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Long Beach Museum of Art  On view through January 6, 2019 | John Sonsini - Daywork: Portraits, Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts and Narsiso Martinez: Farm Fresh

‪Join LMBA for Family Artmaking this Sunday Nov 18th! Come make a book all about the journey our food takes to get to the table! ‬Inspired by @narsisomartinez Farm Fresh!
‪It’s almost Thanksgiving & we want to show we’re grateful for you with Free museum admission for every family that participates!‬
#lmba @longbeachlittles #art #familyart #longbeach #longbeachmuseumofart #makeart #freeevent #lingbeachevents

Emerging art collectors and young art patrons - we welcome you to EMERGE: ART FAIR, a unique art fair that features the work of 7 emerging to mid-career artists based in Southern California. EMERGE: ART FAIR provides an intimate art platform for discovering, exploring and acquiring work from the creators themselves.

This year’s exhibitors:
@narsisomartinez
@joel.thomas.design.works
@judsonstudios
@sharif5
@spenserlittleart
@art_dekarla
Jaye Russell

Come meet artists and join us in celebrating what art has to offer for both creative individuals and art admirers curious to learn more. #EmergeLBMA

For further information, please access: goo.gl/iprkPi

To our Veterans, Active Military and family of service members - thank you. We pay our remembrance and gratitude for your selfless service in protecting our Nation. 🇺🇸
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Veterans, Active Military and families - please enjoy FREE admission to the Museum today. We are open 11am - 5pm. #VeteransDay
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Pictured: Jane Brucker, Memorial Project, 2001-ongoing.

We invite you to join us this Saturday, Nov 10 from 5pm - 9pm for the opening reception of “26 on 3rd” at our downtown location, @lbma_x
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“26 on 3rd” highlights works from the Museum's permanent collection, generously gifted by arts patrons, Bret McAllister and Gary Greener. Featuring 26 seminal works, the exhibition includes artists such as #NanGoldin, #KeithHaring, #EdMoses, #SamDurant, #TonyBerlant and #LauraOwens. Donations from patrons such as McAllister and Greener have helped us continue to build the Museum’s permanent collection for nearly 70 years.
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Image: Keith Haring, Chocolate Buddha, 1-5, 1989
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LBMAx is located at 356 E 3rd Street, Long Beach, 90802

A toast to the autumn sunset during Thursday’s Happy Hour at Claire’s! #happybirthdayron #happyhoursunset #clairesatthemuseum #novemberatlbma

What an evening! Thank you to all who came out and celebrated with us despite the rain and (spectacular) lightning show ⚡️⚡️ We are so thankful to our many Museum members, supporters and friends - you enrich our community!
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On view through January 6, 2019: John Sonsini - Daywork: Portraits, Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts and Narsiso Martinez: Farm Fresh
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#JohnSonsini #JaneBrucker #NarsisoMartinez

Celebrate with us tomorrow, 7pm – 9pm, for the grand opening of John Sonsini – Daywork: Portraits. We will have signed catalogues, craft cocktails, jackfruit tacos, music and great spirits as we raise a glass to our new exhibitions.
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Daywork: Portraits, the first comprehensive exhibition of one of the most celebrated series of portrait paintings by Los Angeles‐based artist, John Sonsini, surveys a compelling body of work that captures the personalities and characteristics of Latino day laborers living in Los Angeles. Spanning nearly two decades, the exhibition at @lbmaorg explores the history of Sonsini’s subject matter and the development of the artist’s distinct, expressionistic painting style. Accompanied by his still life paintings, the compilation of these works provides powerful insight into Sonsini’s career as a painter of people.
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Pictured: John Sonsini, Adolfo, 2005.

Now on view - Narsiso Martinez: FARM FRESH
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Since moving to the United States from Oaxaca, Mexico 20 years ago and immersing himself in to the pursuit of higher education, Martinez has developed a unique artistic style that involves assembling or layering discarded produce boxes as his foundation, and incorporating particular elements of the material in a manner which appears to guide the subject matter.
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Martinez lays down a diverse range of media such as, charcoal, oil stick, acrylic paint, and gold leaf to create a narrative that transcends any linear sense of time or space—a forgotten memory or dream-like scene, at times may resonate with viewers. Elegant figures organically fill the pictorial landscape, intertwining them against the cartons’ various branding – and seemingly kitsch–logos. The composition of these two strikingly varying components conveys a poignant juxtaposition of the chain of hands through which produce travels within our nation’s agribusiness.

On view: Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts
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“Jane Brucker’s newest installation, Fragile Thoughts, grew out of research into an important historical figure, Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, a philanthropist who worked to improve the health and education for women and girls at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
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It also happens that @lbmaorg is housed in Anderson’s West Coast beach home, built in 1912. In the installation, seven vintage chairs - two of them of which actually belonged to Brucker’s grandparents - are arranged in a circle, as if having a conversation with one another.” (Words by Scarlet Chang, LA based arts writer and educator)
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Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts, is a collaboration with @judsonstudios and is supported by a generous grant from the @pasadenaartalliance.
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Process detail of: Brucker, Jane. Fragile Thoughts. 2018, antique chairs and glass elements (fused, stained and painted). (Photo by Kyle Mickelson, courtesy of the artist)

LBMA is pleased to announce the opening of Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts this Friday, September 28. A hallmark of Brucker’s work is the combining of found objects and heirlooms with other materials—textiles, wood, glass, paper, text, and cast metals to create works with a resonant poetic spirit and a tactile sensibility. Objects and materials are transformed through Brucker’s attention to detail.
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“Jane Brucker sifts through the layers of her own past, finding and retrieving things that have been left behind by her parents and grandparents, as well as the dearly departed of others. She incorporates them into her artwork, both as a way to remember and to honor the past. In re-working and re-framing these objects, she also suggests our own reconstruction and reconfiguration of memory.” (Words by Scarlet Cheng, LA based arts writer and educator)
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Jane Brucker: Fragile Thoughts, is a collaboration with @judsonstudios and is supported by a generous grant from the @pasadenaartalliance.
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Image: Brucker, Jane. Building Book. 2002, fishing line, pearl necklace, Kidder-Parker book. (Photo by Brian Forrest, courtesy of the artist)

This weekend - the last chance to view Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly, and what a treat it has been.
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Pictured: @spenserlittleart installation of Matisse lying bedside drawing with a bamboo stick in his last years of life. Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos
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#Matisse #EllsworthKelly

Join us this Friday, August 24th for V&VIII: The New Contemporary artist panel discussion, museum tour and dinner with POW! WOW! artists: Michael Reeder (@reederone), Lauren YS (@squid.licker) and Spenser Little (@spenserlittleart) (pictured).
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The discussion, moderated by the Museum’s Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson and the co-owner of @thinkspace_art and co-curator of #VitalityandVerve III, Andrew Hosner will offer great insight in to the conceptual ideas and processes these artists implement in their work.
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6pm – 9pm at LBMA | Tickets $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers | For ticket reservations, please DM us or contact Education at clairep@lbma.org
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9. Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

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