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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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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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Long Beach, California
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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

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 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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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I visited yesterday to see the current exhibit of Mexican masters and was not disappointed. The Tamayo hanging in the entrance is outstanding, and the icing on the cake (the very last painting in the exhibit) is Kahlo's My Dress Hangs There. Through July, 2015.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I spent one hour looking at art during my first visit to MOLAA. Everything was at least mildly interesting, and there were several paintings that were worthy of lengthy scrutiny. I am by no means an expert on Latin American art, so I looked forward to my visit in anticipation of checking out unheard of (to me) artists. Aside from... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Kudos to the museum for their organizational skills, and sensitivity to some of the artist's background and discovery of their talent. Had planned to spend about an hour, but found when we left we had been there more than two. Well done MOLAA!

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I visited recently with my wife and two good friends because there was a new exhibition of Modern Mexican Art. We really enjoyed discussing themes and technique. I have been a member of this museum for many years and always find my visits filled with something new and stimulating.

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