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.
Pushing the envelope of Pacific Rim culture
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
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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
$8 students and seniors
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laguna Art Museum has programs for all schools in the area including colleges and universities.
At the beginning of each May the Museum hosts a family day with hands on children and adult activities.
The Museum offers special school tour programs for children and special children's workshops twice a year.
Regional schools, from elementary thru college, can book specail tours with the Museum.
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.
Individual membership is $60
Family membership is $75
For information on addition special level memberships please contact the Museum.
The Museum has an active corporate and business partnership program. For more information please contact the Museum development office.
The Museum does rent its facility. Please call for more information on renting the Museum.