Museum Announces Summer Exhibitions

Museum Announces Summer Exhibitions June 28-September 27, 2015 This summer Laguna Art Museum presents two important exhibitions by artists with deep connections to California. Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory Laguna Art Museum presents an in-depth look at the recent work of internationally-known artist Marcia Hafif. Coming on the heels of Hafif’s inclusion in the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial group exhibition, Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory will bring greater awareness of her … [Read more...]

Summer Art Camp registration now open


Register now for Summer Art Camps Now in its third year, Elements of Art Summer Camps at Laguna Art Museum explore the elements of line, shape, form, space, color, and texture. This year's camps will take place 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from July 27 through August 21 and are age specific. Camps 1 and 3 are designed for 5 – 8 year-olds while camps 2 and 4 are for 9 – 12 year-olds. The popularity of the museum’s summer art camp programs has increased each of the previous two years, so sign up … [Read more...]

Artist Billy Al Bengston attends opening celebration


Artist Billy Al Bengston attends opening celebration On Saturday, February 21 well-known Los Angeles-based artist Billy Al Bengston joined the opening celebrations for Laguna Art Museum's three new exhibitions, Robert Henri in California: Realism, Race, and Region, 1914-1925; California Printmakers, 1950-2000; and in Barcelona: a portfolio of prints by eight Los Angeles artists. Three of Bengston’s works owned by the museum are currently on view, an early abstract painting and two prints as … [Read more...]

Art Auction 2015 Most Successful to Date


Art Auction 2015 Most Successful to Date Laguna Art Museum's 2015 Art Auction fundraiser raised nearly $300,000 on February 7, 2015 for the museum’s education and exhibition programs, making it the most successful in the event’s 33-year history. The highlight of the evening was the scintillating 20-item live auction led by Sotheby’s dynamic auctioneer Andrea Fiuczynski. In fact things got so energized during the live auction that Ms. Fiuczynski had to remove her stylish silver jacket and … [Read more...]

Genny Boccardo-Dubey to Lead Museum’s Individual Giving Program

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Genny Boccardo-Dubey to Lead Museum's Individual Giving Program . Laguna Art Museum announced today that Genny Boccardo-Dubey will join Laguna Art Museum as Deputy Director for Advancement beginning January 5, 2015. . Boccardo-Dubey, currently the associate director for individual giving at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), will soon be working for the museum that she grew up visiting. "The Laguna Art Museum has always been special to me, having been part of my life since my childhood … [Read more...]

Give the gift of membership

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Give the gift of Membership Give a gift that will last all year long. A Laguna Art Museum gift membership provides your friends, family members, and colleagues twelve months of free, unlimited admission to Laguna Art Museum plus other great benefits based on membership level, including, but not limited to: Unlimited admission to the museum for two adults and immediate family members under 18 An invitation and tickets for two to all exhibition opening receptions Invitations to the … [Read more...]

Art & Nature 2014 a Success


Art & Nature 2014 a Success Laguna Art Museum presented its second annual Art & Nature, a multidisciplinary exploration of art’s many and various engagements with the natural world, November 6-9. Over a thousand people participated in this year’s Art & Nature festival, which took place in the museum and on Main Beach in Laguna Beach. Nature played its part spectacularly, providing gorgeous sunsets for both the Outstanding in the Field beach banquet on Thursday and artist Lita … [Read more...]

Palette to Palate 2014 Most Successful to Date

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Palette to Palate 2014 Most Successful to Date Laguna Art Museum’s 2014 Palette to Palate fundraiser, which took place at the museum June 13, 2014, grossed approximately $205,000—the museum’s most successful Palette to Palate to date. This is $15,000 more than in 2013 and $55,000 more than in 2012. The museum expects to net $137,000 for its education and exhibition programs. Proceeds from the event will ensure the continuation of quality exhibition and education programming at the museum. The … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Jerry Rothman


In Memoriam: Jerry Rothman Laguna Art Museum is saddened by the death of long-time Laguna Beach resident and ceramic sculptor Jerry Rothman, a large number of whose works are in the collection. He died Thursday, June 5 of a heart attack at a hospital near his sculpture park and home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. During the last few years of his life Rothman was unable to work due to the effects of Lewy Body disease. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933 to Rose and Hyman … [Read more...]

Education Department Receives Special Recognition and Grants

Jim Denevan's illuminated sand sculpture from Art & Nature 2013. Photo by Eric Stoner.

Laguna Art Museum's Education Department Receives Special Recognition from AAMD, and Grants from the NEA and Festival of Arts Foundation Laguna Art Museum’s Education Department recently received special recognition from The Association of Art Museum Directors. In addition the museum received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Festival of Arts Foundation for its educational programming. . The Association of Art Museum Directors (which represents 240 art museums across the … [Read more...]