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Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Laguna Art Museum is an American art museum with a special focus on California art.  The Museum's goal is to promote awareness of how art and artists... more »
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Los Angeles
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

LAM has a fabulous collection of California art. Some pieces of its collection are always on display, and it has first class curated shows which change three or four times a year. If you are in Laguna Beach, spend a few hours in this enjoyable spot.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great little Museum..they were having an art auction while I was there with some fantastic artists. Also, the Wayne Thiebauld exhibit.. lovely right on the ocean, and right next to my hotel.

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Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I enjoy the Laguna Art Museum because it regularly has interesting art exhibits. Laguna Beach is fun to visit because of its artsy character with many art galleries, summer art festivals and wonderful theater; it certainly doesn't hurt that it has a beautiful beach and many good restaurants, too. The museum is small and can be seen in about 1... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Only few paintings of the permanent collection were on display. However, there were some interesting small exhibits on view. Considering the pleasant outdoor surroundings this was o.k. No one wants to spend much time indoors on a beautiful day by the beach.

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Washington DC
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217 reviews 217 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The core collection is focused on Southern California painters of the early 20th Century and it's very solid. Periodic exhibitions are eclectic, but almost always interesting. Best thing about Laguna.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Very nice art and Indian art as well. The entire strip has art galore to shop for or not. The artists are there in the stores painting. Gorgeous art everywhere. The museum was a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on our one windy day.

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Diamond Bar, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

we enjoyed this little museum with our 3 teenagers. it took about 1.5 hrs for us to go through it. i bought a groupon that was for 6 tickets for $21 but when i yelped it, there was a 50% check in discount so check your sources for discounts before going. no need to pay full entrance fee! enjoy!

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San Diego
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We recently visited the Laguna Art Museum and really enjoyed it. The permanent collection is good and we especially appreciated the temporary pottery exhibit. We were able to see the entire museum in under 1 hour.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

First Thursdays of the month are free admission from 5-9 pm and I was lucky enough to be in the area to enjoy it. Small museum, but they make the most of their space with a SoCal-inspired, permanent collection as well as whimsical and conceptual featured exhibits. Collection also included artwork by local middle school students. If you appreciate art,... More

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Culver City, California
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17 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Laguna Art Museum is small and has limited space to devote to their collection. I visited the museum in March 2013 to see the photography of Hollywood stars taken by George Hurrell in the 1930s and 40s. The exhibit was well curated and very interesting. There is a little local art there and also some modern art. But I... More

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