Long Beach Museum of Art Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Museum’s Impressive Collection


Hans Burkhardt - The Final Pilgrimage, 1956 - Oil on linen, 32 x 42. Gift of Mrs. Hans G. Burkhardt - Courtesy of The Long Beach Museum of Artist

The Long Beach Museum of
announced that 2010 marks the 60th
Anniversary of the Museum’s impressive permanent collection.
celebrate this exciting milestone, the Museum will present an extended
exhibition series titled Celebrating Sixty, which will feature eight rotating
exhibitions that respectively highlight specific elements of the rich history of
the Museum’s collection.The first
installment of Celebrating Sixty will offer a glimpse into the past of the Long
Beach Museum of Art when they open to the public on Friday, February 5,
The exhibitions will highlight the extraordinary legacy of the
Museum, offering the public an opportunity to view a variety of works from the
permanent collection and gain a more thorough understanding of the tremendous
impact that the Museum has had on the history of contemporary art in Southern
California since 1950. Many of the works presented in Celebrating Sixty have not
been seen in decades.