Evening for Educators

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  Evening for Educators Monday, October 16 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening for Educators at Laguna Art Museum is an opportunity for K-12 teachers to preview new exhibitions, learn about the museum’s school programs and curriculum materials, and network with colleagues. On October 16, visit the newly-opened exhibition California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1920. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and … [Read more...]

Imagination Celebration

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Imagination Celebration Saturday, April 29 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free admission Laguna Art Museum participates in the annual, county-wide event produced by Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education, in collaboration with multiple arts organizations. Imagination Celebration at Laguna Art Museum is a fun-filled day of art activities for the whole family, offered in partnership with professional artists from LOCA Arts Education, MY HERO, Beall Center for Art + Technology … [Read more...]

Shakespeare and Art

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Shakespeare and Art Thursday, April 27 6:00 p.m. Sold Out University of California, Irvine professor Julia Lupton joins Laguna Art Museum director Malcolm Warner for a public discussion with illustrations and dramatic readings by Bri McWhorter. What kinds of images inspired Shakespeare? And how have artists responded to the vivid tableaux depicted in Shakespeare’s plays? Wall hangings, wood cuts, paintings, and posters contribute their colors, textures, compositions, and perspectives to … [Read more...]

Family Art Studio

Family Art Studio Sunday, April 16 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free admission with advance registration Family Art Studio is a hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum 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 materials are provided. Space … [Read more...]

Film Night: Sunset Boulevard

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Film Night: Sunset Boulevard Thursday, April 20 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Curator Janet Blake introduces the 1950 classic. Sunset Boulevard (1950) is a classic film noir about “behind the scenes” Hollywood, self-deceit, spiritual and spatial emptiness, and the price of fame, greed, narcissism, and ambition. The film was honored with eleven Academy Award nominations and was the recipient of three Oscars: Best Story and Screenplay, Best Black and White Art … [Read more...]

Live! at the Museum: Sunset Club Trio

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Live! at the Museum: Sunset Club Trio Thursday, April 13 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Violin, electric guitar, and flamenco guitar concert. Violinist Etienne Gara, joined by Ines Thomé on the electric guitar and Michael Gratovich on the flamenco guitar, founded the Sunset Club Trio for a new approach to the classical violin and piano repertoire. Their music revisits the sound textures of classical masterpieces along with newly commissioned ones, to bring a whole … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk

  First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, April 6 6:00 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...]

Laguna Art Museum Opens Spring Exhibitions

  "Laguna Art Museum opens spring exhibitions." Art Daily features Laguna Art Museum's spring exhibitions: From Wendt to Thiebaud, The Golden Decade, and The Haiga Portfolio, which opened on February 19, 2017. Read the article here.   … [Read more...]

California Cool Hits the Mark

  "California Cool Hits the Mark." The Laguna Beach Independent reports on Art Auction 2017 as well as the museum's progress in the first major improvement made under the city's matching grant program. >> Read more here.   … [Read more...]

Joseph Kleitsch, Portrait of Nelson Griffith, 1922

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                                  Joseph Kleitsch Portrait of Nelson Griffith Oil on canvas, 1922 40 x 36 inches Gift of Ida Griffith Hawley and Charles C. Hawley 1998.009.003 … [Read more...]