On February 19, 2017, Laguna Art Museum opens “From Wendt to Thiebaud: Recent Gifts for the Permanent Collection”. The museum presents a selection of about eighty works of art that are recent gifts for the permanent collection, many of them displayed for the first time.
Like most museums, Laguna Art Museum grows and strengthens its collection largely through works of art donated by collectors and artists. Over the past five years it has reaped the benefit of extraordinary generosity, adding museum-quality paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and prints from all periods of the history of California art. The exhibition is a celebration of the museum’s progress as it approaches its centennial year of 2018 and an expression of gratitude toward the donors who have contributed through their gifts to Laguna Beach’s artistic legacy.
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