Image Credit: Cristian Castro (Argentina, b. 1971) Rusty Boy, 2017. Wood, MDF, polyester and Polyprimer, 12”x14”x11”. Courtesy of the artist. EXHIBITION El Exploratorio: Zona I – Beyond the Limits and the Processes of Creation Beyond the Limits and the Processes of Creation WHEN On View:April 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018 WHERE GALLERY A & ½ B MORE INFO 562.437.1689 GET TICKETS El Exploratorio: Zona I – Beyond the Limits and the Processes of Creation Over the course of human evolution, technological and scientific innovation has played a fundamental role in aesthetic development. Aristotle referred to art as techne, the practical skills and knowledge necessary for humans to create, with the potential of establishing new realities never before imagined. Leonardo da Vinci conceptualized, designed and built various objects and devices where art, science, and mechanical advancements converged, branding him a genius ahead of his time and creating a blueprint for the humanist ideal of the Renaissance. A Neo-Renaissance began in the mid-20th century and continues today—with more visibility than ever—as we turn to science and technology to identify new forms of expression. This investigation of hybridity, reproduction, fragmentation and appropriation is accepted as standard practice in various arenas but how does this translate in the creative field? Exploratorioexamines how contemporary artists not only reflect on or become inspired by scientific and technological improvements, but utilize these advancements as tools in developing new aesthetic discourses, processes, and creative practice. ADDRESS + DIRECTIONS 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone 562.437.1689 Fax 562.216.4190 There is ample free parking adjacent to the Museum. GO METRO: The METRO Blue Line connects Los Angeles to Long Beach. Exit 5th St. Station at 598 N. Long Beach Blvd. LB, 90802. From the train platform, take 6th street east to Alamitos. Arrive at the Museum, located between 6th and 7th street at 628 Alamitos Ave, LB. 90802. For your best route, use METRO’s Trip Planner. MUSEUM + STORE HOURS Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday (extended hours) - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday - Closed 4th of July - Closed Thanksgiving - Closed Christmas / December 24 and December 25 - Closed New Years Day - Closed ADMISSION PRICING General Admission $ 10.00 Seniors $ 7.00 Students $ 7.00 MOLAA Members FREE Children under 12 years FREE Free Admission Every Sunday Free Admission the fourth Thursday of every month between 5:00-9:00 p.m. Parking $5 JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER Sign up for MOLAA's email announcements and receive information about exhibitions, educational programs and events.