Laguna Art Museum Unveils “Missions to Murals” Exhibit

  "Laguna Art Museum Unveils “Missions to Murals” Exhibit." The Laguna Beach Independent reviews Laguna Art Museum's California Mexicana exhibition.  Read the article online here. … [Read more...]

Movie House Mural Returns for a Museum Close-up

  "Movie House Mural Returns for a Museum Close-up." The Laguna Beach Independent reports on a recently restored mural panel painted by Edgar Payne that is now on view in Laguna Art Museum's California Mexicana exhibition.  Read the article online here. … [Read more...]

Tony DeLap: A Retrospective

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Tony DeLap: A Retrospective February 25 - May 28, 2018 Tony DeLap is Orange County’s foremost living artist. He has been at the nexus of significant art movements throughout his career. A leading practitioner of Southern California minimalism and “finish/fetish,” he also played a part in the development of op art, hard-edge painting, the California Light and Space movement, and site-specific installation. For years he has played with the concept of an artwork’s edge and explored the point … [Read more...]

Laguna Beach Art Association: The Founders

Laguna Beach Art Association: The Founders June 24, 2018 - January 13, 2019 Laguna Art Museum is preparing an exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Laguna Beach Art Association. This is a tremendous milestone in both the history of the art association and the art colony in Laguna Beach. The exhibition will be part of a year-long celebration marking the museum’s history and legacy, honoring those early artists who influenced the fabric of the developing community and surveys the … [Read more...]

Film Night: A Day Without a Mexican

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Film Night: A Day Without a Mexican Thursday, December 21 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission UC Irvine’s Dr. Joseph Morales introduces the 2004 social and political satire directed by Sergio Arau. A Day Without a Mexican offers a satirical look at the consequences of all the Mexicans in the state of California suddenly disappearing. A series of characters shows the apparent statistical impact of Mexicans on California's economy, law enforcement, and education systems, … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk December

First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, December 7 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. Please click here for information about current exhibitions. … [Read more...]

In Person: Dan McCleary

In Person: Dan McCleary Thursday, November 30 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Artist Dan McCleary discusses his work in conjunction with the current exhibition Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca. 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. His subject-matter has ranged from sugar skulls to a head of Christ after the Renaissance … [Read more...]

Film Night: The Pearl

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Film Night: The Pearl Thursday, November 16 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission The 1947 Mexican/American film, based on the novella by John Steinbeck and directed by Emilio Fernández, will be introduced by UC Irvine professor Viviane Mahieux. Advance tickets are recommended. Please click below to reserve online, or call 949.494.8971 x203. … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | saltfineart + RAWsalt

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    saltfineart + RAWsalt MIDCENTURY DREAMSCAPES | Surreal Landscapes from the Pablo Tesak Collection November 2 - November 30 346 North Coast Highway Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.                 Pablo Tesak made the journey from war-torn … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Laguna Beach High School

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    Laguna Beach High School/City of Laguna Beach Environmental Sustainability Committee Rising Tides, A Sea Level Rise Educational Installation November 2 - November 5 Main Beach Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.                 A 2017 United … [Read more...]