Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art Located on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LBMA features a historic mansion, expansive galleries, gardens, ocean front dining at Claire’s at the Museum and a unique Museum Store featuring local vendors.
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In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events. Become a Museum Member today!

‘Tis the season for celebration ✨ Let us cater your special day - weddings, receptions, corporate events + more. Book by...
11/25/2019

‘Tis the season for celebration ✨ Let us cater your special day - weddings, receptions, corporate events + more. Book by December 1 and receive 50% off the site fee for events through 2020. For more information, contact [email protected].
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In 1953, Lucille Brown Greene’s 'Samohi Studio' was the first artwork by a woman to be accessioned in to the Museum’s pe...
11/21/2019

In 1953, Lucille Brown Greene’s 'Samohi Studio' was the first artwork by a woman to be accessioned in to the Museum’s permanent collection. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2pDECYe #IlluminatingWomenLBMA #IMLSGrant

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11/16/2019

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo

We are thrilled to announce that the Long Beach Museum of Art received a grant totalling $194,766 from the Institute of ...
11/15/2019

We are thrilled to announce that the Long Beach Museum of Art received a grant totalling $194,766 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, launching the digitization and illumination of 70 years of collected works by women artists and their contributions to California’s art history. Over a three-year period, this initiative will provide free, online access to hundreds of images and artist biographies.

Follow along and read more about this exciting project at lbma.org. #IlluminatingWomenLBMA #IMLSGrant

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Connie Mississippi, Tarot Series: "The Empress", 1996, Oak, W/L: 7 3/4; Diam: 5 1/4 inches, Gift of Mari Lipton 2009.45

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo
09/11/2019

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo

07/03/2019

LBMA and Claire's at the Museum Restaurant will be CLOSED tomorrow, July 4, 2019. Have a safe and happy holiday! The Museum and Restaurant will be open regular hours on Friday, July 5 and through the weekend.

"Twenty three years after Stonewall, [LBGT] people still have few honest images of themselves, and most of those occur i...
06/13/2019
Patrick Angus: Voyeur | OC Weekly

"Twenty three years after Stonewall, [LBGT] people still have few honest images of themselves, and most of those occur in our literature. Gay men long to see themselves – in films, plays, televisions, paintings. They seldom do. Obviously, we must picture ourselves. These are my pictures." - Patrick Angus

“Twenty three years after Stonewall, [LBGT] people still have few honest images of themselves, and most of those occur in our literature. Gay men long to see themselves – in films, plays…

Tune in tonight to KCRW's All Things Considered for Edward Goldman's review of Patrick Angus: Voyeur at 6:44 pm PST.Patr...
05/22/2019

Tune in tonight to KCRW's All Things Considered for Edward Goldman's review of Patrick Angus: Voyeur at 6:44 pm PST.

Patrick Angus, Untitled (Pool Hall Scene), Collection of Renee Honig

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05/20/2019

Long Beach Museum of Art

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05/18/2019

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo

Join us this weekend for Easter Brunch @ #ClairesAtTheMuseum! For more info and to reserve, email bookings@lbma.org.
04/20/2019

Join us this weekend for Easter Brunch @ #ClairesAtTheMuseum! For more info and to reserve, email [email protected].

04/20/2019

Join us on May 5 for the 18th edition of Art Auction - a special event in celebration and support of LBMA's mission to provide arts education, public programming, community outreach, exhibitions + more! TICKETS @ https://www.artauction.lbma.org.

Tickets Available! artauction.lbma.org
04/11/2019

Tickets Available! artauction.lbma.org

Long Beach Business Journal thank you!
03/20/2019
Diverse Cultural Scene Draws Regional Audiences | Long Beach Business Journal

Long Beach Business Journal thank you!

Home News Diverse Cultural Scene Draws Regional Audiences Diverse Cultural Scene Draws Regional Audiences By Alena Maschke, Staff Writer- March 11, 2019 Ron Nelson, director of the Long Beach Museum of Art, is pictured next to “Plastic Seal,” a sculpture created from discarded plastic and intend...

Patrick Dougherty's site-specific installation, Buddy Buddy opens to the public today. We feel honored having had the pr...
03/01/2019
IN PICTURES & VIDEO: Massive willow sculpture at Long Beach museum takes shape • Long Beach Post

Patrick Dougherty's site-specific installation, Buddy Buddy opens to the public today. We feel honored having had the privilege to work alongside and witness Dougherty manifest this sculpture on the Museum campus. Thank you Long Beach Post for this lovely feature. Buddy Buddy is supported in part by a generous grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.

