Film Night: East of Eden

Film Night: East of Eden Thursday, November 17 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Artist Kristin Leachman, currently showing her work at the museum in the exhibition Xylem Rays, introduces a favorite film. A re-telling of the biblical narrative of rival brothers Cain and Abel, East of Eden is a story of explosive passions. It was directed by Elia Kazan and written by John Steinbeck and Paul Osbourn, and stars James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie … [Read more...]

Live! At The Museum: Kaleidoscope Trio

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Live! At The Museum: Kaleidoscope Trio Thursday, November 10 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The Kaleidoscope Trio is a unique, award-winning ensemble that performs a wide array of music - from Bach to the Beatles and from Schubert to Sinatra. Adam Borecki (guitar), Marina Lenau (violin), and Micah Wright (clarinet) met through an outreach fellowship program at the University of Southern California. They have performed outreach concerts at elementary schools, … [Read more...]

Phillip K. Smith III: Bent Parallel

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Phillip K. Smith III: Bent Parallel Laguna Art Museum October 16 - January 15 Phillip K. Smith III’s monumental installation Bent Parallel envelopes viewers in light, continuing the artist's ongoing dialogue with color theory, optics, scale, and technology. Appearing as two intersecting color-field walls, the hinge-like structure merges surfaces to engender a perception of shifting and blending. It creates a third, material-less, zero-thickness plane that mixes the adjacent colors and seems … [Read more...]

Miss Hills of Laguna Beach

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Miss Hills of Laguna Beach Anna Althea Hills: Art, Education, Community Laguna Art Museum October 16 - January 15 The landscape painter Anna Althea Hills (1882–1930) was one of the highly talented artists whose presence in the community helped put Laguna Beach on the map as a premier art colony during the first decades of the twentieth century. Born in Ravenna, Ohio, she studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Woman’s School of Art at Cooper Union in New York … [Read more...]

In Person: Phillip K. Smith III

In Person: Phillip K. Smith III Friday, November 4 6:00 p.m. Reception 7:00 p.m. Lecture Included with museum admission The artist discusses his work, including the Art & Nature 2016 signature commissioned piece, 1/4 Mile Arc. 6:00 Reception: Cash bar and light hors' d'oeuvres About Phillip K. Smith III Born in Los Angeles in 1972, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design before … [Read more...]

Kristin Leachman: Xylem Rays

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Kristin Leachman: Xylem Rays Laguna Art Museum October 16 - January 15 Fascinated by patterns, textures, and the seemingly chance imagery that can emerge from them, Kristin Leachman bases her latest series of paintings on the tissue that transports water from the roots of trees up to the leaves: “Conceived as mystical messages and artifacts, they are an exploration of the sinews that bind us together, both physically and metaphysically. Nature is my guide as it was for the first Angeleno … [Read more...]