COVID-19 Update: Temporary Closure

The Long Beach Museum of Art, including LBMA Downtown and Claire’s at the Museum are temporarily 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). We will continue to provide inspiring creative content online, so please continue to stay in touch and follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LBMA will continue to work with the city of Long Beach to monitor the situation and will notify you immediately of any updates.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Long Beach Museum of Art at the earliest safe opportunity.

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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.

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Steve Martinez's mural of a black fist punching upright into the air holding a surgical mask. Behind, the word "I Can't Breathe" are George Floyd's last words as he died at the hands of the police.

“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.

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Old Bags & Baubles Online Auction
Phoenix, Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation Affiliate
July 30 – August 3, 2020

With the world upside down, Old Bags & Baubles will proceed as an online auction. C’est la vie!

Proceeds from the Old Bags & Baubles online auction benefit the Long Beach Museum of Art exhibition and art education programs. While the current pandemic has changed our program delivery, our focus on making art accessible to our community remains the same.

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High School Exhibition: Earth, Every Day

Artists throughout the ages have explored themes related to the environment in their art. For centuries, the landscape’s appearance in art was meant to construe awe for our natural world, or to serve as a backdrop for the documentation of

California Designed 2020

Presented in celebration of the Long Beach Museum of Art’s 70th anniversary, California Designed 2020 at LBMA Downtown, is a complementary exhibition to CA Designed 1955 currently on view at the Museum’s Ocean Boulevard campus. Co-curated by designer Eric Trine

CA Designed 1955

In 1955, the Long Beach Museum of Art (then Municipal Art Center) presented California Designed, an exhibition of 325 furnishings and accessories representative of the best typically California solution to problems in design and workmanship. Curated by Director Samuel Heavenrich and

Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California

In 2020, the Long Beach Museum of Art celebrates 70 years of art programs in the community. Since its inception, the Museum—at first as the Municipal Art Center—collected and exhibited contemporary art in all media. Women artists were included in

Host Your Event at LBMA & LBMA Downtown

Plan your event with exclusive catering by Claire’s at the Museum and create an unforgettable atmosphere filled with hand crafted cocktails, gourmet dishes, and the wonderful staff to support the event.

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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 Projectclick here.

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

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