| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A woman watering her lawn can be slightly sexy, but a silver butane tank can change a man's life.
John Divola, a photographer in chase of the sublime, discerned this as a graduate student in a ponytail, peddling his bicycle and taking pictures of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The shutdown of the federal government means that our national parks -- including Yosemite -- are being closed today. Ironically, the closing of the awe-inspiring California park comes as it celebrates its 123rd anniversary, which is noted in today's...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Are photographers vandals?
Does the mere presence of a camera at an ordinary place or extraordinary event inevitably damage the experience of it, as vandalism does? Is photography a powerful creative tool for the willful destruction of established art,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Willie Wenzlau assembled the potential future of the Art Center College of Design's photography program in front of him one recent afternoon: a leaf he plucked off a tree, a piece of plywood and a shot glass full of an amber liquid resembling Jack...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Polaroid’s first camera for delivering photos that self-developed instantly, the SX-70, was born in the age of instant everything — coffee, oatmeal, Ramen noodles. In 1972, artists such as Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Walker Evans were...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:47 PM
John Muir Middle School unveiled a mural of Yosemite Valley on Monday, which also marked the birthday of the school’s namesake on April 21, 1838.
The mural depicts images of Yosemite Valley once captured by legendary photographer Ansel Adams....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:26 PM
The Getty Museum reported an uptick in attendance for March due in part to interest in its exhibition devoted to Jackson Pollock's "Mural."
March attendance at the Getty Center reached 127,466 visitors, an increase of 3% from the same month last year,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The Laguna Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of "A Christmas Memory" as the third installment of its 2013-14 Season of Stars.
Previews kick off Dec. 3, and the show runs from Dec. 7 to 29, at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
"It's the perfect holiday...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:26 AM
One of Ansel Adams' pet peeves was when Alan Ross would forget to turn off a battery-powered digital thermometer in the dark room.
He communicated his displeasure about the batteries wearing out by leaving notes that read, "You left the thermometer on...