The installation will be up for an estimated two to three years depending on how the material weathers.

A lovely feature of poetry by Karen Holden, inspired by the Museum's Jawlensky collection from Small Print Magazine. "Th...
02/20/2019
Six-Small-Poems-by-Karen-Holden -1 | Small Print Magazine

A lovely feature of poetry by Karen Holden, inspired by the Museum's Jawlensky collection from Small Print Magazine.

"The Long Beach Museum of Art has a large collection of Jawlensky's work, and I wrote the poems when I was poet-in-residence at the museum...Certain of the poems resonate with the current state of political unrest in the world, others are small moments about simple acts of living." — Karen Holden

CONTENTS 1 | ANEMONEN, 1936 2 | AUTUMN SOUND, 1918 3 | YOUNG GIRL, 1915 4 | CHORDS IN REFLECTION, 1917 5 | SAVIOR’S FACE: Last Look, 1919 6 | THE RESURRECTION, 1920 1 —SIX SMALL POEMS— After Alexej Jawlensky...

02/08/2019

Incredible to watch #PatrickDougherty and crew begin to assemble their site-specific installation on campus. Day 1 of install has seen holes dug, stakes placed, scaffolds built and a shape begin to form. 1 day down, 3 weeks to go!

Thank you to the Grunion Gazette. Join us this evening from 7pm to 9pm to celebrate the opening reception of Cult to Cul...
01/25/2019
EYE ON ART: Artistry Of Photography At Long Beach Museum Of Art

Thank you to the Grunion Gazette. Join us this evening from 7pm to 9pm to celebrate the opening reception of Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis.

Two current Long Beach Museum of Art shows, "Monumental," with works by Sandow Birk and "Cult to Culture," with works by LeRoy Grannis, use photography and photographic technique to communicate

Thank you Surfer - we are pleased to present Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis opening this Friday, January ...
01/24/2019
Don't Miss "Cult to Culture", a LeRoy Grannis Photo Exhibit

Thank you Surfer - we are pleased to present Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis opening this Friday, January 25. Join us for the opening reception from 7pm - 9pm.

Grannis' iconic photos will be on display at the Long Beach Museum of Art running from January 25 through April 21, 2019

Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis - opening January 25 @ LBMA. Learn more at lbma.org
01/11/2019

Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis - opening January 25 @ LBMA. Learn more at lbma.org

Our current exhibitions: John Sonsini - Daywork: Portraits, Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts and Narsiso Martinez: FARM FR...
01/04/2019

Our current exhibitions: John Sonsini - Daywork: Portraits, Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts and Narsiso Martinez: FARM FRESH are on view until this Sunday, January 6. Be sure to visit this weekend and spend time while you can! Today we are half-priced admission.

Image: John Sonsini, Jesus, 2001, Collection of Blake Byrne.

12/18/2018
Give the Gift of LBMA

Share your love of art and LBMA with a gift membership this holiday season. Starting at $40, members enjoy unlimited free admission, exclusive exhibition previews and more! Learn more at: lbma.org/membership

Share your love of art with an LBMA membership this holiday season! Memberships start at $40. Learn more here: lbma.org/...
12/17/2018

Share your love of art with an LBMA membership this holiday season! Memberships start at $40. Learn more here: lbma.org/membership/

Consider a gift to the Long Beach Museum of Art. Your support enables us to fulfill our mission of connecting people thr...
11/27/2018

Consider a gift to the Long Beach Museum of Art. Your support enables us to fulfill our mission of connecting people through art. http://www.lbma.org/donate/

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11/23/2018

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo

“Now we have the opportunity to show the experiences of the farm worker, or to show that farm workers are as important t...
11/19/2018
Oaxaca-born artist paints life in the fields in first solo exhibition at Long Beach museum • Long Beach Post

“Now we have the opportunity to show the experiences of the farm worker, or to show that farm workers are as important to the economy as any other group of workers in the nation, to other kinds of audiences, not just the Latino community..." - Narsiso Martinez

Thank you Long Beach Post for highlighting artist Narsiso Martinez and his compelling story of endurance and art making. Narsiso Martinez: Farm Fresh is on view until January 6, 2019.

With his first institutional solo exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Farm Fresh, Narsiso Martinez hopes to draw attention to the workers he spent countless days laboring with and getting to know while paying for his college education.

