Ketel One Vodka Signs On As Auction Sponsor

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. We're excited to announce the newest sponsor of our 2011 Art Auction: Ketel One Vodka. Ketel One will provide all of the vodka for the cocktails that evening, in addition to an Ice Bar such as the one pictured above. The vodka is served through the ice sculptures directly into your martini glass! . Ketel One joins the growing list of 2011 Art Auction sponsors: Watermarc and Pelican Hill (food), Columbia Crest (wine), Roger’s Gardens (floral design), and Riviera Magazine and Laguna Beach … [Read more...]

Local Artists Featured in Museum Store

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Clockwise from left: Cerno's LED light display; Ryan Schroeder: Still in Space; Ryan Schroeder, 2 jars. . This holiday season, the Laguna Art Museum Store is featuring works of art by local artists. Currently on display is an exhibition by 2009 Laguna College of Art and Design graduate Ryan Schroeder titled Still in Space. His watercolor paintings depict still lifes of jars, nails, tools, and skulls. “My current series explores this idea of art as a process of constructing images,” said … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays from Laguna Art Museum

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Our blog is finally up and running again! To celebrate, we thought we'd share these fun photos of the staff getting the museum ready for the holidays. Since our lobby in currently occupied by Sean Duffy's Car 23, we had to be creative with where we put our Christmas tree this year. Some of our brave staff climbed a very tall ladder to put the tree on a platform overlooking the Museum lobby. Stop by the museum and check it out along with our current exhibitions! We are always open during the … [Read more...]

Fall 2010 Exhibitions in the News

. >> Laguna Beach Independent . >> Orange County  Register (Roberta Carasso) . >> LA Weekly . >> Orange County Register (Richard Chang) . >> Riviera Magazine . >> Coastline Pilot . >> Coast Magazine (page 114) . >> Art Ltd. Magazine . >> Visual Art Source … [Read more...]

Which upcoming exhibition will you prefer? Vote and Win!

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. With five new exhibitions on display October 31, 2010-January 23, 2011, Laguna Art Museum has something for everyone! From historical to contemporary works, these exhibitions explore the art of John Paul Jones, Megan Hart Jones, Edwin Roscoe Shrader, Sean Duffy, and members of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. . Which upcoming exhibition will you prefer? . Comment on this post to cast your vote, and you will be entered to win two tickets to the opening night reception on October … [Read more...]

Art Shack Virtual Tour

. . Art Shack Virtual Tour now available online! . Did you miss out on our Summer exhibition Art Shack which OC Weekly called “an art triumph not to be missed”?! Well now you access the online virtual tour of the exhibition, and experience the shacks like you were actually there. . >> Click here to access the tour. On the top navigation bar click "Virtual Tours" --> "Art Shack" … [Read more...]

Museum Moves Collection to New Storage Facility


. . Over the summer, Laguna Art Museum moved its collection of over 3,500 objects to a new off-site storage facility. This new facility features 35% more space than the old facility. As a result of the move, the curatorial department is better able to access and assess the collection. This enlarged space will allow for future growth of the Museum's permanent collection. . A special thank you goes to our Curator of Collections Janet Blake, Chief Preparator Tim Schwab, and their … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Named Best of OC by OC Register

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. It was announced Friday, September 24, that Laguna Art Museum was named as Critic's Choice for Best Museum and Reader's Choice for Best Art Gallery for the OC Register's 2010 Best of OC issue. . >> Click here to see Best Museums in Orange County . >> Click here to see Best Art Galleries in Orange County . Here is what art critic Richard Chang had to say about Laguna Art Museum: . "The Laguna Art Museum is the county's leading museum for California art, and rivals the … [Read more...]

Shacks and Cottages in Old Laguna

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You may be asking yourself, "How does Laguna Art Museum's current Art Shack exhibition tie in to its surrounding community?" Well our curators did a little digging through our archives, and here is what they found... . The early settlers of Laguna Beach referred to their homes as cottages as most were small, single-story wood (board and batten) dwellings. The first pioneering settlement was made in 1871 by Eugene Salter, who claimed 152 acres and built a one-room shack on his property. He … [Read more...]


Next Wednesday, September 22, Don Ed Hardy will be at the Museum singing autographs and answering questions about Ed Hardy TATTOO THE WORLD, a documentary Emiko Omori made on his life. . We came across this promo video today. Check it out! The film is about the Ed Hardy's journey, his unexpected rise to cult status, and his phenomenal influence on pop culture. . . Only 75 seats are available for this intimate screening! Tickets are $15.00 each and are based on a first-come, first-served … [Read more...]