Art & Nature 2018


    Art & Nature 2018 November 1-4 In its annual Art & Nature festival, Laguna Art Museum presents special exhibitions, a commissioned outdoor work of art, lectures, discussions, films, and family activities on the theme of art’s engagement with the natural world. The commissioned artist for 2018 is Elizabeth Turk. >> Please CLICK HERE to learn more about Elizabeth Turk's project, and CLICK HERE to get involved. . About Elizabeth … [Read more...]

Lecture: Jesse Lerner

Jesse Lerner

Lecture: Jesse Lerner Thursday, October 26 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The Los Angeles-based professor, filmmaker, and writer discusses artistic exchanges between “Alta California” and Mexico. Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His short films and the feature-length experimental documentaries have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America, and Japan, and have screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Mexico’s Museo … [Read more...]

Film Night: Seven Cities of Gold

Seven Cities of Gold movie poster

Film Night: Seven Cities of Gold Thursday, October 19 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission This 1955 film about Spanish soldiers and missionaries in California is introduced by UC Irvine professor Horacio Legras. In 1769, a Spanish expedition to California seeks to conquer the land and discover its famed gold treasures while missionaries aim to gain new converts and establish a network of Catholic missions. Advance tickets are recommended. Please click below to … [Read more...]

Members’ Opening Reception

  Members' Opening Reception Saturday, October 14 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Museum members are invited to join us on Saturday, October 14, for a reception celebrating the opening of Laguna Art Museum's Fall 2017 exhibitions: California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930 and Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca. Meet and mingle with museum members, curators, and artists while enjoying the opportunity to view the exhibitions before they open to the public. Cash bar. Members should … [Read more...]

Members’ Preview Day

  Members' Preview Day Saturday, October 14 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Museum members are invited to join us on Saturday, October 14, for an exclusive opening of Laguna Art Museum's Fall 2017 exhibitions: California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930 and Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca. These exhibitions are part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 … [Read more...]

Art & Nature Family Festival


  Art & Nature Family Festival Sunday, November 5 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Free admission Art, nature, and science activities for all ages. The museum opens its doors for free to visitors of all ages and offers a variety of interactive art, nature, and science activities, environmental information booths, and face painting.   Activities and Partners Learn about printmaking with Art Division and create your own artwork inspired by the PST: LA/LA exhibition Dan McCleary: … [Read more...]

Art & Nature Keynote: William Deverell

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    Art & Nature Keynote: William Deverell Saturday, November 4 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:00 p.m.) Members and students $5; others $10 Renowned California historian and author of Whitewashed Adobe delivers the Art & Nature 2017 keynote lecture. William Deverell is Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and Professor of History at the University of Southern California. He writes on the history and culture of the … [Read more...]

Film: Through the Repellent Fence


    Film: Through the Repellent Fence Saturday, November 4 4:00 p.m. Included with museum admission This documentary follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long outdoor artwork that straddled the US-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who put Land Art in a tribal context. In 2015, aided by the communities on both sides of the border, they installed a series of twenty-eight … [Read more...]

California Mexicana: Land Into Landscape

    California Mexicana: Land Into Landscape Saturday, November 4 2:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Panel discussion with California Mexicana curators Katherine Manthorne and Alberto Nulman, Seascape artist Pablo Vargas Lugo, and historian Steven Hackel; moderated by Laguna Art Museum's executive director Malcolm Warner. California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930 is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The exhibition is curated by … [Read more...]

In Person: Pablo Vargas Lugo

    In Person: Pablo Vargas Lugo Friday, November 3 6:00 p.m. Reception (cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres) 7:00 p.m. Talk Included with museum admission The artist discusses his work, including the creation of his commissioned piece for Art & Nature. Pablo Vargas Lugo was born in Mexico City in 1968. He studied at the National School of Visual Arts in the National University of Mexico from 1988 to 1993. Since 1991 his work has been shown … [Read more...]