Located on a bluff overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, the museum grounds include a new pavilion with two floors of gallery space for changing exhibitions. The permanent collection includes approximately 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts objects. Strengths include American decorative arts objects, early 20th century European art, California Modernism, and contemporary art of California. Of interest on museum grounds are also the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house and oceanfront gardens.
45 works of Matisse, from quick sketches to detailed images, adjacent to selections of Kelly's own large-scale Suite of Plant Lithographs
New works by 15 artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement
Practices by emerging artists that exploit the malleability of clay