The Illustrious Career of Jean Stern

As Jean Stern, Irvine Museum Executive Director, tours his current exhibition, “Upon a Painted Ocean,” he looks forward to the museum’s move in the next decade to the UCI Institute and Museum of California Art; a multi-faceted venue to display and research all genres of art from the Golden State. Yet few people realize that Stern, a quiet self-effacing art historian, is one of the first people to promote late …

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