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.
October 4, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Textile art has long been used for practical, ornate and expressive means – a cultural vessel for storytelling in the absence of written word. Fiber artists working with the medium continue to push boundaries, redefining the dialogue between traditional and contemporary methods of woven narration. The selected works ranging in modern and contemporary style, exhibit a complex, undulating display of thread’s ability to tell stories and evoke woven symbolism.
Thread. showcases a culmination of work by some of today’s leading fiber artists: Terri Friedman, Miyoshi Barosh, Hannah Epstein, Diedrick Brackens, Tanya Aguiniga, Ardeshir Tabrizi, Channing Hansen, Moffat Takadiwa, Jeffrey Gibson, Luis Flores, Christina Forrer, Tschabalala Self, Ebony G. Patterson, and Chiachio & Giannone, alongside a selection from the Museum’s permanent collection.