Inside the Museum: Susan Taylor

Inside the Museum: Susan Taylor Thursday, March 30 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Malcolm Warner interviews the Montine McDaniel Freeman Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art. Inside the Museum is a series of public conversations between Laguna Art Museum executive director Malcolm Warner and other prominent museum professionals. This month Dr. Warner welcomes Susan Taylor, the Montine McDaniel Freeman Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, for a lively … [Read more...]

John Upton on The Golden Decade

John Upton on The Golden Decade Thursday, March 23 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The renowned photographer discusses photography teachers and students at his San Francisco alma mater. John Upton studied with Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Minor White, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Weston at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) in the early 1950s. In 1955 he was the first resident student of Minor White in Rochester, New York and … [Read more...]

Family Art Studio – March

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Family Art Studio Sunday, March 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 families create a piece of art from start to finish, inspired by one of the exhibitions in the museum. Art projects are designed for all ages and are supervised by members of the Laguna Art Museum Arts Council. All … [Read more...]

Film Night: Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands

Film Night: Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands Thursday, March 16 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Introduced by the film’s producer, Denise Di Novi.   Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990) is a romantic dark fantasy film starring Johnny Depp as Edward, who lives his life with scissor blades instead of hands. The film received nominations from the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Come watch Tim … [Read more...]

Live! at the Museum: Andrew Kzirian and Jivan Gasparyan

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Live! at the Museum: Andrew Kzirian, Jivan Gasparyan, and Artyom Manukyan Thursday, March 9 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Tickets for Thursday’s concert are no longer available. Unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the concert begins, and additional seats will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Armenian folk musicians play the oud, duduk, and cello.           The unexpectedly exciting and rare … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk

  First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, March 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. The museum offers free admission and docents are available for tours. … [Read more...]

Kelsey Brookes

  Kelsey Brookes Triple Happiness (Purple Sunset) Letter press rubber ink on cotton rag paper, from the edition of 18, 2013 24 x 18 inches Courtesy of the artist and Quint Gallery Sold >> Click here for the gallery's website The exuberant imagery of biologist-turned-artist Kelsey Brookes reflects his fascination with microbiomes, exotic plant life, Buddhist philosophy, and human desire. With their repetitive patternmaking and bright colors, his kaleidoscopic compositions … [Read more...]

Kelsey Brookes

  Kelsey Brookes Triple Happiness (Orange Sunset) Letter press rubber ink on cotton rag paper, from the edition of 14, 2013 24 x 18 inches Courtesy of the artist and Quint Gallery Sold >> Click here for the gallery's website The exuberant imagery of biologist-turned-artist Kelsey Brookes reflects his fascination with microbiomes, exotic plant life, Buddhist philosophy, and human desire. With their repetitive patternmaking and bright colors, his kaleidoscopic compositions … [Read more...]

June Wayne

June Wayne The Suitor and The Bride (set of two) Lithographs, from the edition of 35, 1951 28 x 8 inches each Courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery Sold June Wayne (1918-2011) was a key figure in the history of American printmaking. Born in Chicago, she settled in Los Angeles and in 1948 began to make lithographs at the print workshop of Lynton Kistler. She drew The Suitor and The Bride on the same stone and Kistler printed them on a single sheet that was then cut in two. Together with a … [Read more...]

Jules Engel

  Jules Engel Twins Two Color lithograph, from the edition of 20, 2001 16 3/8 x 11 inches Courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery Sold >> Click here for artist's website Born in Hungary, Jules Engel immigrated to the United States in 1930, arriving in Hollywood in 1937. He worked on Disney's Fantasia, bringing color and choreography to the production, especially concepts for the Russian and Chinese dance sequences. His early paintings, as opposed to his mainstream … [Read more...]