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Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach, CA
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Exhibition: Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935
06/24/2018 – 01/13/2019 (more information)
Joseph Kleitsch
The Drug Store, c. 1925
oil on canvas, 40 X 40 inches
Private collection
The Drug Store, c. 1925
Portrait of Queen Zozer II, 1965
Exhibition: Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection
Through 06/17/2019 (more information)
Oskar Fischinger
Snow White—Red Circle, 1943
oil on canvas
Laguna Art Museum Collection,
Gift of the Gregory Schwayder Rosenblum Trust.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92648
949.494.8971
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www.lagunaartmuseum.org

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Hours:
Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and major holidays

Admission Fees:
$7 for adults
$5 for students, seniors, and military
Children under 12 & Museum Members admitted free

About Us
Laguna Art Museum is the museum of California art. It collects, cares for, and exhibits works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Unlike any other museum in the state, it collects California art and only California art, and ranges across all periods and styles, nineteenth-century to present-day.

Mission Statement:
Laguna Art Museum is a 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 exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and enjoyment of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.

History
The museum traces its origins to the Laguna Beach Art Association, formed by local artists in 1918 and incorporated in 1920 with artist Edgar Payne as president. At first the members met and showed their works in a converted board-and-batten cottage. But in 1929, following a successful fundraising drive headed by another early Laguna Beach painter, Anna Hills, they opened a grand, custom-built gallery designed by the well known Los Angeles architect Myron Hunt. This survives as the Steele Gallery within the present museum building. The LBAA used the gallery essentially as a way of showing and selling the members’ own works. With the growth of a permanent collection of donated works and the beginnings of a program of loan exhibitions, however, the gallery took on some of the characteristics of a museum. In 1972 it became the Laguna Beach Museum of Art. It changed its name to Laguna Art Museum in 1986 with the physical expansion that completed the building as it stands today. In 1996 Laguna Art Museum and Newport Harbor Art Museum merged as the Orange County Museum of Art. There was a public outcry, and Laguna Art Museum was re-established as an independent entity in the following year.


Exhibitions:

Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935
June 24, 2018 – January 13, 2019
(more information)

Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection
Through June 17, 2019
(more information)

Events

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