First Thursdays Art Walk celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public with participation by more than 30 member galleries. First Thursdays Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The museum offers free admission from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns presents dozens of paintings, drawings, and etchings of clowns that the renowned California artist has made over the past seven years. Like much of his work, this latest series is in a sense autobiographical. During his boyhood in Long Beach he looked forward to the visits of a traveling Rircus and sometimes helped out behind the scenes in exchange for tickets. The costumes, faces, and antics of the clowns were the beginning of a lifelong fascination for him. The clown series is its culmination, in which the now 100-year-old artist revisits those early memories.
In Hymns to the Silence, Jacques Garnier’s high contrast, black and white photographs are meticulously detailed images of parts of architectural structures in Southern California. By finely focusing on the details, and with an eye to graphic composition and the use of negative space, he has created new images for the viewer to contemplate.
Wine & Herb Tasting
Celebrate the closing of Unseen Ties: The Visual Collection of Sherman Library & Gardens by joining the Laguna Art Museum with Chef Jessica Roy of 608 Dahlia, Sommelier Ali Coyle of Fable & Spirit, and Culinary Garden Designer Ashley Irene of Heirloom Potager, for a one-of-a-kind wine & herb pairing event to delight and inspire the senses.
Jean Stern Presents: Missions of California
In this lecture, art historian Mr. Jean Stern will discuss and illustrate the beginning of the California Missions.
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