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, which gets you a membership for two or more people at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Choose from one of the following year-long membership options:
- $30 for a basic membership for two (up to a $60 value)
- $40 for a family membership, which covers two people and their immediate family (an $80 value)
- $62 for a friends membership, which covers up to five people (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 and Descartes, a collection of evocative artwork created from trash, worn-out materials, and rejected philosophical treatises.
Membership at MOLAA grants visitors additional perks, including subscription to the member magazine, 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.
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Museum of Latin American Art
While wandering the Museum of Latin American Art's permanent collection of artwork from artists native to 20 Latin American countries, it might come as a surprise to discover that the space was once home to a roller-skating rink and a silent-movie studio. Its transformation into one of the country's only museums dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art was the work of physician, philanthropist, and patron of the arts Dr. Robert Gumbiner. He acquired the properties and founded the museum in 1996, revamping the Hippodrome into galleries alive with Latin American music, paintings, and video.
Since that time, the museum has doubled in size, adding a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden and expanding its collection to include masters such as Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Sebastián Matta, Los Carpinteros, and Tunga. The site now serves as a beacon of Latin American culture, showcasing artists who made names for themselves in their own countries but may not be well known in the United States. Beyond the eye-catching exhibitions, which have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the museum offers educational programs and events such as concerts and film showings. After a day of sensory stimulation, guests can nosh on enchiladas or carve chicken-mole sandwiches into busts of Frida at the onsite Café Viva.