Three Views of Vietnam = Ba Khia Canh ve Viet Nam

The Laguna Art Museum is the site of "Three Views of Vietnam," three separate exhibitions of Vietnamese art and photography, presented by the Orange County Museum of Art The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, "An Ocean Apart: Contemporary Vietnamese Art from the United States and Vietnam, " includes painting, mixed media and sculpture works by Vietnamese and Vietnamese American artists. A copy of the exhibition catalog is in the Southeast Asian Archive (N6538 V54 H36 1995). Members of the Orange County based Vietnamese Artistic Photographic Association have contributed the 30 black and white photographs in "Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes." "A Portrait of Vietnam: Lou Dematteis," features his photographs of everyday life in contemporary Vietnam.

Related programs include "Tet Family Day" on Sunday, February 16, 11:00-3:00 PM at the Laguna Art Museum, featuring workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission is free. Lou Dematteis will discuss his work on Sunday, February 9, and on March 9 Chor-Swang Ngin will discuss issues of representation, art, and politics in Vietnamese culture. These lectures take place at 11:00 AM at the Laguna Art Museum and are free to OCMA members; others, $3.00 plus admission. Le Van Khoa will conduct a program of Vietnamese music on Sunday, March 16, 3:30 PM, at OCMA's Lyon Auditorium, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is $3.00 for OCMA members and $5.00 general.

The exhibitions will be on view from January 18 through March 30, Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00-5:00 PM. Admission is $5.00, adults; $4.00, students and seniors. Children under 16 and members are free. The Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.