Gisela Colon


Gisela Colon b. 1966 . Gisela Colon creates uncannily glowing, shifting effects of light and color in her sculptures by means of a proprietary fabrication process of blow-molding and layering acrylics. It is hard to believe, but there is no light source inside. Colon is part of a younger generation of artists who continue to develop the ideas and techniques of the Light and Space movement that began in California in the 1960s. Colon grew up in Puerto Rico; her mother was a German painter and … [Read more...]

Gisela Colon, Morph Pod, 2016


. Gisela Colon Morph Pod Blow-molded acrylic, 2016 41.5 x 41.5 x 12 inches Gift of the Pamela Banks Family Collection 2017.002 … [Read more...]

Shakespeare in Art and Music


Shakespeare in Art and Music Thursday, April 26 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission In celebration of the Bard’s birthday, an evening of songs and paintings inspired by his plays, with UCI's Robin Buck and Julia Lupton, and LAM's Malcolm Warner.   Julia Reinhard Lupton is Professor of English and co-director of the UC Irvine Shakespeare Center. She is the author or co-author of four books on Shakespeare and many articles. Her books include Thinking with … [Read more...]

Peter Frank on Tony DeLap

2012 #2 by Eric Minh Swenson

Peter Frank on Tony DeLap Thursday, March 29 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Lecture by the curator of Tony DeLap: A Retrospective. Peter Frank is Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and L. A. Weekly, served as Editor for THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes to publications around the world. Frank received a B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University and was art critic for The Village … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Laguna Beach

1918 c. Mr & Mrs. John Bing and LBAA

A Brief History of Laguna Beach Thursday, March 22 6:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Gene Felder, former president of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, gives a talk on the goings-on about town in the heyday of the Laguna Beach Art Association (LBAA). Laguna Art Museum traces its origins to the Laguna Beach Art Association, formed in 1918 and incorporated in 1920 with the artist Edgar Payne as president. At first the members met and showed their works in a converted … [Read more...]

Exhibits That Inspire Conversation and Memorable Dates

  "Laguna Art Museum — Representing California’s Rich Cultural Past and Present With Exhibits That Inspire Conversation and Memorable Dates." has ideas for your next date night.  Read the feature online here. … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum’s Centennial Bash

  "Laguna Art Museum’s Centennial Bash." ART AND CAKE attends the Centennial Bash, which kicked off a year-long series of centennial events with art, music, and beer during the ultimate late night party.  Read the feature online here. … [Read more...]

Auction Recap: California Cool

  "Auction Recap: California Cool." Fine Art Connoisseur reports on the museum's record-breaking art auction fundraiser.  Read the feature online here. … [Read more...]

California Cool Art Auction 2018 Sets New Records, Raising Over $466,000 in Support of LAM’s Exhibitions and Education Programs

  For Immediate Release: February 11, 2018 LAM ANNOUNCES FEATURED ARTISTS FOR CALIFORNIA COOL ART AUCTION 2018 LAGUNA BEACH, CA (February 11, 2018) — On Saturday, February 10, Laguna Art Museum’s centennial edition of the California Cool Art Auction reached sales of over $466,000, making it the museum’s most successful art auction to date. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education programs. The auction, in its 36th edition during the … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2018 | Last Chance Sale

    Last Chance Sale Unsold works from California Cool Art Auction 2018 are now available at the minimum bid price, which is 50 percent of the stated value. Works can be viewed and purchased in person at the museum during open hours through Friday, February 16 (the museum is closed Wednesday, February 14). For questions and more information, please email Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x219. Proceeds from California Cool Art Auction 2018 support the museum’s … [Read more...]