Museum’s Growth Continues Under New Leadership

Keith Swayne

. Laguna Art Museum continues to see a positive growth in support and monetary donations under the relatively new leadership of Executive Director Dr. Malcolm Warner and Deputy Director Ed Fosmire (both joined the museum in 2012). The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation recently awarded the museum $5,000 in support of its free education programs, and prominent Laguna Beach residents Keith Swayne and Emil Monda have joined the museum’s Board of Trustees. . The museum continues to … [Read more...]

George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood


Jean Harlow, Frank Cuprien, Bette Davis, Edgar Payne, Walt Disney. © . . February 24-May 19 "This exhibit is filled with wonderful pictures that encompass Hurrell’s exceptional achievements with angle, light and shadow." ~ Richard Chang, Orange County Register . On display on the museum’s upper level was an exhibition of photographs primarily from the permanent collection by noted Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell (1904–1992). Born in Cincinnati, … [Read more...]

Imagination Celebration Planning

Owen Blum designing the Puzzles for Imagination Celebration

Development and Outreach Associate Jennifer Gardiner gives an overview of preparations for Imagination Celebration, our family art-filled event on April 20th. I just got finished ordering wiggly eyes, sparkly pens, puff balls, balloons and a face painter! It’s that time of year again, the museum is hosting Imagination Celebration, a fun-filled day of exciting art activities for the whole family. Imagination Celebration is an annual county-wide event produced by Arts Orange County and the … [Read more...]