Join us as we celebrate 100 years!

We’ve come a long way since the summer of 1918, when Anna Hills, Edgar Payne, and other artists formed the organization from which the museum would spring, the Laguna Beach Art Association. Thus began the story of Laguna Beach as an art colony and the story of Laguna Art Museum.

As we approach the centennial year of 2018, we take pride in continuing the work the LBAA began, promoting the best of California art, offering art education for children and adults alike, presenting programs in music, dance, and film as well as the visual arts. To celebrate this legacy with our supporters and the larger community, starting in January of 2018, Laguna Art Museum will host a year-long series of exhibitions, special events, programs, and celebrations that honor our past and look ahead to our future.
There is something for everyone during the museum’s centennial year. Stay up to date throughout the year on all things centennial by following us on our social media channels. To join the celebration, use the official centennial hashtag #LAM100.

The museum’s e-newsletter will also provide the latest information about our centennial. Please CLICK HERE to subscribe.


Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 27

LAM 100 Bash

To kick off the centennial celebrations, the museum will host a festive party featuring live music, site-specific installations, and specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, February 10

Art Auction 2018: California Cool

Art Auction 2018 will include 100 museum-curated works by California artists. This lively affair will include both live and silent auctions, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails.

Thursday, April 19

Film Premiere: Laguna Art Museum at 100

The documentary film will chronicle the museum’s history, from its founding as the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918, its transformation to Laguna Art Museum, and continuing to today as the museum of California art.

Friday, June 8

Palette to Palate

Featuring fine art and incredible dining, the exclusive event will showcase the culinary talents of Executive Chef Craig Strong; exquisite wines; and the work of ten artists who will join guests at tables of their own design.

Saturday, August 25

LBAA Birthday Party

To celebrate the birthday of the Laguna Beach Art Association, the museum will host a free day with art activities, docent tours, and special giveaways.

Saturday, September 29

Centennial Ball

A one-time exclusive dinner event celebrating the museum’s history in grand style with dancing and world-class entertainment, to be held at the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach.


November 1 – 4

Art & Nature

Laguna Art Museum’s annual Art & Nature presents special exhibitions, a commissioned artwork, lectures, discussions, performances, and family activities on the theme of art’s engagement with the natural world.



To be released in January 2018, available in the museum store and at select distributors.

This publication will include a journey through the first one hundred years of the museum, including its founding members, the creation of the LBAA, key moments in its history, and more. Full of wonderful historic images, press clippings and reproductions of key works of art, A Pictorial History of Laguna Art Museum will be cherished by many.



Support the Museum’s Centennial Year

There are many underwriting and support opportunities available throughout the year. If you would like to help support the museum’s centennial and take part in preparing the museum for the next 100 years, please email Deputy Director Genny Boccardo-Dubey or call 949-494-8971 x208.

Thank you for your consideration in supporting Laguna Art Museum’s centennial in 2018.


Centennial Committees

Committee of Honor

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Executive Committee

Lita Albuquerque Nancy Dustin Wall Moure         Betsy Jenkins,
Susie Gordinier,
Marla Bird Ray Redfern
Yvonne Boseker Carole Reynolds Kathleen Abel Michele Monda
Tony DeLap Louis and Laura Rohl Rick Balzer Patricia O’Brien
Laddie John Dill Thomas Stiles II
and Barbara Alexander
Deborah Engle Chris Quilter
Anne Earhart Wayne Thiebaud Jane Hanauer Laura Rohl
Marcia Hafif Ruth Westphal Vanessa Helin Lester Savit
Robert Hayden III   .
and Rick Silver
Bob Whalen Janice Johnson Jasmine Shodja
G. Ray Kerciu