The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)* says that attendance at AAMD museums was over 60 million in 2015. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Travel Association, “76 percent of all U.S. leisure travelers participate in cultural or heritage activities such as visiting museums.”
Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) is the top rated traditional museum in the area, according to TripAdvisor, just falling behind the Queen Mary for any museum-type institutions in the area. Located just a few minutes from the Long Beach airport, the Long Beach Museum of Art is only a 30-minute drive from either LAX or John Wayne Airport (SNA).
Long Beach Museum of Art was founded in 1950 as a municipal art center, and is located in the historic 1911 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House. In 2000, the Museum restored the residence and constructed a new two-story exhibition pavilion. Since then, the Museum has offered diverse and compelling exhibitions, which has resulted in increased visitors and program attendance.