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Museum of Latin American Art

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Address: 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-1513
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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The nation’s leading museum of modern & contemporary Latin American art & culture.

Built in an old skating rink, it's got high ceilings, big open spaces and lovely wood floors. There's good lighting and great wall space to showcase the art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in an old skating rink, it's got high ceilings, big open spaces and lovely wood floors. There's good lighting and great wall space to showcase the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum with some great collections, but their programming and visiting exhibitions are excellent! Nice not to have to go up to LA to see really great artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a member and enjoy the museum's events. They had a Frida Kahlo exhibit and it was tremendous. The outdoor sculpture garden is exceptional. Make sure you visit the dining area. The tamales are great.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This vibrant museum is celebrating it's 20 years with a retrospective show. After the entry hall with the history of the building (film studio and roller rink), the entry room features the founder and philanthopist Dr. Robert Gumbiner. In addition to this current show that highlights their collection that is the only one of Latin American fine arts in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Target, for supporting the arts. We drove to Long Beach to meet a friend and she suggested this place for a quick visit. Between the museum, the gift shop and Cafe Viva, it makes for a great few hour visit. On Sundays, Target underwrites the admission. It's a simple little museum that can be visited in an hour... More 

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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I went in Feb when an new exhibit was being installed, so there was just one exhibit at the time. I went years ago, ok maybe over a decade ago when they had murals under the stars. It was a wonderful program. Now they are in a beautiful modernized building.

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

All of the artists featured at this Museum are Latin American. However, their art does not necessarily reflect anything unique about Latin American culture. It's basically just Modern Art. I was disappointed to not see historical art or anything particularly cultural. It was just like any other Modern Art Museum. I went on a free Sunday. I highly recommend that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Enjoyed their 20th Anniversary Exhibition. We went on a Sunday and it was Free! Nice to see so many people at the museum enjoying the exhibition.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

pretty small, and you can go through it pretty quick. Nice and relaxing. Large outdoor area too. Little cafe on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Didn't realize how beautiful this museum is. We went tonight and got to view art work from Botera, Tamayo and Orozco. All the art work for auction are amazing. Very polite and professional staff on duty tonight. Drove 3 hrs to get there. (LA traffic) would do it again. Gift shop had very creative pieces on Frida (my favorite).

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