Underground Art Movement
Laguna Art Museum- Basement Galleries
As part of a multi-phase renovation master-plan created Pro-Bono by Anders Lasater Architects for the Laguna Art Museum’s centennial year in 2019, the Basement Gallery was the first project to be funded and executed. Though it was an awkward and forgotten space, it had the potential to become a stunning, multi-salon exhibition gallery with just a bit of love, vision, and hard work.
Together with Laguna Beach contractor Oligino-Laux Construction, and Laguna Beach structural engineer Harold Larson, Anders Lasater and his staff worked to create a set of architectural moments where smaller rooms, and long vistas to distant walls frame the artwork and draw the visitor further into the space.