Louis M. Rohl Named New Laguna Art Museum Board Chairman


For Immediate Release: September 21, 2017

Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211









LAGUNA BEACH, CA (September 21, 2017) — On September 13, Laguna Art Museum’s Board of Trustees appointed Louis M. Rohl as its new Chairman. Rohl, who has served as a Trustee since 2004, follows Immediate Past Chairman Robert Hayden, III, who had been Chairman since 2009.

Lou Rohl is President/Managing Director of ROHL, a manufacturer and distributor of high-end kitchen and bath products that define authentic luxury. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Lou has been in the kitchen and bath industry for over thirty years. In addition to his responsibilities at ROHL, Lou is a credited IDECC (Interior Design Continuing Education) instructor.

Lou is also active in the arts community in Southern California, and along with his wife Laura, is active in other community non-profits including Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Playhouse, Festival of Arts, and Oceana. Lou is also an active mentor to Business students at California State University, Fullerton through its Family Business Council and is a member of Vistage International.

Outgoing Chairman Robert Hayden, III is Chief Financial Officer of Industrial Metal Finishing, Inc., a firm specializing in metal finishing of medical implants; and high-tech energy and electronic components. He has served on the museum’s Board of Trustees since 2007, including eight years as Chairman. Robert contributed research and the chronology and exhibition history to the 2009 Laguna Art Museum publication and exhibition Roger Kuntz: The Shadow Between Representation and Abstraction, and is currently working on a catalogue raisonné of the painter John McLaughlin.

“I am so pleased that the Board of Trustees selected Lou Rohl to serve as Board Chair,” said Hayden. “Lou’s dedication to the institution, generous philanthropy, and commitment to the arts in Laguna Beach provides an unparalleled example of civic leadership. In a few months, the museum begins celebrating its centennial. I look forward to working with Lou, the Board of Trustees, Malcolm Warner, and the museum’s staff and supporters to ensure that Laguna Art Museum will thrive for another 100 years.”


About Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special loan exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.

Laguna Art Museum stands just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who had discovered the town and transformed it into a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays
Closed Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

General admission: $7.00
Students, seniors (60+), and active military: $5.00
Children under 12: FREE
Museum members: FREE

Media Contact: Cody Lee, Director of Communications | 949.494.8971 x211 | clee@lagunaartmuseum.org