The Museum of Latin American Art

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The Museum of Latin American Art

The Museum of Latin American Art

The Museum of Latin American Art is dedicated to the celebration of contemporary Latin American art through its special exhibitions and ongoing events as well as its collection. It is regarded as the nation’s leading museum of modern Latin American art and culture. The museum is engaging, unique, intellectually stimulating and alive with the best of Latin American culture.

The Museum of Latin American Art or MOLAA was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and currently serves the greater Los Angeles area. It is the only museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to contemporary Latin American art. Since its inception, the MOLAA has doubled in size thanks to a 15,000 square foot sculpture garden and added works by renowned artists such as Tamayo, Matta, Cruz-Diez and Los Carpinteros to its ever-growing permanent collection.

The museum can be found in the East Village Arts District at the former location of the Balboa Amusement Producing Company, the world’s most productive silent film studio from 1913 to 1918. Many of the museum’s exhibits and special events have been held in what may have been Balboa’s former studio and was also a skating rink known as the Hippodrome. Its gorgeous wooden floors and high ceilings make it the ideal venue for art exhibits of all kinds.

The Museum of Latin American Art is currently hosting several exhibits such as “Loteria” until May 12, “Intersections” and “Mixtape” until June 9 and “The Voyeur” until May 26. This is in addition to the MOLAA’s permanent collection, its sculpture garden and several other exhibits, events and activities. For more information on what the MOLAA has to offer, visit them online at http://www.molaa.com.


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