THE INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM FOR CALIFORNIA ART (IMCA)
THE INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM FOR CALIFORNIA ART (IMCA)
Already one of the most accomplished and successful public research universities in the country, the University of California, Irvine, is establishing the Institute and Museum for California Art (IMCA), a global center for the exhibition and study of California art. The UCI IMCA included both the Museum and Institute, each with its own director. UCI IMCA is a new kind of museum, consisting of three integrated elements: the Museum, the Institute, and UCI faculty research mission, linked together to explore the complex relationships between California art and culture.
UCI IMCA will be housed in a new facility of approximately 100,000 square feet, to be constructed on one of the most prominent sites of the campus. This locations is an indication of the importance of the IMCA to the university as the keystone for the planned Arts and Cultural District that will also include two performing arts theaters, a sculpture garden, and a conservation lab. The project will be funded at a level comparable to such facilities at other major research universities and commensurate with the quality of the collection and aspirations of the campus to leadership in the field. Early planning of the facility and site has begun; completion of the IMCA building is anticipated within five years. Until then, the IMCA will be housed in an interim facility located near campus.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) was founded in 1965 with a mission to catalyze the community and enhance lives through rigorous academics, cutting-edge creative research, and dedicated public service. UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and #7-ranked public university by U.S. News & World Report. Today, it offers 192 degree programs, with 29 graduate programs ranked among the nation's top 50, has produced three Nobel laureates, and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot.
UCI has more than 30,000 students; it is among the most diverse major research universities in the United States, including designation as a Hispanic-serving university. It is committed to an economically diverse student body, with the highest-percentage of Pell-grant recipients of any AAU university and a student body composed of over 50% first-generation students. UCI's commitment to ethnic and economic diversity has resulted in its being ranked as the country's #1 university for Realizing the American Dream by the New York Times and the #3 university in the US by Money Magazine. UCI was among the top five of all American universities for the number of undergraduate applications received for 2018-19. It is located in one of the world's most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.
The Museum will be dedicated to the curation, conservation, and exhibition of the UCI IMCA Collection which, already consisting of over 5,000 original artworks, is one of the most comprehensive collections of California art. Having been established by the gift of the Irvine Museum Collection of California Impressionism and plein air art and the Buck Collection of California art, the IMCA Collection ranges from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day and includes works by several artists who taught at UCI. Together the collections include definitive art objects by many major California artists including Carlos Almaraz, Vija Celmins, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Ed Kienholz, Joseph Kleitsch, Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, and William Wendt. The vision is to build on these two collections in breadth and depth, across all genres of art produced in California.
Southern California's increasingly dynamic arts scene, focused on Orange County's diversity, love of independent thinking, and entrepreneurial innovation, is built on this influential creative legacy and a generous, can-do community; Orange County patrons consistently support highly ambitious goals grounded in excellence, which are embodied by UCI and the IMCA. For more information, please see IMCA's website: https://imca.uci.edu/.
The University of California, Irvine, has retained Phillips Oppenheim, a national executive search firm to assist with this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent to UCIIMCA@PhillipsOppenheim.com. Electronic submission of materials is required.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.