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Aug 24, 2015 Ventre / Sound Art

Stephen R. Ventry and Sound Art

Visit Newport Harbor Art Museum

Supporting the Local Non-Profit & Being Part of Our Community

Developing Sound Art brought me back to my creative roots. My love of art never left it just ended up on the

back burner while I was busy building a few new companies. Today I find myself spending time at the Newport

Harbor Art Museum appreciating the art and the moments of silence filled with beauty and history. It is a joy

for me to return to my offices and bring back a picture of these works and turn them into music delivery

systems. Playing classical music through a piece of classical art, the concept was unheard of but today you can

experience and enjoy that exact idea in the comfort of your living room or office.

Let me share a little more about the museum, it features vintage art, the Newport Harbor Art Museum is the

primary showcase in Newport Beach or California for that matter for the best in contemporary art. Being

founded in 1962, the museum is dedicated to the collection, exhibition and the interpretation of both

contemporary and modern art.

By reflecting on the past as well as the present, the museum features the exhibitions of local, national and

international scopes, and also maintains one of the most impressive and important works of California Art

since the beginning and end of World War 2.

For those who don\'t know much about contemporary art, the Newport Harbor Art Museum offers a broad

series of programs designed in assisting the understanding and appreciation of the subject. Even though you

may be new to contemporary art, the museum will show you all there is to know and love about it.

Known all over the world, the museum has a reputation for its depth of holdings in California post-war art, a

collection of over 2,000 sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings, and even photography.

Those who are already familiar with contemporary art will surely appreciate everything that the museum

provides. Fans of post-war art will enjoy this museum as well, as it provides the most extensive collection of

California art around.

Some of the key holdings found in the Newport Harbor Art Museum include David Park, Nathan Oliveira, Joan

Brown, Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Joe Goode, Robert Irwin, Chuck Arnoldi, and Judy Fiskin. There are also major

holdings in room size works featuring Bill Viola\'s Theater of Memory and even the Tale of Two Cities by Chris


If you’re on vacation in Newport Beach, you can go to the Newport Harbor Art Museum during the day, on a

side trip. The museum is a great way to spend the day looking at art. For the locals of the area, the museum is


a great place to go back to time and time again to bring back memories of the post-war art and everything that

contemporary California art is known for. I strongly suggest you give it a look, I know you will enjoy an

afternoon at the museum, I did.