Upcoming Exhibitions

Patrick Angus

May 17 – September 8, 2019

This May, the Long Beach Museum of Art presents a large-scale retrospective of the work of American painter Patrick Angus (1953 – 1992). The expansive exhibition of paintings and works on paper allows intimate insights into the development of Angus’s body of work, revealing a window to his personal life and the New York City gay scene. In 1992, the artist died from complications related to AIDS. Since the first presentation of his work at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, Angus’s artistic achievements have gained international attention. This survey of the artist’s work will be the first major museum exhibition in the United States.

Image: Patrick Angus, Stewart Kelly, 1970s-1980s, Acrylic on canvas, 40.2 x 40.2″, Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Fuchs

Bob Mizer

May 17 – September 8, 2019

During the span of a near 50-year career, American photographer and filmmaker Robert Henry Mizer (b.1922 – d. 1992), universally known as Bob, has been pushing boundaries in both subject matter and medium. Famed for his groundbreaking publication, Physique Pictorial, which launched its first issue in 1951, Mizer’s unique portrayals of male figures are not only instilled with his passion, but also reflect and challenge societal notions of masculinity of post-war America.

Image: Bob Mizer, Untitled (Muscle Beach #30), Santa Monica, California, ca. 1949, Chromogenic print, edition 1/5, Courtesy of the Bob Mizer Foundation, M+B Gallery and New Discretions