Don’t miss highlights from the permanent collection in the exhibition, 26 on 3rd! On view at LBMAx until Dec 16, 26 on 3rd will be the final exhibition before the downtown space is closed for renovations. The exhibition highlights works from the Museum’s permanent-collection, generously gifted by arts patrons, Bret McAllister and Gary Greener. Featuring seminal artists, including Nan Goldin, Keith Haring, Ed Moses, Sam Durant, Tony Berlant and Laura Owens, the 26 works in the exhibition challenge the viewer by means of materials, concepts, and compositions. Donations from patrons such as McAllister and Greener have helped us continue to build the Museum’s permanent collection for nearly 70 years.
Monthly Archives: December 2018
Hand selected by the Museum, this year’s EMERGE introduces artists Karla Camacho, Joel Michalski of Joel Thomas Design Works, Jaye Joslin Russell, and Judson Studios to the Long Beach community, alongside familiar faces:Sharif Farrag, LBMA’s Artist in Residence this past summer; San Diego-based artist, Spenser Little, who was featured in the third iteration of VITALITY & VERVE III at LBMA; and Narsiso Martinez, whose compelling story of endurance and intricate art making can be experienced in FARM FRESH, the artists’s first institutional solo-exhibition currently on view at LBMA. Within their allotted sections, each participating artist will transform their space with a curated selection of their own creations, shedding light in to their studio practices. The variation of art making explored by these artists provides a thought-provoking platform for dialogue and visitor experience of learning to collect, or finding new work to add to an existing collection.
LBMA thrives in nurturing the early stages of an artist’s career. Whether they be recent graduates, or just beginning to exhibit locally, or throughout California, EMERGE is organized by the Museum Education Department, in support of these artists. Come meet these creative individuals and join us in celebrating what art has to offer art admirers curious to learn more. For tickets and further information, please contact Director of Education and Visitor Services, Lisa Marsh at (562) 439-2119 ext. 255. Reserve your spot here.
Thur, Dec 13, 5:30 – 7 pm — Get ready for the holidays with LBMA’s seasonal felting workshop! Dive into the world of needle felting using beginning techniques to create unique Christmas ornaments from wool fibers. $5 for LBMA Members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, reservations are required!
Sat, Dec 15, 1-2 pm — Join artist, Narsiso Martinez as he discusses his exhibition, FARM FRESH in Spanish. Since moving to the United States from Oaxaca, Mexico, Narsiso Martinez (B. 1977) immersed himself in pursuing an education. The exhibition explores Martinez’s artistic practice, which continues to be deeply influenced by his own experiences. The event is free with admission. Space is limited, reservations are required.
Sun, Dec 16, 11 am – 3 pm — Celebrate the holiday season with our end of the year Family ArtMaking! Filled with fun art making projects inspired by the exciting exhibitions currently on view, join us on the lawn on Sunday, December 16. The event is free and open to all ages. No sign ups required, walk-ins always welcome.
Wed, Dec 19, 10 – 11:30 am — Don’t miss First Art, held every third Wednesday at LBMA. A unique art experience designed specially for preschoolers + parents, First Art includes a tour of the current exhibitions and fun art activities. Organized by the Museum’s Education Department, reservations are required. $1 admission per child.