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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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Hours:
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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Works by the most contemporary Latin masters! The sculpture garden is a nice treat. A great dia de los muertos showing each year. A great little gift shop where you can purchase... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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Southern California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Loved our experience in the museum on a Sunday afternoon. Saw an artist-in-residence creating art onsite. Appreciated the interactive and family-friendly exhibits. Moved by the variety and in-depth background given for each exhibit. Even the museum shop was fun, affordable and enjoyable.

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Works by the most contemporary Latin masters! The sculpture garden is a nice treat. A great dia de los muertos showing each year. A great little gift shop where you can purchase artful little trinkets. A wonderful place to gather and celebrate art. We took advantage of the Free admission the fourth Friday each month from 5 to 9 pm.... More 

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Irvine, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth stopping in and admiring the visiting artist's work. They have special celebrations that usually include tequila!

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Bristol, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been to this museum a few times now. Sundays are free but it's a great museum regardless of when you go. The last time we went they had Frida Kahlo's personal pictures as their main exhibit, which was good and really helped me understand her art better. The art itself is in several small exhibitions with very diverse themes.... More 

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california
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

The museum is essentially different because of sole focus on Latin American art not found in such a wide ranging collection that differs from collections found in other museums elsewhere. Also their cafe Viva offers the most delectable foods at reasonable price. Museum hrs Weds-sun 11-4 cafe and museum is free admission Sun.

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Marina del Rey
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138 reviews 138 reviews
10 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

MOLAA has a very interesting collection of modern Latin American Art & some excellent special exhibitions. The "Transformations" exhibit on now (January, 2015) is fascinating & exceedingly well done. Admission is reasonable ($6 for seniors) and free on Sunday. Have lunch at their excellent cafe, Cafe Vita, and enjoy shopping at the gift shop. It makes for a lovely 2-3... More 

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Long Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We are members here to support Latin Art and the local community. We have had salsa lessons, enjoyed various performers, shopped and strolled around the exhibits. There are a variety of activities and this museum participates in a "free family day" kind of program. I like to buy gifts at the gift shop because every one is a hit with... More 

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La Quinta, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There are terrific exhibits here! But, what I like most about MOLAA is that the exhibition spaces are manageable conceptually and physically. It's like putting on your favorite sweater. They are very inventive and create dynamic exhibitions. Definitely a jewel of Long Beach.

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Long Beach, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

they have a great permanent collection and host traveling exhibits too. check the calendar because they also have tequila tastings with live music, samba concerts in the sculpture garden, excellent cafe attached.

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