Museum of Latin American Art MOLAA

I had the pleasure to visit this incredible museum of Latin American art. It is a museum located in downtown Long Beach, California that showcases modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. The art in the museum covers a variety of styles, themes, and media from Latin American and Latino artists. Some of the current exhibitions are Yolanda Gonzales’ Metamorphosis: The Evolution of Vision and Dreans, and Fernando Botero.

Yolanda González is an American multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. She was born in 1964 in San Gabriel Valley after her parents came from Mexico. She is descended from a family of artists, whose early work can be dated to 1877. She primarily works in ceramics, drawing, painting, and printmaking. She is known for her portraits of people and animals that capture their personalities and emotions.

Yolanda Gonzalez: Metamorphosis: The Evolution of Visions and Dreams is an exhibition of the Chicana artist Yolanda Gonzalez at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California. It is the first in-depth exhibition of her work, showcasing her paintings, prints, ceramics, and sculptures that span more than four decades of artistic production. The exhibition explores the themes of identity, culture, family, nature, and dreams that inspire her creative process. The exhibition runs from February 19, 2023 until July 30, 2023.

Fernando Botero is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín in 1932. He is known for his paintings and sculptures of inflated human and animal shapes, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, is influenced by the pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial art of his homeland, as well as by the works of Diego Rivera, Francisco de Goya, and Diego Velázquez. He has exhibited his art around the world and has received many awards and honours for his contribution to Latin American culture.

Botero at MOLAA is an exhibition of the Colombian artist Fernando Botero at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach, California. It is a retrospective of his work, featuring paintings, sculptures, and drawings that span more than 60 years of his prolific career. The exhibition also explores his influences from the pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial art of his homeland. The exhibition runs from April 16, 2022 until September 18, 2022.

I found this museum rich in Latin American art very charming. If you visit Long Beach California don’t miss out on this museum. You can visit it from Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The address is 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90802.

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