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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
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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Carlsbad, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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193 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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12 reviews 12 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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