Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • Wayne Thiebaud: American Memories

    February 23-June 1, 2014

    Following Wayne Thiebaud’s recent promised gifts to Laguna Art Museum of a painting and a group of six prints, the museum hosted an exhibition of 60 drawings, paintings, and prints from all periods of the artist’s career.

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  • ex•pose: dana harel

    February 23-June 1, 2014
    Dana Harel’s first museum exhibition in the U.S. presented a new series of work, Between Dreams and Nightmares

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  • Travels with Millard Sheets, 1950–1986

    February 1-June 8, 2014
    A selection of paintings by California artist Millard Sheets highlighted the artist’s travels around the world.

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  • Adam Silverman: Clay and Space

    October 27, 2013-January 19, 2014
    In his first museum exhibition, renowned ceramic artist Adam Silverman created a series of installations ranging from displays of his pots in various settings to video pieces. His themes were the forms and materials of nature where land and ocean meet.

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  • Sea Change: Tanya Aguíñiga’s Bluebelt Forest

    June 2, 2013-January 19, 2014
    Tanya Aguiñiga used textiles and other unexpected materials to transform the museum’s upper level gallery into a wonderful, interactive undersea forest.

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  • Faux Real

    June 2-September 29, 2013
    Faux Real is a group exhibition that features installation artists and sculptors who recreate reality with a twist, using off-beat materials and in most cases a keen sense of humor. The results are playful, intriguing, and highly entertaining.

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  • ex·pose: beatriz da costa

    June 2-September 29, 2013
    Beatriz da Costa recently passed away at age 38 after a long battle with breast cancer. The photos and videos featured in this exhibition are unlike her previous work. They use self as subject and capture her struggle with the disease, examining the intersection of art, politics, engineering, and the life sciences.

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  • John Mason: Blue Wall

    February 24-October 13, 2013
    John Mason’s 21-foot-long Blue Wall (1959) is a landmark in the history of ceramics and a masterpiece of Abstract Expressionist art.

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  • ex•pose: richard kraft

    October 27, 2013-February 2, 2014
    Richard Kraft surrounds the viewer with an installation of ten films featuring idyllic scenes of nature side by side with urban views of Los Angeles, New York, and India. The collective experience is less about particular geographic locations than about a state of being and the multifaceted wonder of seeing.

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  • George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood

    February 24-May 19, 2013
    George Hurrell: Laguna to Hollywood features a selection of the glamour photographer’s images from 1925 to 1940, mostly from the museum’s permanent collection. Hurrell photographed movie stars and many of the early artists of Laguna Beach.

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