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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 Exhibits

We visited the museum on a day they were transitioning exhibitions and were admitted free of charge. The two major exhibits of coastal scenes by established artists and one on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a day they were transitioning exhibitions and were admitted free of charge. The two major exhibits of coastal scenes by established artists and one on wave photos was outstanding. A small gif shop provided a variety of possible, interesting purchases. There is an elevator available to access the second floor.

Thank Spartan58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles 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 

Thank Peter K
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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