From Wendt to Thiebaud: Recent Gifts for the Permanent Collection

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From Wendt to Thiebaud: Recent Gifts for the Permanent Collection February 19 - May 29, 2017 The museum presents a selection of about eighty works of art that are recent gifts for the permanent collection, many of them displayed for the first time. Like most museums, Laguna Art Museum grows and strengthens its collection largely through works of art donated by collectors and artists. Over the past five years it has reaped the benefit of extraordinary generosity, adding museum-quality … [Read more...]

The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55

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The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55 February 19 - May 29, 2017 Between 1945 and 1955, a fortunate group of students at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco studied under a faculty that included some of the great photographers of the age—Ansel Adams, Minor White, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Lisette Model. Many of the students went on to distinguished photographic careers themselves. Accompanied by a beautiful and … [Read more...]

Stanton Macdonald-Wright: The Haiga Portfolio

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Stanton Macdonald-Wright: The Haiga Portfolio January 19 - May 29, 2017 Following World War II, this distinguished figure of the American avant-garde became fascinated by Japanese art. In 1966-67 he spent a period in Kyoto and worked with a master of traditional Japanese woodblock techniques, Clifton Karhu, to create a portfolio of twenty haiga, or illustrations to haiku poems.   … [Read more...]