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October 14, 2013 | By David Ng
Artist Wayne Thiebaud has donated an oil painting and a group of six prints to the Laguna Art Museum in Orange County. The gift was made official on Saturday at a museum ceremony where Thiebaud was honored with the California Art Award in recognition of his part in raising the prominence of California art around the world. The donation includes the 2002 oil painting "Jolly Cones," which depicts two upside-down ice-cream cones sporting cartoon faces. A version of the painting appeared on the cover of the New Yorker magazine in 2002.
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December 28, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Before he became a potter, setting aside a longtime hobby for full-time engagement, Adam Silverman trained and practiced as an architect. Clay vessels and buildings are significantly different, in myriad obvious ways. But Silverman sometimes collapses the two in surprising and provocative installations. An exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum titled "Clay and Space" lays out some of those correspondences. It's a significant step forward from "Boolean Valley," an intellectually sound if rather dry and unengaging 2009 collaboration with architect Nader Tehrani for the Museum of Contemporary Art's Pacific Design Center space in West Hollywood.
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April 7, 2005 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Pressed for exhibition space and devoid of parking in its picturesque but cramped location on a beachside bluff, the Laguna Art Museum is trying to determine whether a move slightly inland into nearby Laguna Canyon might be feasible.
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November 10, 2013 | By Hugh Hart
"I'm proudly analog," says Adam Silverman, and the Los Angeles architect-turned-fashion-designer-turned-potter isn't kidding. Where most modern travelers might fuss over laptops, tablets or smartphones during their airplane flights, Silverman obsessed over an entirely different kind of luggage during recent trips from Fort Worth, Texas. There, to create pots honoring the 40th anniversary of the Kimbell Art Museum's Louis I. Kahn building, Silverman excavated clay from a construction site for its new Renzo Piano wing.
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March 29, 1986 | HERMAN WONG
The Laguna Art Museum's main facility in Laguna Beach, closed since last April for a $1.1-million structural expansion, will be reopened to the public Sept. 23 with an exhibition on 20th-Century California Impressionism, the museum announced Thursday. Exterior construction is nearly complete on the 56-year-old main facility at Coast Highway and Cliff Drive, according to spokeswoman Lauri Pelissero.
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September 1, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Michael McManus, the former chief curator for the Laguna Art Museum and organizer of a major scholarly overview of California Impressionism, has died. He was 60. McManus, who had a heart condition, died Aug. 10 at his home in Seal Beach, said Mike Stice, a spokesman for Laguna College of Art and Design. Known for his quirky mannerisms and encyclopedic knowledge of the history of art and regionalist movements, McManus was a popular faculty member at Laguna College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California)
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May 8, 1986
The Laguna Art Museum has received a $1,000 gift from the Junior League of Newport Harbor for the museum's traveling-exhibits program. The gift will be used to purchase frames for the "Art From the Museum" program, which tours public schools in Orange County. The Laguna Art Museum also received $2,500 in the recent Disneyland Community Service Awards ceremonies. The museum was cited for its art education projects.
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January 4, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN
The Laguna Art Museum has received $100,000 from the Joan Irvine Smith & Athalie R. Clarke Foundation in support of California Art of the Century, a three-year program (through 1993) of exhibits, research, education and collecting focusing on the history of 20th-Century California art. The gift will help the museum meet requirements for a $40,000 California Arts Council grant that must be matched 3 to 1 in new donations by June 30.
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January 5, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Art Museum has named M.A. Greenstein as its new curator of education, effective Jan. 21. She replaces Diane Sherman, who resigned last July to pursue personal projects. Greenstein, who teaches a course in performance art at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, previously was curatorial assistant to the director of the college's Wignall Museum Gallery, said Laguna Museum Director Charles Desmarais.
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May 14, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN
The Laguna Art Museum is asking the City Council to put its money where its proclamation is, requesting $122,500 in support following a successful community campaign to keep the museum an independent institution focused on Laguna Beach. The council recently issued a proclamation lauding the "extraordinary efforts" of that campaign by museum supporters and trustees, who are asking the city for annual support for the next decade, decreasing from $122,500 by 10% each year.
