At a Glance
Our art-expert, Donna Granata, will present the history of the Pageant of the Masters, with a behind-the-scenes-view of how the “tableaux vivants”, where real people recreate faithful likenesses of famous art works, are produced. Treat your eyes to the living art of The Pageant of the Masters, a summer-time spectacle that has been sparkling under the Southern California stars for generations. A key component of Laguna Beach’s annual Festival of Arts, audiences have packed the amphitheater since 1932. The stage brings art to life with intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, live narration, an original score played by a professional orchestra, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Among the highlights of this online presentation are objects featured in former pageants. Once you know about The Pageant of the Masters, you’ll want to add it to your “bucket list”. For those that know about it, this lecture will provide a deeper appreciation for this one-of-a-kind event.