Art Scene Creates a Flash in 2016

  "Art Scene Creates a Flash in 2016." The Laguna Beach Independent reviews what made news in Laguna’s art scene in the past year, including Phillip K. Smith III's 1/4 Mile Arc and the current exhibition Miss Hills of Laguna Beach. Read the article here.     … [Read more...]

Works by Anna Althea Hills, Phillip K. Smith III, and Kristin Leachman on view at the Laguna Art Museum

  "Works by Anna Althea Hills, Phillip K. Smith III, and Kristin Leachman on view at the Laguna Art Museum." ArtDaily features Laguna Art Museum's fall exhibitions, which are on view through January 15, 2017. Read the article here. … [Read more...]

Phillip K Smith III’s Quarter Mile Arc reflects sea and sky at Laguna Beach

  "Phillip K Smith III's Quarter Mile Arc reflects sea and sky at Laguna Beach." Dezeen features the commissioned artwork for Laguna Art Museum's Art & Nature festival, which took place November 3-6, 2016. Read the article here. … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Announces Spring 2017 Exhibitions

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  For Immediate Release: December 19, 2016 Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SPRING EXHIBITIONS: FROM WENDT TO THIEBAUD: RECENT GIFTS FOR THE PERMANENT COLLECTION THE GOLDEN DECADE: PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, 1945-55 STANTON MACDONALD-WRIGHT: THE HAIGA PORTFOLIO   LAGUNA BEACH, CA (December 19, 2016) — On February 19, 2017, Laguna Art Museum opens three new exhibitions: From Wendt to … [Read more...]

Phillip K. Smith III: Recommendation by Liz Goldner

  Liz Goldner for Visual Art Source recommends Phillip K. Smith III’s Bent Parallel and Torus 9, on view at Laguna Art Museum through January 15, 2017. Read the article here. … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Art Museum Exhibitions of 2016

  "The top 10 art museum exhibitions of 2016, plus the worst trend of the year." The Los Angeles Times lists the ten most engaging art museum exhibitions of 2016, including Laguna Art Museum's Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist.  See the list here. Read the original review of Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist here. Learn more about the exhibition here. … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk

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  First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, February 2 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free admission First Thursdays Art Walk celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public with participation by more than 30 member galleries. On February 2, preview the artworks available in Art Auction 2017: California Cool. With works by over 100 important California artists, proceeds from the art auction ensure that Laguna Art Museum continues its dedication to … [Read more...]

Family Art Studio – February

Family Art Studio Sunday, February 19 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free admission for children and accompanying adults. Family Art Studio is a hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum on a drop-in basis on the third Sunday of every month between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Children and their families create a piece of art from start to finish, inspired by one of the exhibitions on view in the museum. Art projects are designed for all ages and are supervised by members of the Laguna Art Museum … [Read more...]

One Hour/One Painting

One Hour/One Painting Thursday, February 23 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Author and critic Peter Clothier invites participants to spend a full hour in front of a single artwork.   Peter Clothier is an internationally-known novelist, art critic, and blogger. A student of Theravada Buddhism, Peter hopes to use his online platforms to integrate compassion, non-attachment, and political engagement into our contemporary discourse, even as he gradually … [Read more...]

Film Night: Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975

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Film Night: Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community 1935-1975 Thursday, February 16 7:00 p.m. Free admission Director and producer Paul Bockhorst will introduce the documentary and speak about his work.   The one-hour documentary film, produced by Paul Bockhorst in partnership with the Claremont Museum of Art, provides a vivid and illuminating account of the important art community that emerged in Claremont in the years following World … [Read more...]