Laguna Art Museum Celebrates the Legendary Beginnings of the California School of Fine Arts


  "Laguna Art Museum Celebrates the Legendary Beginnings of the California School of Fine Arts." OC Weekly reviews Laguna Art Museum's The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55 and calls it "perfection after perfection." Read the article online here.   … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum Announces Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea

Phil Dike, California Holiday, oil on canvas, 1938, 30 x 36 inches, The E. Gene Crain Collection.

  For Immediate Release: March 27, 2017 Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES PHIL DIKE: AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA LAGUNA BEACH, CA (March 27, 2017) — On June 25, Laguna Art Museum will open Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea. The exhibition will be the first comprehensive museum exhibition in over forty years of works by this prominent member of the California regionalist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, with more than sixty of … [Read more...]

Arts Backers Dismayed by NEA Cuts


  "Arts Backers Dismayed by NEA Cuts." The Laguna Beach Independent considers the impact of NEA support for the arts infrastructure of Laguna Beach. Read the article online here.   … [Read more...]

Janet Blake on Phil Dike

Janet Blake on Phil Dike Thursday, June 29 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The museum’s curator of historical art gives a talk in conjunction with Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea.   Phil Dike grew up in Redlands, California, and studied at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1924 to 1927. Returning to Los Angeles, he taught at Chouinard for a year before traveling to Europe and studying for a year in France at the American Academy of … [Read more...]

One Hour/One Painting

One Hour/One Painting Thursday, June 22 6:00 p.m. Free admission Author and critic Peter Clothier invites participants to spend a full hour in front of a single artwork.   Peter Clothier Clothier is an internationally-known writer, speaker, and creative consultant who specializes in writing about contemporary art and artists. His newest released book is “Slow Looking: The Art of Looking at Art”. He has given talks for TEDx Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara, Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Film Night: Blade Runner


Film Night: Blade Runner Thursday, June 15 7:00 p.m. Free admission Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four people who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. The film won Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design by the British Academy Film … [Read more...]

Live! at the Museum: Lee Zimmer


Live! at the Museum: Lee Zimmer Thursday, June 8 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration 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.   Lee Zimmer is a virtuoso performer who has delighted audiences with his elegance and sense of musicality both as a soloist and ensemble player. Lee has performed and taught guitar for most of his … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk

First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, May 3 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. First Thursdays Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.   The museum offers free admission and docents are available for tours. On May 3, see Tony DeLap: A Retrospective. The … [Read more...]

Art2Art: Celebrating Inspiration


Art2Art: Celebrating Inspiration Thursday, May 25 6:00 p.m. Pre-program Activities 7:00 p.m. Main Program Included with museum admission A program of music, dance, and art, including the debut performance of an art-inspired musical composition, produced in partnership with Pacific Symphony. This multimedia event spotlights the art-evoked inspiration which drives artists in every field to create great new works. Featuring a fantastic Pacific Symphony sextet, the program includes music … [Read more...]

Film Night: Art and the Zen of Motorcycle Racing (or Lunch with Billy Al)

Bengston OneSheet

Film Night: Art and the Zen of Motorcycle Racing (or Lunch with Billy Al) Thursday, May 18 7:00 p.m. Free admission; advance tickets recommended Dale Schierholt introduces the third documentary in his California Masters series, profiling artist Billy Al Bengston. Rebel. Racer. Artist. Billy Al Bengston is all of them and much more. As one of the leaders of the renowned Ferus Gallery group of artists, Bengston blazed a path for generations of California artists to follow. In the latest … [Read more...]