Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

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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.

"Laguna Art Museum is the county's leading museum for California art, and rivals the Orange County Museum of Art in its presentation of contemporary art. Curator of Exhibitions Grace Kook-Anderson brings a fresh perspective to the mix. Indeed, the Laguna Art Museum has done more in the past couple years to attract a wide variety of visitors to its galleries than any other visual art institution in Orange County."

~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register
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  • The upstairs part of the museum was closed as they were getting ready for an art walk. They did have a exhibit of etchings. They were interesting and the explanations along side the of each were enlig...  more »
  • The museum is relatively small and has a kind of eclectic variety of works. May not be for everyone but the price is reasonable and it's always fun to explore new places.  more »
  • Visit Laguna Art Musem to enrich your knowledge of the long tradition of leading California artists. In addition to a world class permanent collection of art the museum features events and traveling e...  more »
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  • I was a little bummed that they charge $7 to access the museum. Most art museums in Laguna Breach are free, like the Dr. Seuss Museum. But the gift shop at the Laguna Art Museum had some gorgeous artwork, all handcrafted by local artists. I would say go if you get a chance.
  • Great art museum in Laguna Beach. Close to the beach and a lot of good restaurants. Lots of good walks to take in that area.
  • I like to collect pretty postcards from all kinda museums, so can mail to my real estate clients sometimes, and this place has some good ones
  • Good place to learn and appreciate art. Nice crowd, not to snotty. The artist talks and enlighten you about their work. Great works too.
  • For art lovers this is a great museum to go. This museum art is representing Southern California artists of 20th and 21st century. The most ambient art is by Philip Dike. His art is amazing, you can see different styles from classic to abstract. This is small, but indeed, worth to go place.

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