Artist Billy Al Bengston attends opening celebration

Artist Billy Al Bengston attends opening celebration On Saturday, February 21 well-known Los Angeles-based artist Billy Al Bengston joined the opening celebrations for Laguna Art Museum's three new exhibitions, Robert Henri in California: Realism, Race, and Region, 1914-1925; California Printmakers, 1950-2000; and in Barcelona: a portfolio of prints by eight Los Angeles artists. Three of Bengston’s works owned by the museum are currently on view, an early abstract painting and two prints as … [Read more...]

Malcolm Warner to speak at senior center

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Malcolm Warner to speak at Gallery Q at the Suzi Q Thursday, March 5 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. For reservations or more information, please contact Laguna Beach Seniors at the Suzi Q at 949.494.2441 Join Laguna Art Museum Executive Director Malcolm Warner for a casual afternoon of tea and discussion as he talks about the past, present and future of the museum. … [Read more...]

Music Meets Art: Carl St. Clair and Malcolm Warner in Conversation

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Music Meets Art: Carl St. Clair and Malcolm Warner in Conversation Featuring musicians from Pacific Symphony Thursday, March 26 6:30 p.m. reception 7:00 p.m. event Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) Join Carl St. Clair, Music Director for Pacific Symphony and Malcolm Warner, Executive Director of Laguna Art Museum in a stimulating conversation about art and music featuring musicians from the Pacific Symphony.   In 2014-15, Music … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2015 Most Successful to Date

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Art Auction 2015 Most Successful to Date Laguna Art Museum's 2015 Art Auction fundraiser raised nearly $300,000 on February 7, 2015 for the museum’s education and exhibition programs, making it the most successful in the event’s 33-year history. The highlight of the evening was the scintillating 20-item live auction led by Sotheby’s dynamic auctioneer Andrea Fiuczynski. In fact things got so energized during the live auction that Ms. Fiuczynski had to remove her stylish silver jacket and … [Read more...]

Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory

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Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory June 28-September 27, 2015 Marcia Hafif emerged in the 1970s as a key figure among artists searching for ways of painting beyond abstraction. She directed her work to a study of pigments and their material supports, which led to single-color paintings made in series and intended to be installed in such a way that each wall and each exhibition becomes a work of art in itself. She has said, “I don’t make paintings so much as I make installations.” Born in … [Read more...]