This summer, MOLAA again participates in the Blue Star Museum Program, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2019 Blue Star Museums program will begin on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and end on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.
Join us for an evening of interactive activities based on the I Learn America project, youth-led storytelling workshops that spark creative “home-grown” community conversations around migration, identity and education. I Learn America instructors and artists will be on hand to lead small group discussions and hands-on activities based on the project!
Members can enjoy an exclusive look at Duville's residency and exhibition, which connects the idea of desert and ocean.
Latinx Games Festival’s goal is to learn from and connect with Latinx game development professionals and industry veterans in a centralized location. We’re here to celebrate Latinx game development communities and provide them with a platform for global opportunities. Our Arcade will be curated from a variety of Latinx countries around the globe. Talks and Roundtables will be streamed, recorded, translated and transcribed in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Enjoy a free museum day when you register with the Smithsonian Institute online for your museum pass. Visit our website for the active link to participate. This day MOLAA will host a workshop from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM where you can participate in the project "I Learn America" through an artist's led workshop and discussion.
Día de los Muertos Annual Art Exhibition and Altar Display
De generación a generación highlights the way in which previos generation: familial, cultural, and community-oriented traditions shape our beliefs, habits and customs.
Indulge in an unlimited tasting of spirits from México such as tequila, mezcal, raicilla, sotol, pulque and learn the nuances and history of each drink – curated by Leona Enterprises. The night will also include delicious Mexican food plus DJ sets by Metrallete de Oro and a performance by El Santo Golpe, a band that brings an original sound to the fun world of “afro-latin” music.
Join MOLAA and Honorary Host, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, on Friday, October 11, 2019 as we present this year’s awards: the LEGADO Lifetime Achievement Award to iconic Mexican-American Sculptor, Robert Graham, and the LEGADO Philanthropy Award to visionary business executive and philanthropist Sol Trujillo during a special evening of Latin American and Latino art and music.
The Annual Gala is the Museum’s signature fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting exhibitions and art education programs.
Artist printmaker Carlos Barberena will discuss his development as a self-taught artist as well as his involvement with a number of artist collectives and studio workshops, including Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. Barberena's print, Mater Dolorosa, is featured in MOLAA’s current exhibition, Gráfica América and depicts the mother Álvaro Conrado, a student killed at a protest against Nicaragua’s repressive government. A printmaking demonstration and opportunity to create a print with the artist will follow the presentation.
Experience a three course dinner with ingredients found in the Americas inspired by our current exhibition Grafíca América. The dinner will include a presentation by ArtBites which will focus on the ingredients found in the courses and their history in the Americas. Plus an exclusive docent tour of Gráfica América.
In his talk Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey, influential artist/educator/activist Dan Guerrero speaks of the history and intersection of the Chicano and LGBTQ communities while addressing the importance of solidarity across contemporary cultural currents. A Q&A and panel discussion moderated by Eduardo Lara follows the story-telling presentation.
Join Mujeres de la Tierra and the Museum of Latin American Art for a special evening of community theater and conversations about water conservation, plastic pollution, public health, and civic engagement while laughing with the clueless and overdramatic Familia Cabezón on their efforts to become active Healers of la Madre Tierra. In this episode, the Cabezón Family unveils secrets that have been haunting them for a long time. Once these secrets are revealed, their daily habits will be drastically changed forever!
Dance the night away to the sounds of local Cumbia in our Sculpture Garden. Enjoy performances, current exhibitions, craft vendors, food for purchase, cash bar, and DJ sets by La Onda a duo playing all Spanish vinyls norteñas, corridos, ranchers, cumbia and banda classics.
The night also includes the hottest mixologists creating their signature cocktail, Curated by Leona Enterprises.
Experience a variety of beers provided by SoCal Cerveceros a Latino based brew club; beer lineup curated by Brewjería Company. The tasting will include a 5 oz. complimentary glass for you to indulge and explore different brewers. Must be 21 years and older to participate. Purchase your tickets online HERE or call 562.437.1689.
In conjunction with Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity , MOLAA presents Deconstrucción: A Drag Show. The night includes a high-energy drag show and will also include a set by DJ Sizzle, a marketplace with craft and food vendors, our current exhibitions, cash bar, photo booth, LGBTQ organizations such as Latino Equality Alliance & The Center, plus an interactive activity by the People’s Workshop.
Best Buddies Arts for Inclusion, an exhibition of art made by local students with developmental disabilities, returns to MOLAA! Best Buddies supports friendship between students with disabilities and their non-disabled classmates through social, arts, and community volunteer activities. Meet the artists and enjoy performances by Jordan High School’s Latin American Dance Team.
Join Chiachio & Giannone for a workshop where you can create your own Diversity Pin! Use fabric, markers, stickers and other materials to create your customized pin with the help of visiting artists Chiachio & Giannone. Continue the conversation about diversity and inclusion with your pin. This workshop is in collaboration with the Arts Council for Long Beach.
Be inspired by artwork from Gráfica América and make your own Queer Icon print with artist Gabriel Garcia Roman! Make a portrait of someone from the queer community who inspires you and learn different techniques directly from the artist. To RSVP for this workshop, click here.
Celebrate diversity with your best friend – your pup! Enjoy activities with you dog like yoga, art workshops and a photo booth. Your furry friend can enjoy MOLAA’s Paw Spa where you can paint their toenails or learn how to massage your dog.
The event will also include local pet supply and treat vendors. MOLAA will have puppy valet available when interested in viewing galleries.
Experience a night of diverse sounds from the Americas in conjunction with our current exhibition Gráfíca América. Performances by Changüí Majadero, a Los Angeles based band who takes on the Afro-Cuban musical tradition of Changüí. NOVA, a quartet that breathes new life into the sounds of classic Bossa Nova and Samba. And INCA the Peruvian Ensemble, founded in 1981 in Los Angeles, for the purposes of researching, preserving and presenting Peru’s rich multi- cultural heritage of ethnic and folkloric music, songs, dance and traditions.
Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity / Grafica América Workshop
Join in the launch of the LEGALIZE THE LABOR FORCE CAMPAIGN instigated by Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms. Enjoy a cup of soup, labor songs, and Sewing Rebellion hosted by Frau Fiber and the Faux Fraus. To RSVP for this workshop, click here.
Join us on April 28th for MOLAA’s first Print Fair & Festival highlighting artists who create printed works and publications. The festival will give visitors the opportunity to interface directly with local artists and independent vendors centralized in one location! Print Fair & Festival is organized in support of MOLAA’s current exhibition, Gráfica América and will feature live performances, demonstrations, panel discussions, artist vendors, free workshops and face painting!
Chiachio & Giannone and guests artists Alonso Garzón, Rosalie López, and Aydinaneth Ortiz invite visitors to an evening of hands-on collaborative art-making! Work individually and collaboratively on projects that range from paper folding to tin-punching and printmaking!
MOLAA Thursday programming is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Free to Educators with ID
A night for educators! MOLAA’s Education Department presents information and projects on Gráfica América. Review classroom resources, participate in hands-on projects, and meet other local teachers!
Space is limited, RSVP is required. Reserve free tickets by calling 562-437-1689
Panel talk with Gabriela Urtiaga, guest curator for the exhibition Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity
Join us at MOLAA for a panel talk discussion between the artists and Gabriela Urtiaga, Guest Curator at MOLAA and Chief Curator at CCK in Buenos Aires Argentina. The conversation will revolve around the topics of diversity in our community.
Calling all members! Join us Saturday, March 16 from 7 - 9 PM as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity comprised of the series Familia a 6 colores – a set of textile mosaics – and Banders por el orgullo, a group of flags in different formats made in collaboration with the Long Beach community.
Celebrate the opening weekend of Gráfica América with a free and open to the public drop-in printmaking workshop for all ages. Working in small groups, experiment with a variety of materials and textures to create colorful collaborative monotype prints. Workshops will be facilitated by local printmaking artists and your masterpiece will be featured in Gráfica América’s Community Gallery (Gallery E) throughout the month of March. Bring friends or family and make your mark!
Complimentary for members. Space is limited.
TO RSVP call 562.437.1689 or go ON LINE.
Calling all members! Join us Saturday, March 2 from 7 - 9 PM as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition Gráfica América which celebrates the collaborative spirit of printmaking through historical prints and publications as well as contemporary and experimental works. Made in print shops, publishing houses, and artists collective studios established by Latin American and Latinx printmakers, the works on display represent artists from across the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Enjoy drinks and live music by DJ Bien Buena of the Chulita Vinyl Club.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art and is curated by Gabriela Martinez, MOLAA Curator of Education, with Rogelio Gutierrez, Associate Professor of Art at Arizona State University.
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The Museum of Latin American Art is now recruiting docents for upcoming training in March. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about working with the public, dedicated to lifelong learning, and committed to enriching others through art. Join us for our Docent Orientation Mix and Mingle to learn more about the program.
Become a MOLAA Docent!
If you have a passion for art and a willingness to share it, become a docent at the Museum of Latin American Art. The MOLAA Docent Guild is a dynamic organization that aspires to make modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art meaningful and accessible to student and adult groups through interactive tours. To learn more about the program, join us at the Docent Orientation Mix & Mingle Brunch.