Museum Trip to Mexico City

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  Museum Trip to Mexico City Trip with Executive Director Malcolm Warner February 7 - February 10, 2017 Join the museum’s executive director and museum supporters and art lovers on this exclusive three day trip to Mexico City, coinciding with the international contemporary art fair, Zsona MACO. The trip includes four star accommodations, VIP passes to the art fair, and visits to the city’s cultural institutions and premier art galleries. We will be visiting several of the city’s trendy … [Read more...]

The Wave Portfolio: Photographs by Anthony Friedkin

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The Wave Portfolio: Photographs by Anthony Friedkin June 26 – October 9, 2016 Renowned California photographer Anthony Friedkin made the twenty black-and-white photographs of his Wave Portfolio between 1977 and 2006, printing them in his own darkroom in Santa Monica. They show waves at Zuma Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, La Jolla, Carmel, and Santa Monica. Friedkin is a lifelong surfer and self-styled “disciple of the sea.” In the Wave Portfolio he brings to his images a sense of both … [Read more...]

Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist

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  Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist Laguna Art Museum, June 26 to September 25, 2016 Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing a comprehensive exhibition of the work of the Los Angeles artist Peter Krasnow (1886–1979). Born in Ukraine, Krasnow immigrated to the United States in 1907 and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While in New York exhibiting at the Whitney Club, he met photographer Edward Weston and began a lifelong friendship. Krasnow and his … [Read more...]

Stu News Announces SMARTIFY Partnership

  "LAM will be first museum in North America with a partnership using SMARTIFY – a free mobile app." Stu News Laguna reports that Laguna Art Msueum will become the first North American partner for SMARTIFY, a free mobile app that enhances the museum experience. Read more here.     … [Read more...]

Keynote Lecture: Martin Kemp

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Keynote Lecture: Martin Kemp Saturday, November 5 6:00 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Lecture Members and students $5; All others $10 Renowned British art historian Martin Kemp, acknowledged as the world authority on Leonardo da Vinci, speaks about the iconic Mona Lisa as a statement of the artist's ideas about nature and the natural world. 6:00 Reception: Cash bar and light hors' d'oeuvres About Martin Kemp Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford … [Read more...]

Performance: ‘I’, lighthouse waiting for storms.

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Performance: 'I', lighthouse waiting for storms. Interactive Sound Performance with David Horvitz and Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu Saturday, November 5 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Titled ‘I’, lighthouse waiting for storms. (from a poem by Etel Adnan), David Horvitz and Jamie Stewart from the band Xiu Xiu present their fourth collaboration this year. Using modular synthesizers, ice cream bells, chimes, coconuts, and glass bottles, they create a participatory sound … [Read more...]

Conversation: Helen Pashgian and Peter Blake

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Conversation: Helen Pashgian and Peter Blake Saturday, November 5 2:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Artist Helen Pashgian discusses her work with gallerist Peter Blake in conjunction with the exhibition Helen Pashgian, on view at Peter Blake Gallery. About Helen Pashgian Helen Pashgian is a pioneer and pre-eminent member of the Light and Space movement. Her signature forms include columns, discs and spheres in delicate and rich coloration, often with an isolate … [Read more...]

Exhibition Tour: Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist

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Exhibition Tour: Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist Sunday, September 25 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 suggested donation The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County presents a special tour of Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist. Dr. Malcolm Warner, Executive Director of Laguna Art Museum, Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and musician and radio personality Jason Feddy will lead a tour of this comprehensive exhibition of the work of the Los Angeles artist Peter Krasnow (1886–1979). More about … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Partners with Tech Start-Up SMARTIFY

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  For Immediate Release: September 14, 2016 Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM PARTNERS WITH TECH START-UP SMARTIFY AS THE FIRST MUSEUM IN NORTH AMERICA TO LAUNCH THE INNOVATIVE APP   LAGUNA BEACH, CA — On September 24, Laguna Art Museum will become the first North American partner for SMARTIFY, a free mobile app that enhances the museum experience by providing extended artwork information at the tip of your fingers. Using … [Read more...]

William Wendt, Laguna Coast, 1930

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                            William Wendt Laguna Coast Oil on canvas, 1930 30 x 36 inches Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Stiles, II 2015.013 . The idyllic village of Laguna Beach began attracting artists at the end of the nineteenth century. Wendt first visited the area with artist Gardner Symons and purchased two lots from Symons in Arch Beach in 1905. Went and his wife, … [Read more...]