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What's It All About?

Event Overview

Executive director Malcolm Warner discusses the museum’s history and signs copies of his newly-released book on the subject.

In the summer of 1918, a group of artists led by Anna Hills and Edgar Payne opened their first exhibition in a temporary pavilion and formed the Laguna Beach Art Association (LBAA). Ten years later, they led a successful effort to build a custom-designed and permanent gallery, which opened in 1929 and survives within the present museum building. The founding of the LBAA is the beginning of the story of Laguna Art Museum, and the story of Laguna Beach, the art colony.

Dr. Warner’s newly-released book, A Pictorial History of Laguna Art Museum, 1918-2018, is a full-color, illustrated publication of the journey through the first 100 years of the museum.

Advance tickets are recommended.
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