The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) was founded in 1950 as a municipal art center for the city of Long Beach. From the beginning, the Museum has been located in the historic 1911 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House. In 1957, the Anderson House was designated as the Long Beach Museum of Art, at which time the Museum began acquiring a permanent collection.
The Museum’s permanent collection is diverse with more than 3,200 works from 300 years of American and European art in all forms of media. Standouts from the collection include furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, ceramics by Beatrice Wood, and sculptures by Claire Falkenstein, George Rickney and Peter Voulokos; Early 20th Century European Modernist paintings by Vasily Kandinsky, Alexej Jawlensky and others from the Milton Wichner Collection; and contemporary artists such as James Jean, Sherrie Wolf, and Sandow Birk whose paintings have recently been added to the collection.
Galleries & Museum Store:
Tuesday – Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Claire’s at the Museum (Museum Restaurant):
Tuesday – Friday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$6 Students/Seniors (over age 62) Current I.D. required
Free for Members and children under 12
FREE for everyone on Fridays
Calendar of Events
There’s always something going on at the museum. Whether you’re in the mood for an artist talk or happy hour, the Long Beach Museum of Art has it all. Click here to view a full calendar of upcoming events.
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The Museum of Art is dedicated to providing the public with visual arts programs for the city of Long Beach and its surrounding areas. Some of the programs include family artmaking, community-based programs, adult workshops, artists talks, and more! For more information about the programs visit the site.
The Long Beach Museum of Art is fun for the whole family and whether you’re staying in Long Beach for two days or two weeks, it’s a must-see. For convenient and affordable hotel accommodations book your stay at Hotel Current located near Downtown Long Beach!