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Artifacts of a Patriarchy that Was and Wasn’t

August 6, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation, on view at the Long Beach Museum of Art, is an exhibition that examines the influence of flawed patriarchs and fathers on American history and American families. F. Scott Hess, the impresario whose poisoned family tree is rooted in this minefield of questionable Americana, plays the role of an American Joseph Beuys: an artist/critic who re-fashions cultural relics to mythologize his own life, excoriate patriarchy, and invent alternate histories. Read more ›


Museum Exhibit Displaying Kids’ Interpretations of Beauty

July 8, 2014

The Long Beach Museum of Art is currently featuring the work of children in an exhibit entitled Concepts of Beauty. The show was curated in partnership with Millikan High School’s museum studies program, and it explores the meaning of beauty in all of its forms. The exhibit opened June 8 and will run through Aug. 31. Read more ›


Long Beach Museum of Art’s New Exhibit Questions What’s Real, What’s Not in History

July 7, 2014

As large wooden crates arrived at the Long Beach Museum of Art on a recent morning, Echo Park artist F. Scott Hess reached inside one of the boxes to carefully pull out a historic family heirloom. It was a gray Confederate cavalry jacket that once belonged to his ancestor, Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, who fought in the Civil War.

According to Hess, the wool coat was hand-tailored in Rome, Ga., in 1894, and it showed its age. It is faded and splattered with red spots that may have been blood, Hess pointed out as he put it on. Read more ›


Artist In Residence Begins June 23

June 10, 2014

Chris Miller will be creating an ever-changing installation based on his work with kinetics and semi-autonomous mark making devices. The work will take structural cues from the LBMA sculpture garden. Read more ›


The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation Exhibition to Open at the Long Beach Museum of Art on July 10

May 19, 2014

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art will open its latest exhibition on July 10 entitled The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation. This exhibition consists of more than 100 paintings, prints, and objects assembled by contemporary Los Angeles artist F. Scott Hess. The exhibit, which will run through October 5, will be presented as legitimate historical artifacts, supported by photographs, documents, and historical ephemera. Read more ›


KBeach Radio Interviews LBMA Staff

May 6, 2014

Long Beach Museum of Art staff, including Executive Director Ron Nelson, were recently interviewed for KBeach radio’s “A Taste of Long Beach” program. Learn more about the Museum and its rich history! Read more ›


Old Bags & Baubles Fundraiser To Be Held On June 7

April 28, 2014

Long Beach, CA – On Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Long Beach Museum of Art, together with its fundraising affiliate Phoenix, will host its Old Bags and Baubles Luncheon. Proceeds from this premier event supports the Museum’s annual exhibition and related educational programming. Tickets for the event are $85 per person. Read more ›


Baroque Sensibilities – Sherrie Wolf Exhibition to Open at the Long Beach Museum of Art

March 31, 2014

Prominent West Cost Artist Explores Baroque Period Using Classic Paintings to Create Original Works of Art

Long Beach, CA -The Long Beach Museum of Art will open its newest exhibition on April 3 entitled Baroque Sensibilities – Sherrie Wolf. This collection of 28 exquisite works by artist Sherrie Wolf, one of the west coast’s most talented artists, will explore the Baroque period inspired by classic paintings to create original works of art. Wolf’s expertly painted works begin with inspiration from classic works as background and her curated choice of objects set within the paintings foreground. The exhibition will be open through June 15, 2014. Read more ›


New Exhibition Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions

February 28, 2014

Museum to Display 41 Works of Newly Acquired Art Featuring Artist Keith Haring and Renowned Cuban Artist Rafael Soriano

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Museum of Art will be debuting 41 newly acquired art works in its latest exhibition entitled Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition will run from March 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Keith Haring, Claire Falkenstein, and Rafael Soriano, the renowned Cuban artist whose work Añoranza Idealizada will be displayed for the first time. In addition, the Museum is the first institution in California to have a Soriano artwork in a permanent collection. Read more ›


Long Beach Museum of Art Explores the Color Blue, Robert Rauschenberg in Concurrent Exhibits

February 6, 2014

The Long Beach Museum of Art has dug into its own collection for a pair of concurrent exhibits open now through March 23.

“The Many Moods of Blue” and “Rauschenberg: Cardbirds and Currents” are the first exhibits of the year for the Long Beach venue. The art displayed come from the museum’s collection and include works that range from abstract paintings to mixed-media pieces by renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg. Read more ›

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