COVID-19 Update: November 24, 2020
TEMPORARY CLOSURE: LBMA, LBMA Downtown, Claire’s at the Museum Restaurant
Per City of Long Beach COVID-19 Restrictions, the Long Beach Museum of Art Sculpture Garden and Claire’s at the Museum Restaurant are temporarily closed, effective today. The Long Beach Museum of Art and LBMA Downtown indoor galleries remain additionally closed to the public. The closure is a proactive measure to protect the health of the Museum’s visitors, staff, volunteers, and neighbors in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). LBMA continues to with with the City to monitor the situation and will notify you immediately with any updates. Stay up to date by following LBMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We look forward to welcoming you back at the earliest, safe opportunity.
Become a Member
When you become a Member at the Museum, you join a dynamic artistic community that celebrates the power of the creative process, the value of art education, and the importance of public access to art. Now more than ever, your membership will help the Museum continue to offer innovative and influential exhibitions, educational programs, and events. You will be helping to secure our vibrant future and fulfil our mission.
“There are two pandemics we are simultaneously fighting at this very moment. One is a disease that started about 7 months ago and the other is a disease that has plagued this country for over 400 years.” – Steve Martinez
George Floyd’s plea, “I Can’t Breathe” has become synonymous with historical, systematic oppression that has plagued this country since its foundation. Thank you to Steve Martinez for this powerful statement of solidarity and need for change. Enough is enough. Read the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation’s Equity and Inclusion Statement here.
Illuminating Decades of Women Artists Project
The Long Beach Museum of Art was awarded a 2019 Museums for America Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $194,766 (Federal Award Number: MA-30-19-0515-19). Funding through the agency’s largest competitive federal grant program will enable the Museum to create and maintain digital assets focusing on the institution’s permanent collection of 271 women artists in all media, including wood, enamel, painting, sculpture, photography, and artist books. Over a three-year period, the project will result in free, online access to over 500 digital images and artist biographies via the Museum’s searchable online collections database. The project will provide public access to nearly 70 years of artistic output by California women from 1950 to present, thereby increasing its visibility and appreciation.
To learn more about the Illuminating Decades of Women Artists Project, click here.
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