Matthew Rolston, Barye, Roger and Angelica (Angelica) (detail), 2016


Please Note:

Laguna Art Museum and artist Matthew Rolston announce the rescheduling of the exhibition Matthew Rolston, Art People: The Pageant Portraits. The exhibition, featuring Rolston’s stylized portraits of the participants in Laguna’s beloved Pageant of the Masters, will now open next year on June 27, 2021, and extend through September 19, 2021. This decision was made jointly considering current circumstances and with an interest in opening the exhibition at a time when the full community of Laguna Beach can celebrate the connections between the Art People exhibition and Pageant of the Masters, one of Laguna’s most treasured cultural traditions. Please continue to follow Laguna Art Museum via the museum’s website and Instagram for updates regarding this exhibition and associated programming in the coming months.


What's it all about?

Artist, photographer, and video director Matthew Rolston (born 1955) was “discovered” by Andy Warhol while a student at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. His images of celebrities for Warhol’s Interview magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and other publications won him acclaim as an heir to the tradition of Hollywood glamour photography. Art People: The Pageant Portraits is an exhibition of his larger-than-life, strangely haunting photographs of participants in Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters. It will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book with essays on various aspects of the project.

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