In conjunction with free Museum admission every Thursday evening, Claire's is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Happy Hour. Enjoy a new Happy Hour menu which includes appetizers, drinks, wine, beer and dinner items. Watch the Port of Beach, the Queen Mary and Thumb Islands light up after the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.
The current exhibitions being featured:
TREE includes a selection of paintings, works on paper, and wood from the Museum’s permanent collection augmented with generous private loans to the exhibition. In all cultures, artists’ depictions of trees may convey moods, set a scene for a narrative, or, are symbols used to describe strength, stability, and shelter, among other ideas . In today’s world, the value of trees is increasingly recognized as a significant part of the world’s ecosystem that contributes to its environmental health. Each of the selections in TREE has been chosen from around the nation, and indeed from around the world, for the meditative and aesthetic experiences that they provide.
"Museum Menagerie" presents a selection of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection that reminds us of our ongoing relationship to the animal kingdom. Artists have long been inspired by animals, domesticated or wild, familiar or exotic. Nearly all of these artworks have as their primary focus a singular animal divorced from a landscape. Enjoy individual portraits as well as artists’ interpretations of the qualities of lions, horses, sheep, rabbits, fish, birds, cats, dogs, and even a pig and a bear.
Architecture for Dogs:
Architecture for Dogs presents a conceptual exhibition created by the Tokyo-based designer Kenya Hara. The exhibition was a collaboration of world-renowned architects and designers who examined the relationships between dogs and humans to design and build habitats for man's best friend. The exhibition launched at Miami Art Basel in 2012 and will have it's worldwide museum debut at LBMA before an international exhibition schedule.
Architecture for Dogs was created by Hara Design Institute and Nippon Design Center, and co-founded by Imprint Venture Lab. Generous in-kind support has been provided by Imprint Venture Lab and interTrend Communications.
KidVisions: A Year in Review:
Presents a selection of works by 5th graders from the Long Beach Unified School District.