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Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
(3.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 outstand...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • This museum was such a delightful surprise! We've been to Laguna tons of times but had never stopped by. We did on this trip because there was an exhibit we wanted to see and I'm so glad we did. All of the art was wonderful and the gift shop had some darling items too - we picked up some holiday presents! The staff were so friendly too when we brought our baby with us.
  • Lot's of History behind this property. It may be interesting looking into it. Met the curator one day as we drive the same type of Honda's. Really nice and informative person.
  • Vlassy, elegant, and fun. A great place to visit
  • Always a great place to visit. Excellent gift shop, too
  • Laguna Art Museum is a beautiful museum and it is in a great location. The exhibits change every few months.