Bolton Colburn, Laguna Art Museum Director, Resigns
"I've been at the helm for 14 years and another 10 in the curatorial department," Colburn said. "Time for a change."
Asked if there was anything else he could say about his departure, Colburn demurred. "I've realized exhibitions at Laguna Art Museum that would have been very difficult to realize at any other institution at the time."
During his tenure at the museum, Colburn helped expand the museum's artistic reach by developing exhibitions focusing on Southern California surfing and pop culture, such as last summer's "Art Shack" and 2008's "In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz factor." He was in the process of trying to arrange a showing on California's psychedelic art--along with San Francisco's Haight Ashbury, Laguna Beach was a major center of that scene--when he left.
There's no word yet on where Colburn will land or who will replace him at the museum, but apparently his soon-to-be-former employer is looking for someone a lot like Colburn to fill his shoes. Good luck with that.