Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art Celebrates Women’s History Month This Weekend


If your weekend is still woefully devoid of plans, we have two suggestions for you. First, read our Web site more. Second, head to the Museum of Latin American Art, which is celebrating Women’s History Month with free admission on March 12 as a part of “Smithsonian Museum Day Live!” The museum is accepting Michelle Obama’s challenge to empower women and girls of color through the arts.

The exhibition It Starts from Within: Art, Power and Expression will feature a panel of female artists from the current Who Are You? exhibition at the museum. All of the artists are all local to Los Angeles and either live, work, or study in Long Beach; moreover, the group is made exclusively of women of color who hail from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The exhibit and panel curator, Gabriela Martinez, is a female artist focused on the visual arts. It’s her hope to inspire all women of color to be more creative in their respective fields. The panelists will engage in a casual discussion revolving around their work and what it’s like being a self-driven artist.

Check out the showcase and the discussion on Saturday, March 12. The panel runs from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is open to all ages. Register for the event as a member for the free admission on the MOLAA Web site.

→ MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, 562.437.1689