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Laguna Art Museum

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Address: 307 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1696
Phone Number: 949-494-8971
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Longest established art museum in California.

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Nice small museum in the heart of Laguna Beach. Enjoyed my recent visit and experiencing the Peter Krasnow exhibit. Staff was very friendly and admission very inexpensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Laguna is about art, food and the Pacific Ocean. I was drawn to this museum by the Peter Krasnow exhibit. Krasnow's paintings and sculptures took their own path. Bright colours, sensual and spiritual forms are beautifully curated.This museum set beside the sea and atop a palisade is a perfect site for an exhibit of this and other artist's work. Museum... More 

Thank Ray G
Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small museum in the heart of Laguna Beach. Enjoyed my recent visit and experiencing the Peter Krasnow exhibit. Staff was very friendly and admission very inexpensive.

Thank romazzino
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Worth a stop if you're tired of the beach or it's raining, or you want a change of pace. If modern art is your thing, you will be happier with it than otherwise. Some interesting and worthwhile things here, but a lot of nonsense as well. And the museum building itself is not particularly attractive, although the staff is friendly... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I brought our baby to the museum and had a wonderful time. We also found the most darling baby book in the gift shop!

Thank kugali
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is a very small museum, so I would only go if there was something specific that you wanted to see. There was a Helen Lundeberg showing while we were there and it was very good and I enjoyed her paintings.

Thank JacarandaSpirit
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The museum is carefully and tastefully curated. With so much art on the Laguna PCH strip the visit to the LAM was a breath of fresh air.

Thank Joel E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Spread over 3 small floors, the exhibition is limited, with a very local flavor, and no internationally famous or huge names. You can easily take it all in within an hour or less. I was honestly a bit disappointed, though there was an interesting exhibition of images depicting early Los Angeles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This small and visually stunning museum does a wonderful job of mounting powerful shows. Our docent, Elizabeth, was knowledgeable and engaging. She gave us a personalized tour of the three exhibits and gave us time to explore on our own as well. All in all, a stimulating and enjoyable visit and an especially nice introduction to the artist Helen Lundeberg.

Thank Mfhayes
Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

For a family membership fee of $125, you get invited to opening night exhibits and year round access to the museum. The displays are worth the time, and the docents are great if you have the time. Even better, the membership includes access to other museums in the USA that are part of the North American Reciprocal Program which translates... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 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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