Facilities: Food Services Restaurant: Viva (Latin American cuisine); Galleries; Library and Artists Registry: Shop (contemporary art, folk and decorative art, jewelry, blogs).
Activities: Art Workshops: Lectures; Performances: Permanent Exhibits: Temporary
Located in the former Hippodrome skating rink in the East Village Arts District of downtown Long Beach, the Museum houses the Robert Gumbiner Foundation Collection of Latin American Art: galleries for temporary exhibitions: a research library, archive, and Artists Registry; and areas to accommodate lectures and performances. The museum forms part of a complex which includes a restaurant and an intimate park featuring a trompe l’oeil mural entitled “Casa Alamitos”. The Robert Gumbiner Foundation Collection of Latin American Art comprises contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The collection focuses on the work of artists who have lived and worked in Latin America since 1945. especially those whose art interprets indigenous or regional themes and reflects the culture and geography of the country in which they live. Artists represented in the collection include Raul A. Anguiano,
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Alejandro Arango, Alfredo Castenada, Alejandro Colunga, Jose Luis Cuevas, Javier de la Garza, Arturo Elizondo. Julio Galan, Sergio Hernandez, Maximino Javier, Wifredo Lam, Fernando Luis, Javier Marin, Lucia Maya. Carlos Merida, Rodolfo Morales, Dulce Mania Nunez, Jose Clemente Orozco, Rodrigo Pimentel, Claudia Rodriguez, Cecilio Sanchez. Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, and Nauhm B. Zenil. and Francisco Zuniga, among many others.
Los Angeles Autry Museum of Western Heritage
Closed: Christmas Day. Thanksgiving Day.
Publications: brochures; exhibition catalogues: newsletter, “Spur” (quarterly).
The Autry Museum is devoted to the distinctive history and mythology of the American West, from its prehistoric roots to its Gold rush days and the romantic notions created by Hollywood. It is the only museum to span so broadly the Wests geographic and artistic scope and to present the regions diverse ethnic and cultural elements. Its nine galleries present a collection of national treasures – the art of F’rederic Remington. Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran; the armor of Spanish conquistadors; the spurs and saddles of cowboys and vaqueros, and costumes and posters from Americas most beloved Western films.