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...]

Art Auction 2018: California Cool

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  Art Auction 2018: California Cool Saturday, February 10 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. >> Click here to view the Last Chance Sale. The California Cool Art Auction is an evening not to be missed. 2018 will mark Laguna Art Museum’s centennial year and the 36th edition of this highly-anticipated event. With works by over 100 important California artists, the annual Art Auction will include great art at great prices, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails. The evening includes a silent … [Read more...]

Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca

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Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca October 2, 2017 - February 25, 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...]

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...]

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935 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 … [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...]

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

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...]