In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern will examine the basic elements of representational landscape painting, also known as “plein air” or outdoor painting. Mr. Stern will show a number of paintings by various artists, of the past and the present, and discuss why a particular painting is successful or why it is not. Among the topics explored are basic composition systems, color use, and systems of perspective, with illustrations of successful and unsuccessful examples of each.
The lecture consists of about 80 slides and lasts approximately 45 minutes with time for questions and answers afterwards.
John Moran Auctioneers & Appraisers are the exclusive auctioneer / appraiser business for the 2023 Jean Stern Presents Lectures.
Ruth Eaton Peabody, The Cook Book, 1925
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
LAM Goes BOOM: A Pride Celebration
To celebrate Pride Month, join the Laguna Art Museum for a night to pay homage to Laguna’s bygone gay bars like the famed The Boom Boom Room. Fred Karger’s documentary Save the Boom will be screened in the museum’s galleries, and then let the dancing begin with DJ SoulFire!
Artist Spotlight: Russell Crotty
Join Artist Russell Crotty and LAM Curatorial Fellow Rochelle Steiner for a special conversation on Crotty’s work that’s on view in Southern California Contemporary Art: Gifts from the Stuart Spence and Judith Vida-Spence Collection.
Kids’ Night Out: Pizza Party with the Spence Col …
Kids take over the museum for a special, fun-filled night with dinner, art activities, and an interactive scavenger hunt around the museum. Caregivers and parents can enjoy a night out, too, as our education team takes over to guide the young learners on an exploration of the museum exhibitions and provide opportunities for hands-on artmaking activities.
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