Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Smithsonian Museum

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is the pioneering museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. Founded in 1996 by Robert Gumbiner, MOLAA houses a collection of more than 1,600 works of art including paintings, sculptures, drawings, mixed-media, photographs, and video art. The Museum is a multidisciplinary institution committed to providing a platform for cross-cultural dialogue through the arts, educational programs and events for the community.


Guided tours of our exhibitions are offered at 2:00 PM on Saturdays.

Judy Baca: Memorias de Nuestra Tierra, a Retrospective
July 2021 - January 2022
This is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the internationally renowned Chicana muralist, public intellectual, and community activist, Judy Baca. Baca is a painter and muralist, community arts pioneer, and scholarly-educator who has been teaching in the UC system for more than 30 years. As founder of the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974 – which evolved into the non-profit Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) – Baca has been engaged in the creation of sites of public memory within historically disenfranchised communities since 1976. She continues to serve as SPARC's artistic director while employing digital technology to co-create collaborative murals at the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab.

Gabriella Sanchez: Partial Pictures
August 22, 2021 - January 2022
Partial Pictures is the first solo museum exhibition of artist Gabriella Sanchez. Her creative world is the result of layers of questions that emerge from her city of Los Angeles and her family’s archive, loaded with an aesthetic and subjective substance to be discovered. Through the connection of the power of words, linking with photographs as a fragment of reality and an imaginary of identity and memory, the artist chooses and develops an intimate inflection that depicts the categories that occur around culture and urban experiences.

HERland: Women Artists in the MOLAA Collection
Onsite: May 2021 - December 2021
Online: February 2021 - February 2022
In a world where the discussion about empowering women, race, class, and equity is more relevant and necessary than ever before, we are so pleased to present Herland, Women artists in the MOLAA Collection. An imaginary territory where female artists, with different approaches and even different ways of looking, define a new powerful land with new meanings.

Robert Gumbiner Sculpture & Events Garden
The Robert Gumbiner Sculpture & Events Garden presents an extraordinary exhibition of sculpture from MOLAA’s permanent collection, internationally recognized as the most important collection of contemporary Latin American sculpture in the nation.

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