Best Place for Site-Specific Art

Though the onetime home of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson has dedicated gallery space and an outdoor amphitheater, the most thrilling work at 1927 Spanish Revival Casa Romantica is created specifically for its every nook and cranny. Enter through the old mansion’s keyhole-shaped door for dance and theater performances anywhere from a beehive hearth or green-tiled bathroom to its ocean-view terrace and octagonal room, usually timed to take advantage of the changing light of sunset. Casa Romantica’s site-specific commissioned pieces are the treasures of its ever-growing cultural programming, which seems to double every season.

415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, (949) 498-2139;

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