Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach: Hours, Address, Laguna Art Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Laguna Art Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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DeborahandAndy
Los Angeles, CA673 contributions
We visited on the 1st Thursday of Sept- so no admission fee between 6-9pm. Interesting gift shop with jewelry, books, clothing, etc by California artists.
Saw a collection of clown paintings by Wayne Thiebaud who is 101 years old this year!
Enjoyed the "Hymns to Silence" photography by Jacques Garnier- interesting black and white photos with striking and unusual architectural structures. Selections from the permanent collection were interesting including work by Judy Chicago. Portraits from the Pageant of the Masters were displayed in the lower gallery. Wine was available for purchase and was allowed in certain areas of the museum. There was a table with paper, brushes, and watercolors set up for children and others who wanted to create some art. Certainly a pleasant visit this museum.
Written September 4, 2021
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Marcia M
Tulsa, OK41 contributions
Couples
We have visited the Laguna Art Museum twice when visiting Southern California and highly recommend it. The collections change but appear to be primarily Southern California artists, and those who were part of the art scene in Laguna in the early 1900s and since. On this occasion there were some exceptional photographs of the area taken in the 1970s and 1980s before the residential development that now covers the hillsides. The modern art on exhibit was also lovely. Parking can be a challenge since the museum is in the middle of a popular beach destination and restaurants, but we found a metered space a block away. Admission is reasonable for the area and they have a lovely museum shop.
Written January 6, 2020
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James Weaver
Irvine, CA2,171 contributions
Friends
We are lucky enough to have friends who are members and one invited us to a Saturday night reception for the opening of their two latest exhibitions. It was members only from 5PM to 6PM and the catering was delicious. West Coast Events Production did a great job with their food to coincide with the Mexican Art. Chicken Mole, rice, Shrimp Casa Dias, to mention a few. One exhibit contains works by Artemio Sepulveda a Laguna Beach resident at one time now returned to his native Mexico. The other exhibit is Travels in Mexico, with works from the collection of E. Gene and Diane Crain. Their collection includes works from notable artists, Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, Emil Kota, Jr., Phil Paradise, Dong Kingman, and Milford Zorrnes. Many from the 1930’s and 1040’s, extraordinary in there simplicity and beauty.
Written February 23, 2020
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Ron C
Newbury Park, CA556 contributions
Couples
Currently a special exhibition of the early 20th century artist Radmond Granville. He was a deaf mute who said his deafness gave him special sensitivity to hear nature with his eyes. Excellent small museum
Written October 15, 2020
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LVGambler
Las Vegas, NV171 contributions
Couples
I’ve been to many museums but this one stood out for the better. It has all types of art from complementary & modern to beautiful paintings. It’s a very clean, well organized space & you have a lot of room to study the pieces on display. If you love museums I recommend this gem highly. It’s quite, clean & uncrowded plus the staff are very friendly. Please Hit The Helpful Button if this helped you. Thanks friends & travelers
Written October 21, 2018
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Maps22497
Laguna, CA1 contribution
This was billed as an exhibit on what it means to be white. HA! It was a total attack on the white community. There was an especially offensive piece depicting Sunday in The Park, only with an image of two naked white people caught in a net and some hunters with rifles saying they needed a bigger net. GIVE ME A BREAK! If this were displayed with any other race there would have been an outcry! As I was in the museum I looked around and thought "is there anyone in here that has discriminated against any other race?" I didn't see anyone there that needed to get the message the exhibit was trying to send. I have never discriminated against anyone in my entire life and I doubt if 90% of the people in OC have either. The only thing the white community is guilty of is being born white. Why are we being attacked for that? AND of course, if someone doesn't agree with what the Laguna Art Museum is doing with this exhibit then they will be labeled as racist. What was the purpose of this exhibit? I think the curator at Laguna Art Museum has some personal issues he needs to work on. Tyler, don't put your guilt on the rest of the world.
Written April 8, 2003
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KimmyKit
Excelsior, MN67 contributions
Family
We visited on a weekday morning with two kids in tow. During our visit, there were three exhibits on three floors (all accessible by elevator). The museum recently expanded its permanent collection. There were people around to answer questions and a guided tour was in progress. The museum’s interior is attractive and filled with light. There are informative narratives next to each piece of artwork. The extensive background about the artists really added to the experience. We learned that many of the artists knew each other and were a part of a growing art community in Laguna Beach. There’s a gift shop near the museum entrance with a good variety of unique and interesting items. Definitely worth a visit!
Written April 4, 2019
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larsthorwald
los angeles52 contributions
Small museum with large collection of California art. Always interesting exhibits and films. Free first Thursday of every month during Laguna's ArtWalk.
Written March 22, 2019
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John H
Shelburne, VT489 contributions
Solo
California beach art is full of color and life. The Laguna Art Museum features art by local artists, often portraying local objects and landscapes. Most of the art is representational and beautifully done. The number of good Laguna Beach artists is substantial and this museum displays their work exceptionally well in bright, airy rooms. A visitor should not miss the second level accessed from the lobby. This museum is a must for art lovers.
Written September 25, 2018
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Ray G
21 contributions
Solo
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 staff, from security guards to front desk volunteers are friendly. Definitely worth a visit, no matter what exhibit is being featured.
Written September 15, 2016
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