Laguna Art Museum Invites Guests of All Ages to Cultivate Their Creativity at the Museum!

Child looking into a tide pool.

Here are some exciting upcoming events at the Laguna Art Museum, with opportunities for both kids and adults to foster their inner creativity at the museum. 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY! December 29 at 6:00 p.m. – Kids’ Night Out: Surfing Into the New Year

  • Celebrate the new year with a Kids’ Night Out! Kids take over the museum for a special, fun-filled night with dinner, art activities, and an interactive surf-themed scavenger hunt around the museum. Caregivers and parents can enjoy a night out, too, as our education team takes over to guide the young learners on an exploration of the museum exhibitions and provide opportunities for hands-on art making activities. More information can be found at this link

January 7 at 6:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: William Mortensen

  • Join Guest Curator, Larry Lytle, as he moderates a panel discussion on the life, art, and influence of William Mortensen. Panelists include Dennis Reed, Michael Dawson and Stuart Balcomb. More information can be found at this link

Art & Nature Festival Programming! January 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Artists in Nature

  • Join the Laguna Art Museum for a panel discussion with artists who work outdoors and create art inspired by nature. Discover the challenges and rewards of working in the wild, and how these artists adapt to an ever-changing environment. Panelists include Rich German, Casey Parlette, and Jasmine Swope. More information can be found at this link

January 15 at 10:00 a.m. – Jean Stern Presents: The Life & Art of Franz Bischoff

  • In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern will discuss the Life and Art of Franz A. Bischoff (1864-1929), one of the most important California artists.  Born in Bohemia, Bischoff was trained as a china-painter before coming to the United States at the age of eighteen in 1882 and settling in Michigan.  Establishing himself as America’s premier porcelain painter, he eventually settled in Pasadena and turned to landscape painting.  Through the 1920s, he painted the coastal areas of Monterey and Laguna Beach, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the desert near Palm Springs. More information can be found at this link.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY! Art & Nature Festival Programming! January 22 at 3:00 p.m. – Tidepool Excursion

  • Discover the amazing world of tidepools during this educational excursion to Laguna’s Heisler Park Beach. Just a short walk from the museum, you’ll join the Laguna Ocean Foundation for an in depth look at the tidepools and the organisms that call them home. This program will require participants to maneuver the beach including sand and rocks, please wear appropriate footwear. This program is in partnership with the Laguna Ocean Foundation. Tickets can be found at this link.

Credit: Laguna Art Museum.

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