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.
Admission during COVID-19
Admission is free, however, an advance ticket is required for entry to LBMA Downtown.
LBMA Downtown will open with works by Southern California women artists Christine Nguyen, Elyse Pignolet and Fran Siegel in Space as Presence.
Space as Presence
April 1 – June 12, 2021
Space as Presence at LBMA Downtown features large-scale installations from Southern California artists Christine Nguyen, Elyse Pignolet and Fran Siegel whose works mold to, and evolve with their surroundings. This malleability forms from a tiling process used by each artist; their “canvas” has no limitation, and the works as a result grow until they feel complete, changing to the shape of their environment. Nguyen, Pignolet and Siegel each navigate the intersections of material, narrative and space.
Thursday – Saturday 11am – 3pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the gallery on Elm Street. Additional metered parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
In 2019, the Long Beach Museum of Art and Art Exchange merged to form LBMA Downtown, a dynamic art campus in the heart of the East Village Arts District. “It’s the perfect marriage for the Museum…” – Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson. Read more.
LBMA Downtown is home to five artist studios. Local artists are on-site daily working with mediums ranging woodworking to fine art painting and glass. Artists and respective contact information can be viewed here.