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Museum of Latin American Art

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Address: 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 562-437-1689
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Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Known as MoLAA, this combination museum and cultural center is devoted...

Known as MoLAA, this combination museum and cultural center is devoted exclusively to contemporary Latin American art, including paintings, lithographs and sculptures, and also offers shows, classes, wine tastings, an open-air market gift shop and a restaurant.

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Went here on for something to do in Long Beach

I have been to Molaa several times. This was a visit with a friend of mine from Chicago. I wanted to get out of the house and did not want to go too far afield. Molaa was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
John K
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have been to Molaa several times. This was a visit with a friend of mine from Chicago. I wanted to get out of the house and did not want to go too far afield. Molaa was perfect. There was a Dia de los Muertos exhibit along with some other interesting art. Also, do not forget to check out the... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Been several times and they have first quality exhibitions in a modern and well kept up venue. Highly recommended.

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Thank 1jjarecki
Long Beach, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I are members of this MOLAA and they never disappoint with their collections as well as their special events. We have enjoyed everything from Lucha Libre matches to musical performances on the beautiful grounds outdoors. They also bring excellent exhibits such as Frida Kahlo's work. If you're in town on a Sunday, you can go see for... More 

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Thank Nadith1970
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I took advantage of the free Sundays at molaa, which is great. The exhibits were by local contemporary artists, and there was a festival going on with face painting, dancing, and food trucks. Not to forget, there is a cafe on the grounds called Cafe Viva. I had a cuban panini with pork, ham, swiss cheese and spicy mustard. Great... More 

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Thank Cind53
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Likes: The aquarium is split into different seas/oceans and the marine life that lives there. Demonstarions on the different animals were informative and fun. Dislikes; Food expensive

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Thank Des H
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great asset to Long Beach. Art, Music and Food of different latin countries. Great educational programs.

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Irvine, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Free on Sundays but we bought the annual pass. Amazing guest artists and a few times a year they have tequila tastings and live shows. The mariachi was so much fun and catered by Lolas.

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We visited MOLAA for the Frida Kahlo exhibit last year. We managed to get a fabulous docent to lead our group of five. I don't think we would have gotten a tenth out of the exhibit if she hadn't been with us. By the end of the tour, Frida was our friend. This is a very small museum that should... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We were in Long Beach on business, had a couple of hours to spare, and decided to check out MLAA. We were stunned, awed, by the current exhibit. Brilliant works, wonderfully displayed, in a great building. Pluses were super friendly and enthusiastic staff. Too bad that we arrived to late to have a snack in the restaurant, but I'm willing... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went there for the Frida Khalo exhibit. It was good and afterwards grabbed lunch at the cafe. That was delicious. Overall, good to go if there is an exhibit showing that interests you.

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