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09/12/2018

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo

Thank you HYPEBEAST for the feature! Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape curated by Thinkspace Projec...
07/27/2018
Long Beach Museum Transformed into a Street Art Playground

Thank you HYPEBEAST for the feature! Vitality & Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape curated by Thinkspace Projects as part of the special programming for POW WOW Long Beach is on view until September 9!

Spotlighting 21 works by acclaimed international artists.

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07/03/2018

Long Beach Museum of Art's cover photo

Join us! Tickets available here: lbma.org/after-dark-2018/
06/26/2018

Join us! Tickets available here: lbma.org/after-dark-2018/

Museum campus grounds
06/18/2018

Museum campus grounds

#VitalityAndVerve III install has begun! Dennis McNett aka @wolfbat and studio assistant (pictured) are working away in ...
06/07/2018

#VitalityAndVerve III install has begun! Dennis McNett aka @wolfbat and studio assistant (pictured) are working away in the lower galleries.
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“Dennis grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and moved to New York in 2001. He has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard and punk rock scene.” - @wdwlls @ Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art
05/14/2018

Long Beach Museum of Art

This Giving Tuesday, we’re encouraging our members to give the gift of membership. You know how valuable art can be and ...
11/28/2017

This Giving Tuesday, we’re encouraging our members to give the gift of membership. You know how valuable art can be and what better way to show others than to give them a chance to experience it the way you do here at LBMA.

Please visit lbma.org/membership or call (562) 439-2119, ext. 226 to give the gift of membership.

We are proud to host a 35-year Retrospective of California-based Artist, Young-Il Ahn. Come see what the LA Times is rav...
11/17/2017

We are proud to host a 35-year Retrospective of California-based Artist, Young-Il Ahn. Come see what the LA Times is raving about at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
bit.ly/young-il-ahn

11/10/2017

A lovely and successful opening last night of Young-Il Ahn: When Sky Meets Water. Candidly photographed here is our Executive Director, @ronlbma, with artist and man of the hour, @youngilahn. Come visit and see the art of Mr. Ahn, displayed until January 28, 2018.

Today's the first official day we're open to the public and it's #FreeFriday! #YoungIlAhn #AhnYoungIl #안영일 #WhenSkyMeetsWater #BAIKart

11/07/2017

Beep beep! That's the sound of art education on the way to our 5th graders! Today, the Education Department went to Lafayette Elementary School to do a Pre-Visit lesson. Lafayette Elementary's 5th graders will be visiting the Museum next week!
Thank you @allstatefdn and @calibercollision for our wheels! #forthekids #forthechildren #SupporttheArts @allstate @odonnellupdate @slopoco @kimwalshstone @thepach22

10/26/2017

Big preparations for Young-Il Ahn: When Sky Meets Water and Ann Weber: Moon Over San Pedro opening on November 10! Who's excited? 🙋🙌🙋🏻🙋🏿🙌🏾 Artwork: Young-Il Ahn, Water CLYB17, 2017

NOTICE: The Museum will be closed to the public from October 26 - November 9 due to installation, but Claire's Restaurant remains open!

#YoungIlAhn #AhnYoungIl #안영일 #WhenSkyMeetsWater #WaterSeries #BAIKart #artoftheday

10/19/2017

Closing Weekend! Come see the @portoflongbeach: Annual Photo Program before it sails away! FREE ADMISSION and we're open 'til 8pm today! ⛵🛳🚟 Image: Ashley Corbin-Teich, Last Kiss of Light, 2017

10/06/2017

Let's paint the sunset together! FREE Workshop with artist Sean Kirkland (@seanderojo) on October 12! Drop-in workshop from 5pm-7:30pm, all supplies are provided. Visit our website to learn more about the exciting variety of workshops we offer.

Image: Sean Kirkland, Join or Die, 2017

Address

2300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA
90803

Leave your car at home or work and take the Passport! Lines A & D stop in front of the Museum. Coming from LA? Take the Blue line all the way to the end of the line at Long Beach Boulevard and 1st Street. Walk one block south to Ocean Boulevard. Cross the street and catch the Passport, A Line, east to LBMA.

General information

Gallery & Museum Store Hours: Thursday: 11am to 8pm. Friday through Sunday: 11am to 5pm. FRIDAYS ARE FREE FOR EVERYONE! Claire's at the Museum Restaurant Hours: Thursday: 11am to 8pm. BEVERAGES, APPETIZERS, AND DESSERTS AT HAPPY HOUR PRICES, 3pm to 8pm! Friday: 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 3pm The LBMA campus is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays with the exception of school tours and special events.

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(562) 439-2119

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