The Long Beach Museum of Art

The Long Beach Museum of Art

The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) was founded in 1950 as a municipal art center for the city of Long Beach. Since its inception, the Museum has been housed in the historic 1911 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House. In 1957, the Anderson House was designated as the Long Beach Museum of Art, at which time the Museum began acquiring a permanent collection

The Museum’s permanent collection is diverse with more than 3,200 works encompassing 300 years of American and European art in all media. Highlights from the collection include furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, ceramics by Beatrice Wood, and sculptures by Claire Falkenstein, George Rickney and Peter Voulokos; Early 20th Century European Modernist paintings by Vasily Kandinsky, Alexej Jawlensky and others from the Milton Wichner Collection; and contemporary artists such as James Jean, Sherrie Wolf, and Sandow Birk whose paintings have recently been added to the collection.

In 2018, LBMA merged with the Long Beach Art Exchange to create a dynamic campus in Downtown Long Beach, LBMA Downtown is the sister location of the museum's main campus and is located at 356 E 3rd Street, Long Beach CA in the heart of the East Village Arts District. LBMA DT provides Long Beach and surrounding SoCal communities greater opportunities to engage with contemporary art and the Museum's art programs.


2300 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90803



Opening Hours

11 am- 5 pm

Open Days



Beach Cities / LAX


Visual Art and Design


Parking on-site, Free parking, Street parking, Family-friendly, Accessible by public transit, Accessibility options, Dining on-site, Shopping on-site, Electric car charging available, Indoor, Outdoor, Admission discounts

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