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Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
562-437-1689
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Ranked #21 of 41 attractions in Long Beach
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Known as MoLAA, this combination museum and cultural center is devoted exclusively to contemporary Latin American art, including paintings,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You can't beat Free Sundays. Living just a few blocks from here, it's a great place to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on a Sunday seeing the exhibits and the such. The Kahlo exhibit was interesting, but most of the photos are not by her. But if you find the video screen at the end of the exhibit, it makes... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My friend and I recently visited the Museum of Latin American Art to see their current exhibit called "Frida Kahlo: Her Photos". We went to the public opening on Sunday which was free. I hadn't visited the museum in more than 12 years and it has changed considerably. There is now a front glass facade, huge pond with fountains and... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This art museum has wonderful special exhibits - often very contemporary: sometimes provocative, sometimes amusing, sometimes sobering, but staying true to its presence as a representative of Latino culture. This is a newer museum and its permanent collection is growing still. The building is beautiful, great museum gift store and good coffee at the cafe! We stayed over an hour... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The exhibitions are consistently excellent and varied. Free on Sundays. Beautiful gift shop and Cafe. Easy to find. Do not miss the sculpture garden, spend some time to look at the architecture.

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Anaheim, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Museum of Latin American Art lacks variety and 99% of the exhibits are from Mexican artists or American artists who worked in Mexico. I expected to see art from more countries of the Latin American region. The museum is quite small, and took less than 30 minutes to see everything. 50% of the museum consisted of Lucha Libre photographs.... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Featuring art from Latin America, this museum introduces the public to art they may never have seen, with thought provoking exhibits from artists well known in Latin America, or emerging ones. The museum is small enough to be viewed in one visit, and also is connected to a delightful restaurant serving lunch on an outside patio, or indoors, with food... More

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Rociada, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This museum is worth going a bit out of your way to find. The retrofit of an old skating rink with blocks of vivid color set the tone for outstanding exhibits of art from Mexico & South America. I am primarily interested in Mexican art, both traditional & current, which is well represented here. But there is also art with... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

In a cool setting with nice architecture, you get here a competent insight into the contemporary art scene of Latin America. An their little restaurant offers a variety of Latin world inspired snacks. The museum also offers a special event program.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

As a Mexican/American woman, I am always on the lookout for books, art, museums, and events that relate to my cultural history, which is very difficult to find. Therefore, I REALLY wanted to like this place. Convinced my teenage children to go with me only to end up disappointing them. Two galleries only, exhibits closed, few pieces, garden closed, and... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The first exhibit I saw at the Museum of Latin American Art featured the works of Diego Rivera. Since then, I've returned many times, each experience educational and unique. Plus my husband and I became members. Membership benefits are impressive. We never know what to expect at art openings because each one is different. Sometimes there is music. Usually there... More

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