Phil Dike: The Wave and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981 From the Collection of Diane and E. Gene Crain

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Phil Dike: The Wave and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981 From the collection of Diane and E. Gene Crain June 28-October 4, 2015 In the 1960s, artist Phil Dike began to focus on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, the beach, and beach life. The E. Gene Crain Collection has extensive holdings of these works, which includes the Wave Series and the Malibu Set Series. Dike, who grew up in Redlands in San Bernardino County, first came to Newport Beach with his father. One of his earliest … [Read more...]

ADVISORY CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE: The Art of Planned Giving with Nicholas Yrizarry Wealth Management Group

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ADVISORY CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE: The Art of Planned Giving with Nicholas Yrizarry Wealth Management Group Tuesday, May 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join other Advisory Circle members and museum supporters in an informative discussion concerning Planned Giving and its intricacies. Nicholas Yrizarry of Nicholas Yrizarry Wealth Management Group and Leslie Daff, JD, MBA, State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law will discuss the potential pitfalls to avoid when preparing your … [Read more...]

ADVISORY CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE: Paris Photo L.A. at Paramount Studios

ADVISORY CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE: Paris Photo L.A. at Paramount Studios Thursday, April 30 VIP Preview, 4:00 p.m. Dinner in L.A., 6:00 p.m. Paris Photo Los Angeles is the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium. The Fair will be at Paramount Pictures Studios, and will host 80 leading galleries and art book dealers from 17 countries world-wide. Exhibitors present historical and contemporary bodies of works, cutting edge solo shows, and book … [Read more...]

ADVISORY CIRCLE EXCLUSIVE: Curator-led tour of current exhibitions with Executive Director Malcolm Warner

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Advisory Circle Exclusive: Curator-led tour of current exhibitions with Executive Director Malcolm Warner Tuesday, April 21 5:30 p.m. reception 6:00 p.m. tour Executive Director Malcolm Warner will lead a walk through the museum’s current exhibitions: Robert Henri’s California: Realism, Race, and Region 1914-1925, in Barcelona, and California Printmakers, 1950-2000. Join Malcolm as he explains in detail Henri’s background and motivations as well as the context for printmaking in the two … [Read more...]

A Printmaker on Printmaking

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 A Printmaker on Printmaking Thursday, May 28 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) Artist Dirk Hagner, featured in California Printmakers, 1950-2000, talks about printmaking and its techniques. Dirk Hagner was born, raised, and educated in Germany, where he studied at the Folkwang School of Fine Arts, University of Essen. He has been living in the United States since the 1980s. In his art old and new techniques and ideas complement each … [Read more...]

Film Night: Burton to Burton

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Film Night: Burton to Burton Thursday, April 16 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) Dale Schierholt presents the premier screening of his new film. Schierholt and featured sister artists Jane Burton and Tyler Burton will be available for a Q&A after the screening. For over ten years filmmaker Dale Schierholt has examined the unique world of the visual artist by telling the stories of some of the art world’s most renowned figures. Currently … [Read more...]

Slow Art Day

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Slow Art Day Saturday, April 11 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art slowly, and thereby experience art in a new way. Learn more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it at slowartday.com. Optional no host lunch/coffee and conversation at 1:00 pm at Madison Square and Garden. Hedy Buzan Buzan was born in Laguna Beach. She studied printmaking at … [Read more...]

Live! at the Museum: Trio Focoso

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Live! at the Museum: Trio Focoso Thursday, April 9 7:00-8:00 p.m. Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) Independent musicians Shannon Canchola (flute), Claudio Alcantar (sax), and Hanna Aparo (piano), come together as the classical chamber group Trio Focoso. In addition to performing together, Shannon is currently part of Critical Hit, a video game music tribute band headed by World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes; Claudio works as a freelance musician and … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk: April

First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, April 2 5:00-9:00 p.m. Free admission . Join us for First Thursdays Art Walk. This monthly art event, held year-round on the first Thursday of every month, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. Laguna Art Museum, as well as numerous local galleries, is open until 9:00 p.m. Come by and enjoy the museum's current exhibitions. Docents will be available for tours between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. . … [Read more...]

Timothy J. Clark on Robert Henri

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Timothy J. Clark on Robert Henri 2:00 p.m. Included with museum admission (members free; non-members $5 or $7) Join artist and educator Timothy J. Clark as he examines the special contributions of Robert Henri. During his lifetime, Henri was esteemed both as an artist and as one of the most influential art educators of his time. His legacy continues today in major exhibitions that recently toured the country and in the exhibition currently on view at Laguna Art Museum. Clark will share … [Read more...]