Education at Long Beach Museum of Art

Education

The Long Beach Museum of Art enriches lives and promotes understanding by bringing people together to celebrate the arts.

The Museum’s Education Department works to promote life-long learning that nourishes creativity and fosters self-expression. Engaging our diverse communities with original works of art, artistic processes, and art-making allows the museum to obtain their goals. In addition to directly promoting skills and understanding of the visual arts, the Museum recognizes the potential of arts education to serve as a means of academic advancement and personal and social development. To that end, the Museum offers a wide range of programs for children, adults, teachers, and families. These programs take place at the Museum, in the Long Beach schools, and throughout the community.

In addition, before each major exhibition, the Museum staff develops a variety of educational activities, including art making workshops, artist demonstrations, expert discussions, and tours that explore the exhibition artworks, featured artists, and their artistic process.

Upcoming Education Events

  • Lori LaMont

    Artist in Residence: Lori LaMont

    November 16, 2015 February 21, 2016

    Lori LaMont is a self-taught artist who works exclusively in watercolor. She defies the traditional boundaries of scale through her paintings' distinctive size and scope. Her style of painting is decidedly untraditional and exposes ideas that spark introspection and controversy.

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  • Art Chat

    Art Chat

    February 12, 2016

    Join us every Free Friday from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. for Art Chat, an informal tour of our galleries led by one of our trained and knowledgeable Docents. Discuss the artwork in our exhibitions, learn about the history of the Museum campus, or chat about the artwork that the Docents are passionate about. These free tours are a great way to explore the galleries and have a casual and personal educational museum experience.

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  • Hartman Pavilion

    Middle School Exhibition Reception: Mythical Creatures

    February 14, 2016

    The LBMA Education department working in collaboration with the Millikan High School Museum Studies Program, including both the students and the teacher, sent out a call for work to all LBUSD Middle Schools. Artists were asked to create a mythical creature that explores and represents who they are. Student artists created a creature based on their own story, or their interpretation of a classical myth.

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  • Lori LaMont

    Artist Talk with Lori LaMont

    February 18, 2016

    In celebration of our current exhibitions, which includes three local women artists, Terry Braunstein, Barbara Strasen, and Lori LaMont, we invite you to an artist lecture. Lori LaMont will be sharing her thoughts and giving insight into her process.

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  • Art Chat

    Art Chat

    February 19, 2016

    Join us every Free Friday from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. for Art Chat, an informal tour of our galleries led by one of our trained and knowledgeable Docents. Discuss the artwork in our exhibitions, learn about the history of the Museum campus, or chat about the artwork that the Docents are passionate about. These free tours are a great way to explore the galleries and have a casual and personal educational museum experience.

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  • Salmon Stripe by Gail Factor

    Family Artmaking Workshop

    February 21, 2016

    Join us every third Sunday of the month for our Free Family Artmaking Workshop on the lawn. All ages are welcome! The project will be inspired by the Gail Factor painting, Salmon Stripe.

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  • Art Chat

    Art Chat

    February 26, 2016

    Join us every Free Friday from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. for Art Chat, an informal tour of our galleries led by one of our trained and knowledgeable Docents. Discuss the artwork in our exhibitions, learn about the history of the Museum campus, or chat about the artwork that the Docents are passionate about. These free tours are a great way to explore the galleries and have a casual and personal educational museum experience.

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