CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1999 |
In a coup likely to boost its national profile, the Laguna Art Museum has received 109 contemporary works by prominent and emerging California artists from Judith and Stuart Spence, Sunland residents considered among the world's top art collectors. "This gives us a real leg up and a good start toward a stupendous holding of contemporary art from Southern California," museum Director Bolton Colburn said Wednesday.
February 20, 1999 |
The Laguna Art Museum has unveiled a newly acquired photograph by modernist innovator Paul Outerbridge that museum officials say represents the first step in rebuilding its collection of works by the former Laguna Beach resident. "William Current and His First Wife," a 1950 gelatin silver photograph of a fellow Laguna Beach photographer, was purchased with funds from Motivated Museum Members from a Dec. 11 photograph auction at Christie's Los Angeles.
June 30, 1998
The Laguna Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art have announced two major acquisitions to the LAM/OCMA Trust Collection. Agnes Pelton's 1929 painting, "The Guide," will be displayed at the Laguna Beach museum starting July 17. Stanton MacDonald-Wright's untitled painting from 1927-28--actually two works, painted on either side of a canvas--will be exhibited at OCMA in Newport Beach beginning July 21.
November 28, 1995 |
If you write a check to support an art show developed by a museum, you'll probably get the red-carpet treatment. But what if you're an aspiring patron who dreams of hands-on involvement in exhibitions, from the selection of a proposal to the choice of a venue? This Walter Mitty-style dream comes true every year for active members of the Fellows of Contemporary Art, sponsors of "Llyn Foulkes: Between a Rock and a Hard Place" at the Laguna Art Museum through Jan. 21.
January 25, 1994 |
At Orange County museums, officials say they use standard techniques and equipment to help guard against earthquake damage--although, of course, none are guaranteed against the force of a major upheaval. Brian Gray, director of design and facilities at Newport Harbor Art Museum in Newport Beach, explained that the storage area for paintings and large sculptures is padded, and "everything is strapped down or bungee-corded."
July 20, 1993 |
At a time when the most intriguing art freshly interprets unlikely aspects of pop culture, it makes perfect sense that an art museum would be looking at the Southern California subculture of hot-rodders and car customizers in the context of the art it influenced. The trouble with "Kustom Kulture: Von Dutch, Ed (Big Daddy) Roth, Robert Williams and Others"--at the Laguna Art Museum through Nov. 7--is that it comes off as genial boosterism rather than cultural analysis.