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...]

Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca

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Dan McCleary: Prints from Oaxaca October 2, 2017 - January 14, 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...]

Art & Nature | Pablo Vargas Lugo: Seascape

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    Pablo Vargas Lugo: Seascape Thursday, November 2 - Sunday, December 2 Main Beach, Laguna Beach Free admission For the fifth edition of Art & Nature, Mexican artist Pablo Vargas Lugo has chosen to bring the intervention sponsored annually by the museum into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. "The piece acknowledges the origins of Laguna Beach as a haven for plein air painters and its character as a city whose imagination remains firmly set on the seas in … [Read more...]

Wendt Award Dinner

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 . Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hollywood, CA Laguna Art Museum will present the Wendt Award to renowned California artist Tony DeLap during an exclusive dinner on Sunday, October 29. The Wendt Award, named after one of the great Laguna Beach artists of the past who helped establish the museum, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the knowledge and appreciation of California art. Previous recipients of the award include Ruth Westphal, … [Read more...]