Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum



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Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum on the Cal State Long Beach campus is a community of people who examine, critique, and create contemporary art and culture.

Since its foundation as a collecting institution in 1973, when it was called University Art Museum, the Museum has worked with individuals, foundations, business, and governmental agencies to collect over 2,000 objects. When the Museum reopened in 2022 following a two-year facility expansion, the collection was made more available in expanded galleries and in new archives and works on paper study rooms.

Construction began in June 2020 on the $24 million project, which will expand the museum by 4,000 square feet, more than doubling the exhibit space. The project also includes an education program center, archives and — perhaps most significant — enough secure storage to hold all of the museum’s collections.​

The historically significant Hampton Collection features 89 works by 43 artists, including five exceptional paintings by Lee Krasner.

Situated throughout the University’s lush 320−acre midcentury modern campus, the Public Art Park includes many historic works of art, from mosaics, murals, and outdoor sculpture collection is the Museum’s oldest collection and has grown to include several historic works.

Credit: Overview from museum website