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Long Beach Museum of Art

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Address: 2300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
Phone Number: 562-439-2119
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Located high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, this museum complex...

Located high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, this museum complex features the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson summer home and carriage house, both built in 1912, plus magnificent gardens, a permanent collection of European and California art and a two-story gallery with changing exhibitions.

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Small but wonderful

Great combo for a meal and visit the museum. The staff was friendly, the current ceramics exhibition and the small enamel exhibition were both good. Worth a visit if you're in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The restaurant is based in a very old mansion and of course outside with a water view. Sitting up on a bluff allows for a perfect view of Catalina on a clear day. The adjacent museum is modern and crisp yet the two go together. There are quite a few rooms over several floors and while there are permanent pieces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Great combo for a meal and visit the museum. The staff was friendly, the current ceramics exhibition and the small enamel exhibition were both good. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

There isn't much of a permanent collection here. Can be a good 1-2 hour visit if they have an interesting temporary exhibit, but otherwise a bit sparse from an art perspective. Building is nice and in a scenic location. The on-site restaurant is also nice and scenic. But from an art perspective, only worthwhile sometimes.

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

The museum is beautifully situated on a bluff overlooking a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. They have exhibits that change regularly, but that amazing view and the play of light remains one of the constants that attract its visitors. In the summer, they sometimes have special programs with music, even dancers, and I always try to attend those special... More 

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

I've been here for Easter Sunday brunch and it was great! Tons of food and a wonderful staff. Then we visited the museum next door which is nice. I usually try to go here when a new exhibit is in town.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I love visiting Long Beach Museum of Art to experience the new exhibitions while enjoying being next to the ocean. Part of Long Beach Museum of Art's Education Department's mission is to promote life-long learning,nourish creativity, and foster self-expression by engaging our diverse communities with original works of art, artistic processes, and art making. I learn and experience every time... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Three floor museum has a continuously changing series of artists and art forms. The bottom floor was highlighting the art from a local middle school, which I thought was great. The exhibit on the third floor was interactive; however, it was lacking any directions on how to interact with each piece. More written material would have been nice.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love this little museum, which is a converted Arts & Crafts beach house from he 1920s. The best is that its setting is picturesque, atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific… and the adjoining restaurant, Claire's Cafe, is excellent!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The museum has an interesting collection that takes your through some of the history of Long Beach. We love to stroll through after lunch on Fridays as admission is free.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I have lived all of my life in So. Cal and this is the first time I have visited this museum. We loved it, Small and quaint, staff was very nice. We even were offered a workshop were we got to do a watercolor painting. Really neat :) Next time we will visit Claire's Restaraunt.. Looked beautiful sitting right across... More 

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