The Newport Beach City Council votes next week on a proposed agreement with the Orange County Museum of Art by which the organization would provide the city with art pieces for an outdoor sculpture park that is part of the planned Civic Center project.
The agreement was brokered by Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry. The $120 million project will be built on 16 acres at 1100 Avocado Ave., and is scheduled to open in 2012.
"This agreement creates a unique partnership between the city and a prestigious museum," Mayor Curry said Wednesday. "The museum has agreed to make available to the city world-class art that will be significantly of a higher quality than if the city had tried to do this on its own."