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October 14, 2013 | By David Ng
Artist Wayne Thiebaud has donated an oil painting and a group of six prints to the Laguna Art Museum in Orange County. The gift was made official on Saturday at a museum ceremony where Thiebaud was honored with the California Art Award in recognition of his part in raising the prominence of California art around the world. The donation includes the 2002 oil painting "Jolly Cones," which depicts two upside-down ice-cream cones sporting cartoon faces. A version of the painting appeared on the cover of the New Yorker magazine in 2002.
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September 1, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Michael McManus, the former chief curator for the Laguna Art Museum and organizer of a major scholarly overview of California Impressionism, has died. He was 60. McManus, who had a heart condition, died Aug. 10 at his home in Seal Beach, said Mike Stice, a spokesman for Laguna College of Art and Design. Known for his quirky mannerisms and encyclopedic knowledge of the history of art and regionalist movements, McManus was a popular faculty member at Laguna College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California)
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December 7, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
When Timothy Potts became the director of the Getty Museum in September, he knew he was stepping into an anomaly of a job, unusual within the ranks of America's most prestigious museums. Other museum heads, bound by tight budgets, must essentially beg private collectors for donations of money and artwork. Potts, thanks to the $5.3-billion endowment of the Getty Trust, is under pressure to spend money instead of raising it. So how is his wish list for acquisitions coming? "I don't have one," said Potts, 54, in his first interview on the job. Or believe in them: "You need to be opportunistic when pursuing works of the highest quality.
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March 31, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Harry Lawrence, the globe-trotting former owner of an Asian art and antiques import shop in Laguna Beach whose contributions to civic improvements over the decades earned him the nickname Mr. Laguna, has died. He was 97. Lawrence died Sunday of kidney failure in Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, said his wife, Zahide. A resident of Laguna since 1947 — after he and his late first wife, Maxine, bought Warren Imports on South Coast Highway — Lawrence spent the ensuing decades as a major civic force in the picturesque seaside community.
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July 21, 2011
'Noguchi: California Legacy' Where: Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach When: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Ends Oct. 2. Contact: (949) 494-8971 or http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org
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July 21, 2011 | Daina Beth Solomon
A few years before he died in 1988, artist Isamu Noguchi established a 24,000-square-foot museum to house representative samples of his seven-decade-long career: paintings, ceramics, furniture, sculptures, landscaping designs and set designs. Noguchi opted to locate the museum in his adopted hometown, New York City. Here on the West Coast, Southern Californians must rely on individual installations to view Noguchi's work. The Laguna Art Museum offers a chance to see a different perspective on Noguchi's accomplishments with "Noguchi: California Legacy," which devotes three compact galleries to a sampling of his work from 1979 to 1986.
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January 30, 1993 | CATHY CURTIS
Margaret Ann Maynard has been named curator of education at the Laguna Art Museum, replacing M.A. Greenstein, who resigned in August. She will oversee museum outreach and education programs for children and adults. Maynard, who will join the staff Feb. 15, has been doing museum education research for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for the past year. From 1986 to 1991, she served as assistant curator of education at the Phoenix (Ariz.
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May 3, 2011
Bolton Colburn is leaving the Laguna Art Museum after 24 years — including the last 14 as its director. His resignation, effective May 13, is voluntary, Colburn and Robert Hayden III, president of the museum's board, said Monday, and reflects no internal friction at the seaside institution that's devoted to California art. Colburn, 57, began his museum career in the early 1980s at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now the Museum of...
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January 10, 2010
Perched high above the bluffs and crashing waves of the Pacific, the Laguna Art Museum has been the ideal setting for an artist's haven for decades. Since the turn of the 20th century, throngs of creative types have flocked to this picturesque seaside enclave from around the world. The museum, which celebrates art that captures the essence and cultural heritage of California, has been a cornerstone of the community since its inception as the Laguna Beach Art Assn. by a group of painters who settled in Laguna Beach in 1918.
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