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Laguna Art Museum

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Address: 307 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1696
Phone Number: +1 949-494-8971
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Longest established art museum in California.

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Good volunteers, limited exhibit

Enjoyed this museum. Staff was helpful and courteous. Event for kids to make a lantern was a nice touch. The museum is rather small and feels like they need more works. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ProfessorX69
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Erie, Colorado
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Erie, Colorado
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204 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this museum. Staff was helpful and courteous. Event for kids to make a lantern was a nice touch. The museum is rather small and feels like they need more works. We were able to get through it in about 30min.

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California
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185 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited the museum on a day they were transitioning exhibitions and were admitted free of charge. The two major exhibits of coastal scenes by established artists and one on wave photos was outstanding. A small gif shop provided a variety of possible, interesting purchases. There is an elevator available to access the second floor.

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Thank Spartan58
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Laguna is about art, food and the Pacific Ocean. I was drawn to this museum by the Peter Krasnow exhibit. Krasnow's paintings and sculptures took their own path. Bright colours, sensual and spiritual forms are beautifully curated.This museum set beside the sea and atop a palisade is a perfect site for an exhibit of this and other artist's work. Museum... More 

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Dana Point, California
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230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice small museum in the heart of Laguna Beach. Enjoyed my recent visit and experiencing the Peter Krasnow exhibit. Staff was very friendly and admission very inexpensive.

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Thank romazzino
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Worth a stop if you're tired of the beach or it's raining, or you want a change of pace. If modern art is your thing, you will be happier with it than otherwise. Some interesting and worthwhile things here, but a lot of nonsense as well. And the museum building itself is not particularly attractive, although the staff is friendly... More 

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Houston, Texas
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My husband and I brought our baby to the museum and had a wonderful time. We also found the most darling baby book in the gift shop!

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Thank kugali
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a very small museum, so I would only go if there was something specific that you wanted to see. There was a Helen Lundeberg showing while we were there and it was very good and I enjoyed her paintings.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The museum is carefully and tastefully curated. With so much art on the Laguna PCH strip the visit to the LAM was a breath of fresh air.

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Thank Joel E
South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Spread over 3 small floors, the exhibition is limited, with a very local flavor, and no internationally famous or huge names. You can easily take it all in within an hour or less. I was honestly a bit disappointed, though there was an interesting exhibition of images depicting early Los Angeles.

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Thank pafuri
Boston
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This small and visually stunning museum does a wonderful job of mounting powerful shows. Our docent, Elizabeth, was knowledgeable and engaging. She gave us a personalized tour of the three exhibits and gave us time to explore on our own as well. All in all, a stimulating and enjoyable visit and an especially nice introduction to the artist Helen Lundeberg.

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