Laguna Art Museum History Talk is Thursday March 22 2018.
Laguna Art Museum A Brief History of is at 6:00pm.
Gene Felder, former president of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, gives a talk on the goings-on about town in the heyday of the Laguna Beach Art Association (LBAA).
Laguna Art Museum traces its origins to the Laguna Beach Art Association, formed in 1918 and incorporated in 1920 with the artist Edgar Payne as president.
At first the members met and showed their works in a converted board-and-batten cottage.
In 1929, after successful fundraising drive headed by the artist Anna Hills, they opened a grand, custom-built gallery designed by the well known Los Angeles architect Myron Hunt.
This survives as the Steele Gallery within the present museum building.
The founding of the LBAA began the story of Laguna Beach as an art colony and the story of Laguna Art Museum, which celebrates 100 years in 2018.
Advance tickets are recommended.
Please reserve Online at Laguna Art Museum or call 949.494.8971 x203.
For more information please contact the Development and Membership Office at 949.494.8971 x203.
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive.
Laguna Art Museum Parking
Metered parking is available surrounding the museum on Cliff Drive and Pacific Coast Highway.
The meters take quarters and credit cards only.
Additional street parking is available in the residential area east of the museum, across Pacific Coast Highway.