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August 21, 1985 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
William Otton, director of the Laguna Beach Museum of Art for the last 4 1/2 years, has confirmed that he is staying in the Laguna Beach post after considering several possible administrative jobs outside of Southern California. In a phone interview, Otton said he has "just signed" a three-year pact with the Laguna Beach museum.
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February 14, 2002 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laguna Art Museum announced Wednesday that its exhibitions curator has resigned. Tyler Stallings, a recipient of the $50,000 Fellows of Contemporary Art award, officially resigned Feb. 1. With personal projects to complete, including two books, Stallings says he wants the more flexible schedule that being an independent curator allows."The main reason I'm deciding to move on is that I have all these things coming up, and I need the time to do them," Stallings said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1985 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
William Otton, director of the Laguna Beach Museum of Art for the past 4 1/2 years, has disclosed that he is staying in the Laguna Beach post after considering several possible administrative jobs outside of Southern California. In a phone interview Monday, Otton said he had "just signed" a 3-year pact with the Laguna Beach museum. Although he will be earning the same salary, $40,000 a year, he will be receiving additional fringe benefits and will have a contract for the first time, he said.
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May 13, 1999 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major coup likely to boost its profile nationally, the Laguna Art Museum has been given 109 contemporary works by prominent and emerging California artists from Judith and Stuart Spence, San Fernando Valley 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.
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February 5, 1985
Sculptors Michael Davis, Guy Dilland and Eric Orr have been named finalists in a $40,000 project to design a new outdoor sculpture for the Laguna Beach Museum of Art. The competition attracted 119 entries. Each finalist will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover costs of submitting a design model. The winning sculptor will be announced in the spring by a six-member jury. The sculpture is to be installed after the museum's permanent facility at 307 Cliff Drive is reopened in December.
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February 20, 1999 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 22, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
M.A. Greenstein, curator of education at the Laguna Art Museum since January, 1991, has resigned to concentrate on her teaching and writing. The museum is seeking a replacement for the full-time position. Laguna Art Museum Director Charles Desmarais praised Greenstein's energy and commitment to her job. "She did it marvelously well. The next person who does her job will have a tall order to fill."
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March 22, 1985
Mabel Alvarez, whose portraits and other paintings date to the early days of Los Angeles art history, died March 13 at a Los Angeles convalescent home. She was 93 and most recently was honored in 1984 when she was the first artist chosen by the Laguna Beach Museum of Art for a retrospective of historical California artists. Born near Honolulu, her work attracted attention as early as 1913 and she became the subject of several newspaper and magazine reviews in the 1920s.
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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.
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May 13, 1999 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 20, 1999 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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November 28, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 25, 1994 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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July 20, 1993 | CATHY CURTIS
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.
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August 16, 1985 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Although construction has finally started on the expansion of the Laguna Beach Museum of Art's main facility--closed since April 26--the museum's board of directors has yet to decide whether to continue the "satellite museum" at the South Coast Plaza Mall beyond 1985.
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January 25, 1994 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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August 22, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
M.A. Greenstein, curator of education at the Laguna Art Museum since January, 1991, has resigned to concentrate on her teaching and writing. The museum is seeking a replacement for the full-time position. Laguna Art Museum Director Charles Desmarais praised Greenstein's energy and commitment to her job. "She did it marvelously well. The next person who does her job will have a tall order to fill."
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