Laguna Art Museum
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.
Laguna Art Museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by artists who had discovered the town and transformed it into a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today's Laguna Art Museum.
Today the museum showcases works from its collection, special exhibitions, and an array of events, including artist talks, concerts, family days, and more. 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.