Permanent Collection Highlights

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Ovation Partners with Laguna Art Museum


. . Laguna Art Museum is excited to announce its new partnership with Ovation, the only network turning great art into great television! . Ovation is the only multi-platform network devoted to arts culture. Ovation gives its viewers access to the artists who define our cultural landscape through its one-of-a-kind mix of hand-picked documentaries, series, movies, and specials. . The channel reaches a national audience of 43 million households through carriage on cable systems, … [Read more...]

Take a Closer Look at Brad Coleman’s Sheep

Currently on display at Laguna Art Museum is Brad Coleman's Sheep series which consists of twelve seemingly identical 40x40 inch sheep drawings. It is with careful observation, however, that viewers will begin to see differences in each drawing and will eventually see a noticeable difference between the first and last drawing. . . View this slideshow of Brad Coleman's sheep! What subtle differences do you see? . Or, examine the sheet in person! Brad Coleman: Reproductions is on display … [Read more...]

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Seeks Artists


. . The St. Regis Monarch Beach would like to extend an invitation to local artists to participate in their Summer Artist Weekends. Throughout the summer weekends, The St. Regis Monarch Beach is inviting local artists on property to display their talents for guests to experience the true local art culture. The vision is to have guests experience the vibrant local art community firsthand at every turn throughout their stay, in the way that only the magnificent backdrop of The St. Regis … [Read more...]

Slow Art Day at Laguna Art Museum

. Join local artist Hedy Buzan for Slow Art Day at Laguna Art Museum tomorrow, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. . International Slow Art Day is April 16, 2011. On this day volunteers in 89 cities around the world will encourage viewers to look at art slowly, and then to discuss it casually. You can learn the secret that art experts, curators, educators, artists, and others know: that if you look slowly, your art experience will be deepened and transformed. This event is part of a grassroots movement … [Read more...]

City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s


City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s February 21 to June 12, 2016 Beginning in the 1930s, many American artists turned their attention to scenes of everyday life, which they rendered in a realistic style. Often their paintings celebrated the development of the modern city and its hustle-bustle of activity. This exhibition focuses on urban scenes of Los Angeles by the group of artists—most members of the California Water Color Society—who were the leading proponents of “American Scene” … [Read more...]

Extract Artist Spotlight: Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger

Oskar Fischinger’s Love Machine From Thursday, April 6, 2011 . Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967), the Kandinsky of cinema, is timely again. Featured in numerous surveys of L.A. modernism, he’s currently in the Laguna Art Museum’s Extract: Developing Exhibitions from the Collection. German-born Fischinger became the first great proponent of abstract filmmaking. Everyone from Stan Brakhage to Jeremy Blake to Jennifer Steinkamp owes something to Fischinger’s example. Yet Fischinger … [Read more...]

Art Access: The Desert, A Day to Remember

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. . On March 26, Laguna Art Museum hosted the inaugural Art Access: The Desert, a special fundraising event benefiting the Museum's education and exhibition programs. . Laguna Art Museum Board President, Robert Hayden III (who hosted Part 2 of Art Access: The Desert with a fabulous dinner at his gorgeous Palm Springs home), recounts his most memorable Art Access moments: . "Based on comments from Art Access: The Desert attendees, this was a day to remember! My favorite moments of the … [Read more...]