A Brief History of Laguna Beach

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 board-and-batten cottage. In 1929, after successful fundraising drive headed by the artist Anna Hills, they opened a grand, custom-built gallery designed by the well known Los Angeles architect Myron Hunt. This survives as the Steele Gallery within the present museum building. The founding of the LBAA began the story of Laguna Beach as an art colony and the story of Laguna Art Museum, which celebrates 100 years in 2018.

Advance tickets are recommended.
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