Blog Archives

Arts Council Steps Forward with the Long Beach Art Walk

December 3, 2019

With its assortment of small art galleries, along with the new Downtown annex of the Long Beach Museum of Art, the East Village has one of the highest concentrations of artists in the city.

Read the full article from Downtown Long Beach Alliance


Restaurant Round Up: Outdoor Seating Edition

October 23, 2019

If you haven’t yet visited the Long Beach Museum of Art, let the happy hour menu at Claire’s at the Museum be your excuse to stop by.

Read the full article on Long Beach’s best eateries from Dig Mag


Today, you should… unwind at textile art exhibition ‘thread.’

October 17, 2019

Experience the intricacy, rich colors and ornate expression of these artist’s labor-intensive craft. The designs and methods the artists employ are as diverse and unique as the stories they wish to express.

Read the full article from the Hi-lo on the Long Beach Post


The Long Beach Museum of Art Presents: The Artful Book

October 4, 2019

The exhibition includes 51 works of art by 23 artists from across the nation whose achievements in the book arts include fine design bindings, fine pressbooks, boxes, and broadsides.

Read the full feature on The Artful Book from the Digital Journal


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

1 2 3