Upcoming Exhibitions

Long Beach Museum of Art

Earth, Every Day

LBUSD High School Juried Exhibition

March 21 – May 17, 2020

 

Artists throughout the ages have explored themes related to the environment in their art. For centuries, the landscape’s appearance in art was meant to construe awe for our natural world, or to serve as a backdrop for the documentation of human narratives. More recently, however, environmental works have become more ecological and politically motivated. In the 20th century, alongside rising global concerns surrounding our impact on the environment’s health, many artists began to create works drawing attention to ecological issues and our human contribution to them.

For this exhibition, high school students were invited to explore the environment in their work. Selected works explore a wide range of ecological topics, including air and water pollution, the use of renewable energy, and the effects of climate change. Juried by the Museum’s Education Department, this exhibition aligns with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Earth Day’s focus is on action and advocacy, and many of the works exhibited here share this theme.

The Long Beach Museum of Art wishes to thank the Long Beach Unified School District, the student artists for their participation in this project, and the teachers who inspire their students to create.

Thank you to our sponsors:

 


Nataliya Levins, Gaea’s Burning, 2020, Ceramic, Jordan High School, Grade 11

 

Long Beach Museum of Art

In Our Sights

Coming soon

 

The Long Beach Museum of Art is pleased to present In Our Sights, a selection of photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection. A comprehensive survey of the Museum’s history exhibiting and collecting the medium. Highlights include The Museum Project, Robert Frank, Catherine Opie, Nan Goldin, Kenji Nakahashi and Uta Barth. We look forward to showcasing some of the earliest works accessioned into our collection, selections from past exhibitions and works that will be exhibited for the first time.

 


Robert Frank, Long Beach, California, 1956, Printed 1979, Gelatin silver print, 8 ¾ x 13 1/8 inches

COVID-19 Update: Temporary Closure

The Long Beach Museum of Art, including LBMA Downtown and Claire’s at the Museum will temporarily close to the public, effective this Thursday, March 19.

The closure is a proactive measure to protect the health of the Museum’s visitors, staff, volunteers, and neighbors in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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We look forward to welcoming you back to the Long Beach Museum of Art at the earliest safe opportunity.