EXHIBITION Whims and Absurdities WHEN On View:December 13, 2013 - May 4, 2014 WHERE Galleries MORE INFO (562) 437-1689 GET TICKETS Whims and Absurdities features a selection of pieces from the MOLAA Permanent Collection made by artists who use humorous and fanciful imagery to investigate personal, regional and universal concerns. As far back as the Middle Ages, artists have created images and objects, ranging from the delightful to the bizarre, which challenged the way that viewers perceive reality. Latin American artists have added to this genre by inserting popular art elements and themes unique to their own mestizo origins. The exhibition’s four sections investigate diverse aspects of the imaginary and fantastic in Latin America. Ancestral Connections juxtaposes the work of masters and younger artists to explore pre-Hispanic themes and symbols. The artists in Humor and Identity produce critical, comedic and sometimes grotesque works in wrestling with both identity issues and historical problems. Transcendent Landscapes features both abstract and surreal environments created by artists who look to the dynamic aspect of nature and the universe for inspiration. Myths and Mysticism explores the human fascination with rituals, spirituality and the divine. Whims and Absurdities was curated by Gabriela Martínez with Idurre Alonso 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.