Advisory Circle Members Enjoy Private De Beers Event

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. . Event Organized by De Beers Jewellery and Architectural Digest . On June 29, Advisory Circle members enjoyed an intimate evening at Laguna Art Museum co-hosted by Advisory Circle co-chairs Lou and Laura Rohl and featuring diamonds from De Beers Jewellery. Attendees had the chance to view De Beers' new Swan Lake High Jewellery Collection, which is currently traveling the world, and to mingle with De Beers' USA CEO, Devin Pike. In addition to trying on the stunning diamonds, attendees … [Read more...]

My First Day as an Intern

. New Communications Intern Brittany E. recounts her fist day on the job: . On Saturday June 11, 2011, Laguna Art Museum hosted its member-only opening reception for its current exhibition, Noguchi: California Legacy. The exhibit opened in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of one of Isamu Noguchi’s most prominent artworks in California, California Scenario. Noguchi: California Legacy is made up of three different parts, each dedicated to a different theme and purpose. The first is … [Read more...]

Noguchi: California Legacy Reception Honors Henry Segerstrom

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. Pictured L-R: Grace Kook-Anderson, Jenny Dixon, Henry Segerstrom, Elizabeth Segerstrom, Robert Hayden III, and Scott Patt. . On June 11, Laguna Art Museum welcomed nearly 700 guests to the opening night reception for Noguchi: California Legacy. In addition to hors d'œuvres by Las Brisas, drinks, and music, guests enjoyed a presentation by Laguna Art Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions Grace Kook-Anderson, Director of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum Jenny Dixon, and President of … [Read more...]

Noguchi: California Legacy

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. June 12-October 2, 2011 Isamu Noguchi (b. Los Angeles, 1904; d. New York, 1988) is an internationally celebrated Japanese-American artist and designer. Noguchi: California Legacy was comprised of three parts that examined the impact Noguchi had in California: 1) California Scenario: The Courage of the Imagination based on Noguchi’s South Coast Plaza sculpture garden commissioned by Henry T. Segerstrom thirty years ago; 2) What is Sculpture? Akari from the Venice Biennale, from the 1986 … [Read more...]

Lita Albuquerque: Emergence

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. June 12-October 2, 2011 Upstairs Gallery . Emergence examined two series of works by Lita Albuquerque: Red Pigment Paintings and Beekeeper. Both projects began in 2005. Emergence looked at essentially two works in which complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple processes or actions. . Red Pigment Paintings are created with pure powder pigments—a medium used by Albuquerque since the 1970s—blown onto panels by wind or Albuquerque’s own breath. Employing … [Read more...]

Job Opportunity: Preparators / Art Handlers

. . Preparators / Art Handlers Laguna Art Museum is now accepting applications for seasonal art handlers. The team will install a major exhibition that opens in October as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Professional experience in art handling and installation is required. Applicants should understand best practices, procedures, and materials for handling and installing artwork; … [Read more...]