It’s just one of many features making Santa Ana a wonderful place to live! If you are planning on sticking around, take a look at California Palms Apartments in Santa Ana, CA. We can’t wait to meet you!

Image Credit: Orange County Museum of Art