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Long Beach Museum of Art

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Address: 2300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803-2442
Phone Number: +1 562-439-2119
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Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very compact museum, works hard to be relevant

Give the curator and staff credit for working hard to find exhibitions which fit their limited space and are worth viewing. Check website or local paper to see what's on offer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to this museum before, and were just a little disappointed that there wasn't too much new, but we always enjoy it.

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Washington state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Give the curator and staff credit for working hard to find exhibitions which fit their limited space and are worth viewing. Check website or local paper to see what's on offer before visit.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The location is a primary reason that this museum gets used for weddings constantly. It overlooks the water and has a nice feel to it. But as for the artwork, there isn't much!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This place was awesome. The area was PERFECT for a wedding reception. The beach behind the building made an amazing backdrop. The staff was wonderful, and parking wasn't too bad either!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a really nice small museum with a variety of changing shows that are well curated. Claire's restaurant is open for Sunday brunch and one night a week. Its on a gorgeous patio with a fantastic view and the food is excellent. A lovely Sunday afternoon and interesting any day for the shows.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were visiting friends who live nearby and toured the museum with them. The museum seems to have grown from a historic house which is now the restaurant (Claire's Café). A modern building sits beside which contains most of the exhibits. This building is three stories. The exhibits are contemporary. The basement level is the family and children's gallery. The... More 

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Ringgold, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Happened upon this beautiful spot and really enjoyed it. The exhibit was a multi-textural multi-dimensional one. At six dollars for admission for seniors, seven regular, it is a nice diversion. The view of the beach and ships waiting to enter Long Beach Harbor is gorgeous. There is a nice outdoor café which was too packed for us on a Sunday... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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