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Private art collections on display

September 19, 2013

The Orange County Museum of Art's Museum Council will host its 12th Annual Art & Architecture Tour this weekend, with five Newport Beach homes sharing their private art collections.

The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with a wrap-up party from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the museum. Proceeds will go toward education programs.

Lynn Brown, president of the museum council, said the event typically brings in more than $20,000, which helps to introduce local children to the arts.

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"We provide buses to all the elementary schools in Orange County," she said. "We bring the students to the museum, and they have hands-on projects with artists and also see our exhibit."

The self-guided tour covers two homes on Newport Coast, one in Corona del Mar and two on Lido Isle.

In addition, the $75 admission covers admission to an ocean-view building at Coastline Community College, which will feature an artist in the current 2013 California-Pacific Triennial show.

For more information, call (949) 759-1122, ext. 246 or visit http://www.ocma.net.

—Michael Miller

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