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Museum of Latin American Art Is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary

For 25 years, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) has showcased some of the world’s brightest Latino and Latina artists and has brought arts education directly to the community. MOLAA has served more than 1 million visitors over the last 25 years

MOLAA has hosted more than 180 exhibitions of Latinx and Latin American Masters and up-and-coming artists.

MOLAA’s mission has expanded to represent Latinx art in addition to Latin American art.

MOLAA has approximately 1,600 artworks are in the collection.

Did you know the current museum building transformed from the Balboa Film Studio and The Hippodrome, a local roller skating rink?

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the Greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latin art.MOLAA expands the knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latin art through its collection, innovative exhibitions, stimulating educational programs and engaging cultural events.

We have available for interviews Solimar Salas, Vice President of Museum Content & Programming MOLAA.

 She can discuss the Museum’s history, future and provide a tour.

 If interested, please call us at (626) 437.3354 to schedule an interview.



  • Lydia Elaine Ringwald says:

    In the 1920s the property was a roller skating rink, with splendid wood floors. Then it was the Gumbiner medical facility with
    Dr. Gumbiner’s private collection of Latin American art.
    Then the property became a museum with a stunning expansion supervised by the Museum Director Gregorio Luke, who preserved and integrated the some of the original wood floors into the design of new museum facility.
    An amazing history…25 years…
    I remember when Gloria Contreras’s dance company – Taller Coreografico performed at MOLAA. Gloria, a Professor of Dance at the University of Mexico in Mexico City, was a former Joffrey Ballet star…and mother of Gregorio Luke.
    And there were many more fabulous memories…
    The actor Carlos Rivas was honored at the Museum of Latin American Art with a screening of ‘True Grit’ and his other films.
    Our heart and history is with the Museum of Latin American Art…
    with memories of sparkling experiences over 25 years…
    Lydia Ringwald