On July 7, the Long Beach Museum of Art will welcome summer with the celebration of four exhibitions highlighting the southern California community at its “LBMA After Dark.” The event will feature an evening filled with food, drinks, live entertainment and world-class art from 7pm to 10pm. The featured exhibitions will include a wide range of subjects, media, and artistic styles, ranging from portraits by Ray Turner to sculpture by Claire Falkenstein, and depictions of the Port of Long Beach to abstract works by Pablo Picasso.
As part of the Museum’s continuing exhibition history of supporting the vibrant arts community of Southern California, this summer’s featured exhibitions will include Ray Turner: Population and Good Man/Bad Man, Port Reflections: A Centennial Celebration of the Port of Long Beach, The Wilma and Roland Duquette Collection and The Jason Wong Estate. All of these exhibitions will be on display through September 11, 2011.
The Museum will host a reception for Museum members, artists, sponsors and press from 5pm to 7pm, after which the campus will transition into “LBMA After Dark” and open to the public with a $10 cover charge at the door.
This celebration of art, food and entertainment expands the Museum campus with a lounge-style setting that will feature modernist furniture with a cool vibe, a $4 cash bar, an appetizer menu, and musical entertainment. Local Long Beach band Psychic Temple will kick off “After Dark” with their experimental jazz performance, with rhythmic inspiration from microhouse accompanied by a folk music melody. Visitors will enjoy spinning by Los Angeles-based DJ Josh One as he fills in with mixes between the bands to kick-off summer at the Museum. Guests can dance the night away on the bluff-top property as The Tyde closes out the evening with upbeat surf tunes to fill the ocean air.
The Museum’s galleries and store are open Thursday 11am to 8pm and Friday through Sunday 11am to 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors age 62 and older, free for members and children under 12, and free for everyone on Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm and all day on Friday.