In visual arts, Orange County steps out into the world

  "Arts Preview: In visual arts, Orange County steps out into the world." The Orange County Register previews Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, including Laguna Art Museum's California Mexicana exhibition.  Read the article online here. … [Read more...]

Art & Nature 2018

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    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. . About Elizabeth Turk Born in Pasadena and raised in Orange County, Elizabeth Turk has had a distinguished career internationally … [Read more...]

California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930

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California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930 October 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018 Artistic and cultural exchange between California and Mexico has flourished since the time when California was part of the United States of Mexico. The exhibition highlights this vital aspect of the state’s history through a panorama of works by artists on both sides of the border, from scenes of mission and rancho life through images of romantic Old California, to the emergence of a cross-border modern art … [Read more...]

Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca

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Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca October 2, 2017 - January 14, 2018 Since 2000 the Los Angeles-based artist Dan McCleary has made regular visits to the Taller de Grabado in Oaxaca, Mexico, to work with Mexican master printer Fernando Sandoval. The exhibition focuses on the prints McCleary has made at the Taller, mostly etchings and other forms of intaglio, along with related paintings and drawings. His subject-matter has ranged from sugar skulls to a head of Christ after the Renaissance … [Read more...]

Lecture: Jesse Lerner

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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

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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

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  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...]