An institution in Long Beach that's bringing contemporary art of Latin America to the public.
Founded in 1996 by Dr. Robert Gumbiner, this is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the exhibition, interpretation and study of the contemporary art of Mexico, Central and South America and the Spanish speaking Caribbean. Housed on the site of a former silent movie studio, MoLAA has been transformed under the auspices of distinguished Mexican architect Manuel Rosen and is a cornerstone of Long Beach's developing East Village Arts District. The enlarged museum is now triple in size and includes a gift shop and restaurant. The adjacent building is a performing arts center. MoLAA has a permanent collection of more than 1,000 items, in addition to changing exhibitions.