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Museum of Latin American Art

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Address: 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-1513
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+1 562-437-1689
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11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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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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We stopped here expecting this to be a museum with a collection of art dedicated to several artists both past and present. It is not that. There was one main artist on exhibit. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here expecting this to be a museum with a collection of art dedicated to several artists both past and present. It is not that. There was one main artist on exhibit. I loved the work of this artist. He had lots of culture represented in his art pieces. Dreamland: a Frank Romero exhibit. The gift shop had some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to the MOLAA was on Sunday -- free admission. Pretty much the entire gallery was taken up by the exciting work of one artist who chronicled late 20th century life, Frank Romero. Vibrant, colorful. He was a master of many styles: I saw Monet, Picasso, Braque, etc. influences. I think his best is as an art memorialist --... More 

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Thank JWP8
Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

MOLAA features Latin American artists, who have a distinctive style and sensibility. The museum is not large -- you can do it in an hour or so. Be sure to walk to the back and see the sculpture garden. The last time we were there, they featured alters for the Day of the Dead, which were haunting and fascinating.

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Thank Bob S
California
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visit this museum each time we're in Long Beach. We were a bit disappointed that the exhibits this time were not excellent, but this museum is always worth a visit.

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Thank markmd
Los Angeles, CA
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Wonderful, edgy exhibitions. Not what you'd expect in Long Beach. The staff is wonderful in general, but, the gallery manager who works on community outreach needs a heart transplant and a lesson in community relations. She refused to grant space or any gratis services for the nationally known PTA Reflections art program awards ceremony honoring student at a local school.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach (MoLAA) is a national treasure, in my opinion. It is the only such museum in the country, and showcases works from masters and lesser-known but still important artists from all over Latin America. The facilities are modern, the grounds are nice, the curatorial work is culturally respectful, and the cafe is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I've know of this museum for several years but it took this long to make my way to Long Beach. We started with the Sculpture Garden which is down a long passage in back and might be easy to miss. It is a large quiet square with sculpture mostly around the edges. The open center is ideal for events. There... More 

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Ringgold, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

MOLAA is located in an old skating rink with the oak floor still there. Artists from across the Latin world are displayed with interesting verbiage about them and their work. his museum is free on Sundays!

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Thank Traveling teachers
Long Beach, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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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Thank thizizliz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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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