Fall 2012 Exhibitions

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FALL 2012 EXHIBITIONS AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM INCLUDE WATERCOLORS BY TIMOTHY J. CLARK; SCULPTURAL INSTALLATIONS BY MACHA SUZUKI; THE MUSEUM'S PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CALIFORNIA ART CURATED BY NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. MALCOLM WARNER; AND SCULPTURES BY CHRONICALLY-ILL CHILDREN INSPIRED BY MACHA SUZUKI . LAGUNA BEACH, CA (November 4, 2012-January 20, 2013)—Laguna Art Museum presents Timothy J. Clark and ex·pose: macha suzuki, which is on display November 4, 2012 through January 20, 2013. Also on … [Read more...]

ROHL LLC Gives Museum Kitchen a Makeover

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Left to right: old kitchen, kitchen under construction, new kitchen . In an effort to provide the best facility possible for the museum's special events and facility rentals, the museum's kitchen has been completely remodeled thanks to the generosity of ROHL LLC and Laguna Art Museum board member Lou Rohl. The kitchen (which was originally built in 1986) has been transformed with a modern and sleek design, which focuses on space saving and the needs of caterers. Some of the features of the new … [Read more...]

Save the date! Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

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Laguna Art Museum is a cultural partner for the second exciting Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, February, 14 - 17, 2013 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Check out their website for more information! … [Read more...]

A visit with Henderson

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Curator of Contemporary Art Grace Kook-Anderson discusses her recent visit with artist Mike Henderson. After the Southern California heat waves, it was a relief to head up to the Bay Area a couple of weeks ago to be greeted with thick San Francisco fog. I couldn’t have been happier in my boots and new fall coat. I traveled north to visit with the artist Mike Henderson as we prepare for his exhibition coming up in two years. Having just retired after forty-two years of teaching at the … [Read more...]

14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational a Success

. Laguna Art Museum and the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) presented the 14th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational October 14-21, a week-long landscape painting festival focused on the community, the environment, and art education. . View and download photos from Flickr! Photos by Eric Stoner. . Each year Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony, turns into an outdoor studio with the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting … [Read more...]

Malcolm Warner Elected to Association of Art Museum Directors

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. In a recent meeting of the Trustees of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Laguna Art Museum and Executive Director Dr. Malcolm Warner were elected to active AAMD membership. . “It’s an honor—and it’s also very useful,” Warner commented. “The AAMD meetings are a great opportunity for museum leaders to make the connections that lead to collaborations—the sharing of exhibitions for instance. . The purpose of the AAMD, which was founded in 1916, is to aid its members in … [Read more...]

Restoring O’er Waiting Harp Strings by Donna Schuster

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Restoring O'er Waiting Harp Strings by Donna Schuster By Curator of Historical Art Janet Blake . Donna Schuster’s O’er Waiting Harp Strings (1922), exhibited in the Group of Eight exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum in 1927, was a gift from Catherine Jackson to Laguna Art Museum in 1954, the year after the artist’s death. It is one of Schuster’s most important paintings and the only example of her work in the museum’s collection. . When the Balboa Art Conservation Center evaluated the … [Read more...]

Life Imitates Norman Rockwell

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Laguna Art Museum's Executive Director Malcolm Warner reflects on Norman Rockwell, cartoons, and his recent trip to Chicago. . I collect cartoons about art museums. Since the joke often arises from the discomfort of bafflement of a museum visitor – the ordinary person out of their element – those of us in the museum profession can learn a lot from them. There was a boom in museum-related cartoons with the coming of Abstract Expressionism, and Jackson Pollock may feature in more cartoons … [Read more...]

Clarence Hinkle

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. June 10-October 7, 2012 "Clarence Hinkle is one of the most accomplished American painters you probably never heard of." ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register . Laguna Art Museum presented a retrospective of the work of Clarence Hinkle, an early twentieth-century artist who radiated the spirit of modernism. Born in Auburn, California in 1880, Hinkle was one of only a few native Californians of his generation who became nationally known artists. His education was broad and … [Read more...]

Ticket Giveaways!

Left: the museum store under renovation. Right: the exterior of the museum being painted

Marketing and Public Relations Intern Kelly Wilson recaps last months events and upcoming programming. The fall is a busy time for Laguna Art Museum. If you have driven down Pacific Coast Highway recently, you will have seen for yourself the changes going on at the museum. Not only did the museum get a facelift with a new coat of white paint, the kitchen and museum store have also been under improvement. The museum was painted just in time for the successful Open House and Volunteer … [Read more...]