Laguna Beach

United States



Address:
307 Cliff Drive
CA
92651
Phone: (949) 494-8971
Fax: (949) 494-1530
Website: www.lagunaartmuseum.org

Laguna Art Museum

California centric


Permanent Collection

4,500 works of art covering California art from 1842 to the present day. Aspects of the Museum collection are on view in the lower galleries.


Exhibitions

Pushing the envelope of Pacific Rim culture


Previous Exhibitions

Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing

California Holiday: The E. Gene Crain Collection

Colonies of American Impressionism: Cos Cob, Old Lyme, Shinnechock and Laguna Beach


Exhibitions (2)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence, June 24 - September 30, 2007

Wayne Thiebaud's People, Places, and Things, October 27, 2007 - January 27, 2008

Roger Kuntz: A Retrospective, March 2 - June 1, 2008

In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz School, June 15 - October 5, 2008


Cost

$10 general
$8 students and seniors
children free


Opening hours

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day


Getting there

from the 5 and 405 freeways take the 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) west towards the beach. Turn right on Pacific Coast Highway and go one block north to the first set of lights. The Museum is on the south-west corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive. Free parking is available on the inland side of PCH in the resdential area. There is metered parking directly adjactent to the Museum.


Facilities

The Museum sits next to the Pacific Ocean and Las Brisas restaurant. In addition to the exhibition space there is a public bathroom and Museum Store.


Museum internal and external photos (2)

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News and events

The Musuem has a Film Society which screens independant films monthly. Each 1st Thursday evening the Museum is open free from 5 - 9 p.m. The Museum sends an enewletter out at the first of every month. For more information and to sign up to receive the monthly enewsletter please visit the Museum website at www.lagunaartmuseum.org.


FAQ's

Laguna Art Museum will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 2008. Laguna Beach is home to the oldest cultural institution in Orange County.


Education

The Museum has a Young Arts Society Gallery which focuses on showing projects from children in the regional school system. In addition the supports a program for children in the 3rd and 4th grades dealing with local and state history.


Groups

In addition to the Board of Trustees the Museum has an Advisory Board.

There are several councils of the Museum including the Contemporary Art Council, Art Council, Historic Art Council, Bohemian Club, and Film Society.


Schools

Laguna Art Museum has programs for all schools in the area including colleges and universities.


Families

At the beginning of each May the Museum hosts a family day with hands on children and adult activities.


Children

The Museum offers special school tour programs for children and special children's workshops twice a year.


Students

Regional schools, from elementary thru college, can book specail tours with the Museum.


Adults

The Museum features regular lectures and symposiums in conjuction with its exhibition programing. On selected days interactive docent exhibition walk-thrus are offered free with general admission.


Membership

Individual membership is $60
Family membership is $75
For information on addition special level memberships please contact the Museum.


Sponsorship

The Museum has an active corporate and business partnership program. For more information please contact the Museum development office.


Venue hire

The Museum does rent its facility. Please call for more information on renting the Museum.