WE’RE OPEN: April 1, 2021

Following a year-long mandated closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to safely reopen the Long Beach Museum of Art and LBMA Downtown indoor galleries at 50% capacity. Visitors are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times, and maintain a distance of at least six feet from others. Please review our COVID-19 protocols and procedures prior to your visit.


Advance tickets are required, including for LBMA Members to visit LBMA and LBMA Downtown. Reserve your tickets here.


In March 2020, the Long Beach Museum of Art celebrated 70 years of collecting, exhibiting and championing visual arts with two permanent collection shows: CA Designed 1955 and Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California. These exhibitions will continue on view through May 16, 2021. LBMA Downtown will open with works by Southern California women artists Christine Nguyen, Elyse Pignolet and Fran Siegel in Space as Presence, on view through June 13, 2021.


Claire’s at the Museum is reopen for outdoor dining by reservation only. Please take note of the restaurant’s new opening hours.

Current Exhibitions

CA Designed 1955

CA Designed 1955 celebrates mid-century artists and designers in the Museum’s Permanent Collection. On view at LBMA.

Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California

Decade by Decade features near-70 works made from 1950-present by Southern California women artists. This exhibition pays tribute to 70 years of collecting, supporting, and championing visual arts. On view at LBMA.

Space as Presence

Space as Presence features large-scale and newly commissioned works by Christine Nguyen, Elyse Pignolet and Fran Siegel. On view at LBMA Downtown.

LBMA Sculpture Garden

In 2020, LBMA reimagined the Sculpture Garden as a destination to experience and reconnect with art. Explore the grounds during your visit to the Museum and Claire’s.

Welcome Back to Claire’s

Claire’s at the Museum is reopen for outdoor dining. The restaurant is excited to introduce Chef Michael Ryan, whose ten year culinary career includes the likes of Rustic Canyon, Bucato, Winsome and Faith & Flower in Los Angeles. Reservations are required. Parties are limited to 6 guests in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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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.

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

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.

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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.