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Under the Sun
In the early years of the 20th century, a new generation of impressionists and plein air painters set up their easels outdoors and reveled in the natural beauty to be found as far as the eye could see. In the 2018 show, UNDER THE SUN, theatrical magic, live music and light-hearted storytelling will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration.

There’ll also be no shortage of fun and surprises as the Pageant acknowledges two local milestones: the 85th anniversary of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts and the 100th anniversary of Laguna Art Museum. You won’t want to miss this exciting salute to a world of “art that lives and breathes” beneath the stars in the Pageant’s beautiful amphitheater.


“Under the Sun”

July 7 – September 1, 2018
Nightly at 8:30pm

Advance Tickets $15 – $240



From the Beginning Jorge Fernandez Bronze 2010 American
The Mission Era
Toll for Sunrise Mass, Pala Mission J. Henry Sandham Oil 1889 American
Serra Chapel Retablo Unknown Mixed media 18th century American
The Ranchos
Mexican Cattle Drive in Southern California William Hahn Oil 1883 American
The Fandango Charles C. Nahl Oil 1873 American
The Orange Rush
Orange Crate Labels Unknown Lithographs various American
An Artists’ Colony
William Wendt at Work William Griffith Oil 1928 American
Navajo Scouting Party Edgar Payne Oil c. 1940 American
Frances Anna Althea Hills Oil on Board 1920 American
Catching Fish at the Beach Franz A. Bischoff Oil c. 1920 American
Joseph Kleitsch
Red and Green Joseph Kleitsch Oil 1923 American
Cafe Las Ondas Joseph Kleitsch Oil c. 1930 American
A Festival of Art
The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet Oil 1857 French
The Spirit of History, Science and Art Julia Bracken Wendt Bronze, glass 1914 American
Flag Raising over Iwo Jima Joe Rosenthal Romney Photograph 1945 American
Flag Raising Over Irvine Bowl 1946 Pageant Tableau 1946 American
Roger Kuntz: Laguna’s Renaissance Man
Interior with Figure Roger Kuntz Oil 1966 American
Court Pattern Roger Kuntz Oil 1971 American
Thirty-Three Roger Kuntz Oil c. 1960 American
New Waves
Surfriders Rex Brandt Oil 1959 American
Pleasures Along the Beach Millard Sheets Mosaic Mural 1970 American
Sea Birds Robert Krantz Bronze 1972 American
The Endless Summer John Van Hamersveld Lithograph 1964 American
The Spirit of Imperial Beach James A. Wasil Bronze 2008 American
To Honor Surfing Curtis and Marsh Bronze 1992 American
Cutting Glass Gary Prettyman Acrylic 1992 American
The Ultimate Challenge Edmund Shumpert Bronze 1972 American


Monet: The Father of Impressionism
Bazille’s Studio: 9 Rue de la Condamine Frederic Bazille Oil 1870 French
Luncheon on the Grass Claude Monet Oil 1865-66 French
The Boat at Giverny Claude Monet Oil 1887 French
Dawn of Art Nouveau
Femmes-Fleur Lamps Charles Jonchery Gilt Bronze c. 1901 French
L’Orchidee Lamp Louis Chalon Gilt Bronze c. 1900 French
Nouveau Ornamental Figures After Louis Moreau Gilt Bronze c. 1900 French
Gauguin’s Polynesian Sunset
Rupe Rupe Fruit Paul Gauguin Oil 1899 French
Where Do We Come From? What Are We?… Paul Gauguin Oil 1897-98 French
Lighthouse Walk at Biarritz Joaquin Sorolla Oil 1906 Spanish
Sargent’s Venetian Light
Gondoliers’ Siesta John Singer Sargent Watercolor 1905 American
The Garden Wall John Singer Sargent Watercolor 1910 American
The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci Tempera on plaster 1495-98 Italian

* Program subject to change.


See a full list of the artworks to be presented in the 2018 Pageant of the Masters production “Under the Sun.”

2018 Program

* Program subject to change.