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Laguna Art Museum

Map & Directions 307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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949-494-8971
  • Daily 11am-5pm

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OC Weekly's Description

The Laguna Art Museum is in Laguna Beach, just off PCH and near the ocean, making it one of the best-located museums in Orange County. Just based on three stellar exhibitions during the past year that couldn't be more different from one another—the sublime "Noguchi: California Legacy," the revelatory "Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971" and the brilliant "Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi Obra"—we're glad to high-five the Laguna Art Museum. This is one of the most eclectic exhibit venues in Southern California, and its shows are almost always worth a visit. Recently, it has presented career retrospectives of underrated Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud, loco local boy Shag and hippie-graphics great Rick Griffin. But the just-concluded exhibit "In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor" went to a whole new level. It was an exhibit that'll be written about in textbooks decades from now, when today's wild, kooky art-world outsiders have become the establishment for a new generation of angry loners to rail against.

Merchant's Description

Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. Its purpose is to provide the public with exposure to art and to promote understanding of the role of art and artists in American culture through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship and education. Working within the tradition of the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, Laguna Art Museum documents regional art and places it in a national context. The museum maintains its historic ties to the community and is responsive, accessible, and relevant to the area’s diverse population.

The museum’s exhibitions, catalogues, and educational activities illustrate an ongoing examination of California art, which includes historical and contemporary art. Through collections, publications, and research on the art of California, Laguna Art Museum promotes understanding of the role of California art and artists in the development of the visual arts nationally and internationally.

 
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  • ocweeklybestof wrote a review for Laguna Art Museum
    on 01/07/11
    4

    This is one of the most eclectic exhibit venues in Southern California, and its shows are almost always worth a visit. Recently, it has presented career retrospectives of underrated Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud, loco local boy Shag and hippie-graphics great Rick Griffin. But the just-concluded exhibit "In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor" went to a whole new level.... More >>

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  • The Ritz-Carlton on 05/17/13

    Celebrating local artists and pieces, the Laguna Art Museum is a must-see experience. Take your kids for an outing once school wraps up for the summer!

  • OC Weekly on 11/28/11

    Voted Best Art Museum by OC Weekly's Best Of 2011 Readers! Support local art and enjoy art events. Click the link to download the Best Of app and view more winners!

  • OC Weekly on 03/13/13

    If you have not visited the Laguna Art Museum you must! Listed on OC Weekly's Best Art Museum of 2012, make sure to visit this years art exhibitions and activities!

  • Sarah S. on 05/03/11

    Save your quarters. Unfortunately there is no parking lot, but there is plenty of free parking in the neighborhoods across PCH.

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Upcoming Events Here

  • Every Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 18

    This summer, Laguna Art Museum opens three new exhibitions to the public:... More »

  • Every Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 18

    This summer the museum opens a specially-commissioned site-specific... More »

  • Every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 1

    On February 23, 2014, Laguna Art Museum opens three new exhibitions to... More »

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