The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 26, 2018

Orange County Museum of Art launches new website
A clean, simple, and contemporary design that best presents twentieth and twenty first century art.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA.- The Orange County Museum of Art launched a newly designed and expanded website that better presents the programs and collection in a more engaging, informative, and user-friendly format. After years of studies, collection research, and current website standards, now offers a clean design that enhances artworks, greater visibility into the museum's art collection, expanded artist documentation, and increased information supporting museum exhibitions and public programs.

"This institution has a long history of critically acclaimed exhibitions and innovative education programs, and yet did not have an online presence that supported those accomplishments or met today's standards," stated OCMA President Craig W. Wells. "It is critical to the institution's future that we better present the focus of the museum's collection and programs and to do so within a site that enhances the visitors' experience."

After years of research, the museum leadership determined several areas that were most critical in achieving a successful website. Those goals led to the following new features:

• A clean, simple, and contemporary design that best presents twentieth and twenty first century art, making the works themselves stand out as important elements of the site.

• Greater learning capabilities for visitors exploring the museum's collection integrating approximately 700 images of works from OCMA's collection, bios on more than 150 artists who are represented in the collection, and, when available, audio and video content as well—providing unprecedented access into the museum's vault for researchers and casual visitors alike. This portion of the site is an ongoing project, and the museum audience should re-visit regularly for additional content.

• An improved online visitor experience with a powerful user interface along with easy and intuitive navigation, as well as better search capabilities throughout the site—putting the user needs at the forefront.

• The ability to support current exhibitions with additional content—of which visitors might not have been aware—as extensive links connect related artworks, scholarship, museum programs, and publications, inspiring greater online learning and visits to the museum.

• A glimpse into the minds of the individuals who make-up the museum community, including a blog with remarks by museum curators about works in the collection, and a "Pick-of-the-Month" that highlights one artwork with commentary by museum staff, docents, members, and others.

• An expanded online Museum Store with a greatly enhanced checkout process.

The re-designed and expanded website was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to implement much needed upgrades to OCMA's online resources. The project was aimed to bring in the latest technology and to respond to audience needs through greater scholarship and easier navigation for online visitors.

Updated Visual Brand
Along with the redesigned website, the museum has refreshed OCMA's visual identity that more accurately reflects the museum's programming and collecting focus of modern and contemporary art. The bold and clean lines of the new logo also allow additional sub-brands, highlighting long-standing programs that have proven popular with the public and will continue into the future.

Today's News

December 30, 2013

Exhibition in Sydney presents more than 80 works spanning 200 years of American art

Major Art Institute exhibition celebrates 250 years of American painting, culture, and cuisine

Melbourne Now explores the complexity of Melbourne and its unique and dynamic cultural identity

Stedelijk ends 2013 with a million visitors since reopening; making it a record year for the museum

Spanish artist Eugenio Merino fights for dictator Francisco Franco punching ball

Exhibition at Belvedere's 21er Haus puts the spotlight on Andreas Urteil's work

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History acquires skeleton of critically endangered whale

"Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Preparations are in full swing for Art Brussels 2014 with more renewal and exciting changes on the way

"Looking South: Three Centuries of Italian Paintings" set to open at Otto Naumann Ltd.

MMK 123: The expansion and restructuring of the MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst

Ayyam Gallery announces its first Young Collectors Auction of 2014 to be be held on January 21

New series of paintings by New York-based artist Tom Burckhardt to open at Gregory Lind Gallery

First comprehensive painted screen exhibition highlights more than 300 years and two dozen artists' works

New exhibition by photographer Eric Rippert to open at The Maria Neil Art Project

Orange County Museum of Art launches new website

Contemporary Arab video, photography and mixed media art to be shown in Houston

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents "Dissident Futures"

Christopher Astley and Saira McLaren open exhibition of painting and sculpture

Louvre-Lens celebrates first anniversary

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful