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By Barbara Diamond | June 19, 2009
News of the sale of 18 California Impressionist paintings by the Orange County Museum of Art to a private collector has shocked Laguna art circles, including Laguna Art Museum officials. OCMA acquired the paintings in agreements with the LAM after an aborted merger with Newport Harbor Museum in 1996, which led to the creation of the county museum. The pieces had been in LAM’s permanent collection, many of them painted and donated by early Laguna Beach artists. The name of the buyer, reportedly a Laguna Beach resident, has not been disclosed.
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July 10, 2009
Once again, the Laguna Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art find themselves mired in a muddle tainted by improper ethical practices, incompetence and possible illegalities. After more than a decade of puzzling transactions between the institutions, from the merger itself to the post merger division of the OCMA/LAM joint collection, Laguna Art Museum has come up on the losing end. And now, in the final phase, it has lost the opportunity to get back those paintings that were originally in its own collection.
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By Imran Vittachi | February 23, 2012
Starting Sunday, Laguna Art Museum visitors will pay $5 less for tickets across the board. The unveiling of the museum's spring 2012 exhibitions then will officially coincide with a revamped ticketing and hours of operation policy instituted by Malcolm Warner, who took over Jan. 3 as LAM's new executive director. LAM will charge $7 for general admission, and instead of operating from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the museum will close to the public on Wednesdays. LAM will keep those same hours on weekend days as well as on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
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By Barbara Diamond | June 19, 2009
Art that once belonged to the Laguna Art Museum has come home, but not back to the museum. The Orange County Museum of Art quietly sold 18 pieces of California Impressionist paintings to a Laguna Beach collector, whose name is not being made public. The works were acquired by OCMA in what many in Laguna considered, and still consider, a misbegotten attempt to merge the Laguna and Newport Harbor museums, which eventually cost LAM part of its permanent collection. “Laguna owned all of them pre-merger,” said Bolton Colburn , director of the Laguna Museum.
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May 10, 2012
Two new faces on LCAD board The Laguna College of Art & Design's board of trustees has elected two new members, Suzanne Chonette and Nancy Bushnell, officials announced this week. Chonette graduated with a bachelor's in 1990 from the Art Institute of Southern California, which later became LCAD, and she is a pastel and oil painter now showing at the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, according to a news release from LCAD . She also has been involved in important functions with organizations such as the American Heart Assn., the Guilds of the Performing Arts Center, Bowers Museum, Children's Hospital of Orange County and the Assistance League of Santa Ana, the release noted.
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By Candice Baker | September 22, 2006
Laguna Art Museum Director Bolton Colburn effectively shelved an ambitious proposed building plan at the Village Entrance site near City Hall during the museum's annual membership meeting Tuesday. He and other officials also spoke of the museum's various ups and downs over the past several years. After sharing the museum's goal to establish itself as the premier American museum with a focus on California art, Colburn said that the primary requirement for that goal was "building."
NEWS
June 26, 2009
?Outraged? is as good a word as any to describe how the Laguna Beach art community feels upon learning of the sale of 18 California Impressionist works originally donated to the Laguna Art Museum many years ago and lost in a failed merger attempt with what is now the Orange County Museum of Art. The paintings sold by OCMA to an unnamed Laguna Beach collector include works by William Wendt and others who were instrumental in the founding of...
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By Imran Vittachi | September 29, 2011
The UC Irvine art school's role as an academic center on the West Coast for studying and experimenting with radical forms of creativity in the 1960s and '70s will be evident at October exhibitions in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and at UCI. A roster of star UCI art program alums and teaching artists, who served on the faculty while riding that period's new wave of so-called conceptualism, will be part of three Orange County exhibitions. The Laguna Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art and the campus's University Arts Gallery all will present exhibitions showcasing or encompassing the works of artists noted for their contributions to the Southern California arts scene from 1945 to 1980.
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June 27, 2008
“Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture.” Scrawled in an upper corner of an Orange County Museum of Art hallway, the phrase suits the times, as three new art shows bring the scandalous, the avant-garde and the satirical to Orange County. The Laguna Art Museum has just debuted “In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor,” which presents the work of 150 artists who have been involved with “Juxtapoz” magazine since its founding, back in 1994.
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By Imran Vittachi | February 23, 2012
Starting Sunday, Laguna Art Museum visitors will pay $5 less for tickets across the board. The unveiling of the museum's spring 2012 exhibitions then will officially coincide with a revamped ticketing and hours of operation policy instituted by Malcolm Warner, who took over Jan. 3 as LAM's new executive director. LAM will charge $7 for general admission, and instead of operating from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, the museum will close to the public on Wednesdays. LAM will keep those same hours on weekend days as well as on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
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NEWS
July 10, 2009
Once again, the Laguna Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art find themselves mired in a muddle tainted by improper ethical practices, incompetence and possible illegalities. After more than a decade of puzzling transactions between the institutions, from the merger itself to the post merger division of the OCMA/LAM joint collection, Laguna Art Museum has come up on the losing end. And now, in the final phase, it has lost the opportunity to get back those paintings that were originally in its own collection.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 19, 2009
News of the sale of 18 California Impressionist paintings by the Orange County Museum of Art to a private collector has shocked Laguna art circles, including Laguna Art Museum officials. OCMA acquired the paintings in agreements with the LAM after an aborted merger with Newport Harbor Museum in 1996, which led to the creation of the county museum. The pieces had been in LAM’s permanent collection, many of them painted and donated by early Laguna Beach artists. The name of the buyer, reportedly a Laguna Beach resident, has not been disclosed.
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