Laguna Art Museum offers free admission to locals from Feb 19 to March 31

  "Laguna Art Museum offers free admission to locals from Feb 19 to March 31." Stu News Laguna reports on the museum's improvements under the city's Cultural Facilities Improvement Matching Grant Program, and its offer of free admission to Laguna Beach residents through March 31. Read more here.     … [Read more...]

Not for the Eye to Miss: The Golden Age of Photography

  "Not for the Eye to Miss: The Golden Age of Photography." Beyond the Curtain features The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55, which opens at Laguna Art Museum on February 19, 2017. Read the article here.     … [Read more...]

From Wendt to Thiebaud: Recent Gifts for the Permanent Collection

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From Wendt to Thiebaud: Recent Gifts for the Permanent Collection February 19 - May 29, 2017 The museum presents a selection of about eighty works of art that are recent gifts for the permanent collection, many of them displayed for the first time. Like most museums, Laguna Art Museum grows and strengthens its collection largely through works of art donated by collectors and artists. Over the past five years it has reaped the benefit of extraordinary generosity, adding museum-quality … [Read more...]

The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55

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The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55 February 19 - May 29, 2017 Between 1945 and 1955, a fortunate group of students at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco studied under a faculty that included some of the great photographers of the age—Ansel Adams, Minor White, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Lisette Model. Many of the students went on to distinguished photographic careers themselves. Accompanied by a beautiful and … [Read more...]

Stanton Macdonald-Wright: The Haiga Portfolio

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Stanton Macdonald-Wright: The Haiga Portfolio January 19 - May 29, 2017 Following World War II, this distinguished figure of the American avant-garde became fascinated by Japanese art. In 1966-67 he spent a period in Kyoto and worked with a master of traditional Japanese woodblock techniques, Clifton Karhu, to create a portfolio of twenty haiga, or illustrations to haiku poems.   … [Read more...]

Palette to Palate 2017

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Friday, June 9, 2017 6:00 p.m. Laguna Art Museum 307 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-494-8971 x 219 Laguna Art Museum is proud to celebrate the 12th year of Palette to Palate, an extraordinary evening of fine art, intimate dining, and elegant wines. This fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 9, at Laguna Art Museum, and is limited to 120 attendees. The event showcases the culinary talents of Executive Chef Craig Strong of Studio at Montage Laguna Beach; exquisite wines … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Achieves Matching Grant and Offers Free Admission to Laguna Beach Residents

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  For Immediate Release: February 10, 2017 Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM COMPLETES THE FIRST YEAR OF MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM AND THANKS CITY COUNCIL AND PEOPLE OF LAGUNA BEACH WITH FREE ADMISSION   LAGUNA BEACH, CA (February 10, 2017) — In March of 2016, the Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously in favor of a matching grant program in support of Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Playhouse, the city’s oldest arts institutions. The … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2017: California Cool – A Great Success! 

  On Saturday, February 4, Laguna Art Museum’s annual Art Auction fundraiser welcomed over 350 guests who enjoyed delicious cuisine, creative cocktails, and lively bidding on original artworks by more than 100 important California artists. The event was a great success, surpassing budgeted goals and raising $370,000, with an incredible 90 percent of the works selling. The museum is grateful to the artists, sponsors, and supporters for playing such important parts in that success. … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2017: California Cool a Great Success

  For Immediate Release: February 5, 2017 Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211 ART AUCTION 2017: CALIFORNIA COOL RAISES $370,000 IN SUPPORT OF LAGUNA ART MUSEUM’S EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS   LAGUNA BEACH, CA (February 5, 2017) — On Saturday, February 4, Laguna Art Museum’s annual Art Auction fundraiser with works by over 100 California artists reached sales of $370,000. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2017 | Last Chance Sale

  . Last Chance Sale >> Click any image below for more information. >> Click here to view the complete Art Auction 2017 catalog. Unsold works from Art Auction 2017: California Cool are now available at the minimum bid price, which is 50 percent of the stated value. Works can be viewed and purchased in person at Laguna Art Museum on Sunday, February 5, or by appointment from Monday, February 6, through Sunday, February 12 (the museum is closed … [Read more...]