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On show this spring is a selection of works from the museum’s own collec tion curated by Malcolm Warner\, Executive Director. The collection consist s of over 3\,500 works\, with significant examples from all periods of Cali fornia art from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is some time since the highlights have all been displayed together in the main-lev el galleries. Among the most familiar images are paintings by members of th e artists’ colony that flourished in Laguna Beach in the early years of the twentieth century\, notably The Old Post Office by Joseph Kleitsc h\; The Golden Hour\, Laguna Beach by Frank Cuprien\; Spring in the Canyon by William Wendt\; and Laguna Beach by Clarence Hinkle. On display will be the earliest known oil painting to be c reated in California: San Gabriel Mission by Ferdinand Deppe (c. 1 832). Later developments are represented by outstanding paintings\, sculptu res\, and prints by Francis de Erdely\, Hans Burkhardt\, John McLaughlin\, Lorser Feitelson\, Richard Diebenkorn\, John Altoon\, Billy Al Bengston\, C raig Kauffman\, DeWain Valentine\, John McCracken\, Roger Kuntz\, Ed Kienho lz\, Ed Ruscha\, and Llyn Foulkes. The display features some privately-owne d masterpieces of California art that appear as “special guests” among the museum’s own holdings. It also includes the recently acquired Pound Box – A Tableau by George Herms and the recently restored O’er Waitin g Harp Strings by Donna Schuster.
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“I’m still relati vely new to the museum\, and taking the lead in selecting this show is a wo nderful way for me to get to know the collection. Hopefully I can bring a f resh eye to the process and bring out some unexpected gems as well as the f amiliar favorites.” ~ Dr. Malcolm Warner
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This exhibition is generously supported by the Edward H. and Yvonne J. Boseker Fund for Ea rly California Art\; the Jean Gaulin Foundation\; Curtis Mathewson and Juli e Padach-Mathewson\; and Karen McCulley.
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“[Executive Director] Warner is an experienced curator\, and he has presented a fresh version of a familiar collection.” − Richard Chang\, The Orange County Register

DTEND:20130428 DTSTAMP:20140725T081416 DTSTART:20130224 GEO:33.5433709;-117.7881789 LOCATION:Laguna Art Museum\,307 Cliff Drive \nLaguna Beach\, CA 92651 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Permanent Collection (Spring)\, John Altoon\, Billy Al Bengston \, Hans Burckhardt\, Frank Cuprien\, Francis de Erdely\, Lorser Feitelson\, Llyn Foulkes\, Clarence Hinkle\, Craig Kauffman\, Ed Kienholz\, Joseph Kle itsch\, Roger Kuntz\, John McCracken\, John McLaughlin\, Edgar Payne\, DeWa in Valentine\, William Wendt UID:264694 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR