Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon: For $62 you get a friends membership, at the Museum of Latin American Art, which covers unlimited admission for you, your immediate family, and up to three guests (a $125 value).
The Museum of Latin American Art presents a fine collection of modern and contemporary art birthed by a band of talented Latin American artists. Membership gets creativity enthusiasts a full year of access to the venue's galleries, which include a permanent collection of more than 900 paintings, sculptures, photos, videos, and more, all ideal for soaking directly into the visual cortex. Temporary displays are also on-site, such as the portentous landscapes of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros (until January 30, 2011) and All the Poetry Books, an installation by Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake in the museum's experimental Project Room space.
Membership at MOLAA grants visitors additional perks, including subscription to the member magazine, reciprocal membership at more than 400 museums in North America, invites to members-only receptions, and discounts in the museum store and cafe. Venture into Latin America's creative culture at MOLAA, where scenic views surround visitors and sculptures grow in a garden alongside silver bells, cockleshells, good, and evil.
A current exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times; MOLAA is featured on Here Comes the Guide, has a near-perfect 4.5-star average from Yelpers, and four TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes:
- Tellingly, though, Siqueiros did not paint from nature. The work's two-dimensional surface was instead a cultural field for the expression of inner consciousness. Siqueiros 005 The show's 70 paintings, prints and drawings are installed thematically rather than chronologically -- subjects such as mountains, aerial vistas, urbanism and allegory. In general, a Siqueiros landscape merges natural history with the national future. – Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times
- We walked it and we were both amazed, at the collection, they had. The rooms were spacious and each exhibit had plenty of room. . It was great to be exposed to artist from all corners of Latin America. – AM A., Yelp
Downtown Long Beach
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, California 90802Get Directions