COVID-19 Update: February 25, 2021
REOPENING UPDATE: LBMA Downtown
We are delighted to share our forthcoming exhibition, Space as Presence with you. Unfortunately our announcement to reopen LBMA Downtown for in-person, by reservation-only came too soon, and our gallery doors will need to remain temporarily closed until further notice from local health authorities. We will continue to highlight these works online, and look forward to connecting with you there until we can meet again.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE: LBMA, Claire’s at the Museum
Per City of Long Beach COVID-19 Restrictions, the Long Beach Museum of Art and Claire’s at the Museum Restaurant remain temporarily closed. 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 work with the City to monitor the situation and will notify you immediately with any updates. Stay up to date by subscribing to the newsletter and following LBMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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.
Entertain at LBMA
Allow our Special Events team to bring your vision to life! LBMA and LBMA Downtown are perfect for proposals, weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions (cocktail and seated), meetings, luncheons, photoshoots and more.
“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.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.