ART & NATURE

 

 

ART & NATURE
Thursday, November 7-Sunday, November 10
Event times and ticket prices vary

Art & Nature, presented by Laguna Art Museum, will bring California artists of all kinds together with art historians, cultural historians, scientists, environmentalists, geographers, and other thinkers to share ideas and information about art and its engagement with nature.

Both a conference and a festival, Art & Nature will include a Land Art work commissioned and created for the event; special exhibitions and related selections from the museum’s collection; a keynote address by Kevin Starr, the renowned historian of California; panel discussions; artists’ talks and performances; and children’s programs.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)
All events take place at Laguna Art Museum, unless noted otherwise.

Thursday, November 7

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Talk introducing Art & Nature by Laguna Art Museum Executive Director Dr. Malcolm Warner (free with museum admission)

Friday, November 8

  • 7:00 p.m.: Music performance (free with museum admission)

Saturday, November 9

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Panel discussion (free with museum admission)
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Keynote address by California historian Kevin Starr ($75 for non-members; $50 for museum members, students, and educators. Ticket includes admission to pre-keynote reception at5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, November 10

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Panel discussion (free with museum admission)
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m.: Family activities at museum and outdoors (free)

This annual event will serve a number of purposes: to provide a festival of art and ideas for the community; to inspire artists; to offer scientists a sense of what their work means in the wider culture; to find and develop connections between art and science; to raise awareness of environmental issues; and to celebrate Laguna Beach as a center for the appreciation of art and nature.

The theme of Art & Nature speaks particularly to the identity of Laguna Beach, which for over a hundred years has been a center for art, the appreciation of nature, and environmental awareness. In 1929, when the Laguna Beach Art Association built an art gallery to show and sell their work, they chose a commanding location on the coastline close to the natural wonders they loved to paint. The present museum occupies the same site. There could be no more appropriate venue in which to explore the art-nature connection.

Art & Nature is made possible by the generous support of the Draper Family Foundation Fund and an anonymous donor.

ABOUT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special loan exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.
Laguna Art Museum stands just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California 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.

LOCATION
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of PCH and Cliff Drive, next door to Las Brisas restaurant.

HOURS
Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesday
Closed New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

PRICES
$7.00 general admission
$5.00 students, seniors, active military
FREE for children under 12 and museum members
FREE the first Thursday of every month from 5:00-9:00 p.m. during the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk

TOURS
The museum offers complimentary docent-led tours every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. one week after an exhibition opens. No reservations are necessary. Audio tours can be accessed on any smartphone at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org. Patrons without smartphones can rent an iPod Touch for free at the museum’s front desk.

MEDIA CONTACT
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Marni Farmer, Director of Communications at Laguna Art Museum, at 949.494.8971 x208 or at mfarmer@lagunaartmuseum.org.

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