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LBMA to Showcase Over 130 Contemporary Works of Art During Auction in Support of Arts Education

April 28, 2017

Read the full article from the Long Beach Post written by Asia Morris. Image credit: Young-il Ahn, California F-49 

 
 

Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension at the Long Beach Museum of Art

August 1, 2016

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension and is once again one of the first museums in North America to feature urban contemporary artists that will transform the gallery space with ephemeral murals and three dimensional works creating a fully immersive experience within installations. An ambitious collaboration with POW! WOW! Long Beach, the exhibition builds on the success of the Museum’s highly acclaimed summer 2015 Exhibition Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape which showcased local and internationally celebrated artists. Read more ›

 

New 2016 Exhibition Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension

July 6, 2016

Exhibition to Feature Immersive, Multi-Medium Installations by a Select Group of Nationally and Internationally Renowned Urban Contemporary Artists, Ceramic Artists and Sculptors

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) will open its newest exhibition on July 16, 2016 entitled Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension, (V&V3D). The exhibition is the second in the Vitality and Verve series presented in concert with the international mural event POW! WOW! Long Beach.   In the summer of 2015, over 22,000 patrons visited LBMA’s record-breaking exhibition, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. Read more ›

 

LBMA After Dark Returns October 23 to Celebrate Final Weekend of the Museum’s Exhibition Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape

October 6, 2015

Final After Dark Event of 2015 to Feature Debut of Special Short Film of Exhibition; Plus Dancing Under the Stars With Live Music, DJ, and More

Long Beach, CA – LBMA After Dark is returning Friday, October 23 from 6pm-10pm to celebrate the closing weekend of one of the most popular exhibitions in the Museum’s history: Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape. Nearly 12,000 visitors have seen Vitality and Verve since it opened on June 27 making it one of the most well attended exhibitions since the Museum’s inception in 1950. To mark its closing this particular LBMA After Dark will offer attendees some special activities: Read more ›

 

Long Beach Museum of Art’s Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape Exhibition Now Extended Through October 25

August 25, 2015

Exhibition Features Gallery Wall Sized Murals and Multi-Media Installations by a Select Group of National and Internationally Renowned Urban Contemporary Artists

Long Beach, CA – Due to the increased attendance and awareness, The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) will extend its latest exhibition Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape through Sunday, October 25. The exhibition focuses on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It features site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who demonstrate the skilled and nuanced application of their craft. Read more ›

 

Artists From Around The Globe Converge In Long Beach For Pow Wow Festival

June 26, 2015

KCBSTV reporter Stephanie Simmons interviewed LBMA’s Executive Director Ron Nelson and participating artists on the Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape exhibition that was held at the museum in 2015. Read more ›

 

LBMA After Dark Summer Event is Coming June 26

June 20, 2015

Dance Under the Stars With Live Music, DJ, and Experience the Museum’s Newest Exhibition Vitality & Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art will host its summer LBMA After Dark event on Friday, June 26 from 7pm – 10 pm. The event will feature DJ Rodi (Rodi Delgadillo), owner of Soulific Records and cofounder of the “good foot,” spinning records for a dance party under the stars, live music including performances by Kristi Ticerhurst and the POW! WOW! School of Music, and refreshments provided by the museum’s restaurant Claire’s at the Museum. Moreover, the outdoor activities will also feature a hookah lounge courtesy of So Cal Hookahs and exhibition sponsor Montana Cans will offer samples of their acrylic paint markers for attendees to try out on paper and/or mini canvases. Read more ›

 

Long Beach Museum of Art to Open New Exhibition Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape on June 26

May 14, 2015

Exhibition to Feature Gallery Wall Sized Murals and Multi-Media Installations by a Select Group of National and Internationally Renowned Urban Contemporary Artists

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) will be opening its latest exhibition on June 26, 2015 entitled Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. The exhibition will focus on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft. The exhibition will run through September 27, 2015.

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Long Beach Museum of Art Announces Middle School Biennial Exhibition Featuring Works of Art Created By Middle School Students From Long Beach Unified School District

April 17, 2015

LONG BEACH, CA (April 17, 2015) – The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) will open a new exhibition on April 19 featuring works of art from middle school students from the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD).  The Middle School Biennial Exhibition will feature 100 works from students inspired to illustrate a scene from a variety of popular literature including novels such as Moby Dick and the Harry Potter series. The exhibition will run through June 7.

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