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For Immediate Release:

                                         | ROBERT HAYDEN III |
     LAGUNA BEACH, CA (September, 2009)—Laguna Art Museum is pleased to
     announce that Robert Hayden III was elected as the new President of the
     Board of Trustees on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, the same day that Laguna
     Art Museum hosted its Annual Members’ Meeting.

     A longtime Laguna Beach resident, Mr. Hayden is Chief Financial Officer for
     Industrial Metal Finishing, Inc. in Orange. He joined the Laguna Art Museum
     Board of Trustees in 2006, and since 2007 has acted as Board Treasurer and
     Committee Chair for the Museum’s Historical Art Council.

     “The history of Laguna Art Museum is impressive—both through its link to the
     early founders of the Laguna Beach artist’s colony and its scholarly, nationally
     respected exhibitions,” said Mr. Hayden. “Yet, for me, nothing is more inspiring
     and exciting than the future of the Museum. It is my great privilege to serve as
     the President of the Board of Trustees, a group committed to ensuring that the
     Museum, a cultural gem in our community, continues to grow and prosper. I
     look forward to working with the talented members of the staff, the Museum’s
     strong supporters, as well as the community to strive for greatness and build
     on the exceptional reputation of Laguna Art Museum.”

     Laguna Art Museum is well known for breaking new ground in the study of American art and popular culture
     from a West Coast perspective. The eclectic mix of artists featured reflect the Museum’s unique exhibition
     schedule which presents a blending of historical, contemporary, and popular culture exhibitions throughout
     the year. Laguna Art Museum’s exhibitions, which travel nationally and internationally, are accompanied by
     publications exemplifying the scholarship of the Museum’s staff and associates and are valuable reference
     works on the history of art and culture in the United States.

     “Robert is extraordinarily committed to the mission of the Museum and is attuned to its specific needs,” said
     Bolton Colburn, Director of Laguna Art Museum. “We could not be luckier to have someone as knowledgeable
     and passionate about California art as our new Board President.”

     Louis Rohl, former President of the Board of Trustees, said, “Robert will continue the positive direction of both
     the Museum and the mission of the Board. Since Robert served as both Board Treasurer and Committee Chair
     of the Historical Art Council, he brings the right set of qualities needed to continue the positive growth of the

     Although Mr. Rohl’s three-year term as Board President ended, he is still an active member of the Board of
     Trustees as the Chair of the Governance Committee, and will co-chair Laguna Art Museum’s Advisory Board
     with his wife Laura.

     At Laguna Art Museum’s Annual Members’ Meeting, the following Board members were elected to renew three-
     year terms: Geoffrey Ross Le Plastrier, Louis M. Rohl, Greg Salmeri, and Gregory Trimarche. In addition, the
     following Board members were newly elected to serve three-year terms: Mark A. Christy, Sheldon Milner Harte,
     Sara Heeschen, Kenneth M. Kaplan, and Richard J. Wright. Sara Heeschen will act as the new Board Secretary,
     and Elyse Caraco Miller will continue as Vice President of the Board.

About Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Art Museum is a museum of American art with a special focus on the art of California. Its purpose is to
provide the public with exposure to art and to promote understanding of the role of art and artists in American
culture through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship and education. Working within the
tradition of the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, Laguna Art Museum documents regional art and
places it in a national context. The Museum maintains its historic ties to the community and is responsive,
accessible, and relevant to the area’s diverse population.

Current Exhibition at Laguna Art Museum
WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon | Now through October 4, 2009

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions at Laguna Art Museum
11th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational | October 11 – 17, 2009
Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum | November 8, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Jeremy Fish: Weathering the Storm | November 8, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Auction 100 artwork open to the public | January 30, 2010
Auction 100 auction night | February 6, 2010
OsCene 2010 | February 20 – May 16, 2010

Museum Information
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for
seniors, students, and military. Children under 12 are admitted free. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and New Year's days.

        Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, Saturday, and the first Thursday of each month: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Media Contact
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Marni Brewster, Communications
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