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Laguna Art Museum

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Address: 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-494-8971
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Longest established art museum in California.

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Some Local Color

We spent a pleasant 90 minutes looking at the special exhibit and the permanent collection. Both were impressive. I especially appreciated the permanent exhibit of "California... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve80303
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a pleasant 90 minutes looking at the special exhibit and the permanent collection. Both were impressive. I especially appreciated the permanent exhibit of "California Impressionists" and the "save the canyon" project. The impressionists' paintings, from the early part of the 20th century, were both esthetically pleasing and a window on the Laguna Beach area before full development. The... More 

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Oceanside, California
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The people who work there were very informative and knoweledgeable. There are three floors of art work to look at. Great location.

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Thank Renee C
Plano, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We checked their website and went when it was free. The exhibit area is small and take around 30 minutes.

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Thank Brian B
Alaska
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88 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Laguna Beach is all about art. If you want total immersion for hours or days on end, your choices are all around you. For the newcomer, or those passing through wishing to stretch their legs, should spend a little time to visit this museum. It is an intimate venue with most of the space dedicated to a featured artist. When... More 

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california
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I had always heard from locals that this museum is nothing special but I reserved my right for judgement until after I had visited. Now I can officially say that it's not worth going to in my humble opinion. You're better off going to the local art galleries for Thursday's art walk.

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Thank luxtravel1173
Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This museum is on the site of the original cottage where the artists used to gather in the late 1890's and early 1900's. Laguna Beach was founded by several artists including the most famous, William Wendt,and gradually others followed, it became known as an art -centered town. The Art Museum and several of the better galleries are located on the... More 

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Thank Helen A
Anaheim, California
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118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Restful and quiet, with interesting artwork and traveling exhibits. Lots of lovely paintings of Laguna over the years by many different artists. Interesting modern Art displays. Allow about an hour for your visit. Nice gift shop. Nice sitting adjacent to restaurants, shopping and a pretty stroll along Cliff Drive and the bluffs. Walking distance from downtown.

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Thank twinsaround
fidalgo island
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Fine art museum. Eclectic and interesting, right near downtown. Walk here then dine nearby and stroll the cliffs of Heisler Park. Nothing better.

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Thank second2none
Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

New exhibits every four months make this worthy of a visit several times a year. California artists are featured in a pleasant setting just steps from the beach in Laguna.

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Thank Carol L
reno, nv
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lovely building with a good docent. Not so big on the modern art, but the scenes of old Laguna are well worth a visit.

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