Monthly Archives: September 2019

Museums in L.A. this week: Assyrian art at the Getty Villa and more

September 29, 2019

The Artful Book Includes examples of bindings, calligraphy, handmade paper, etc., by book artists. Also on display: “Thread,” featuring modern and contemporary textile art.

Read more from the LA Times


Long Beach Museum Of Art Downtown Opens Its Doors

September 24, 2019

Nelson expressed his excitement about providing a new space for artists to display their creativity. “I think that’s what this space does to people and to me,” he said. “I mean, when you walk in and see the size of that gallery and the size of the ceiling, it’s inspirational. There is so much that can be done within this space. We really want to connect deeply with the artists and their community here.”

Read the full feature from the Long Beach Business Journal


Former Immigrant Farmworker Becomes Notable Long Beach Artist

September 19, 2019

“You know, kids, when they go to school, they have crayons, paper, and drawing. I felt like I never left it,” said Martinez. “I would just draw. I would go to my neighbors. I would ask family members to sit for me a little because we didn’t have magazines. I would just draw them from life.” – Narsiso Martinez

Read the full article on Narsiso Martinez from Spectrum News


Discover the History of Long Beach

September 16, 2019

The museum has been in the 1911 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house since its inception in 1950. Since 1977, it has been accredited by the American Association of Museums. Even Claire’s, the restaurant next door will give you a view of over 100 ceramics from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Read the full article from Long Beach Local News



September 14, 2019

Read the full feature on Narsiso Martinez and LBMA Downtown from La Conexion USA


Meet the Long Beach artist fighting for Latinx farmworkers and their legacies

September 12, 2019

Drawing on his experience in the fields as a farmworker, Martinez, 41, etches the faces of his community above the glamorized fruits of their labor “to have a conversation between the farm workers and the agricultural industry.”

Read the full article on Narsiso Martinez and LBMA Downtown from the LA Times


Long Beach artist draws from experience as farmworker

September 11, 2019

Martinez’s canvas is discarded produce boxes stacked upon a palette. At first glance, it might look like a delivery waiting to be unloaded. Take a closer look and you’ll see intimate vignettes of farm workers.

Read the full article on Narsiso Martinez and LBMA Dowtown from ABC 7


Long Beach Museum of Art Reopens Downtown Location

September 9, 2019

Read the full article on LBMA Downtown, the Museum’s downtown galleries and artist studios from the Long Beach Press Telegram


LBMA Downtown: Yes, it’s open

September 8, 2019

LBMA Downtown is open! Read the full article from the Long Beach Post


PODCAST: Toxic Toast, LB Museum of Art and making/keeping Downtown relevant

September 5, 2019

Asia Morris and Steve Lowery interview LBMA Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson about LBMA Downtown, the Museum’s new downtown galleries and artist studios. Listen here on The Hi Lo