Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum Opens its Doors with New Look, New Exhibits

Mar 24, 2022 | Press

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

California State University, Long Beach

A project to more than double the exhibition space and add state-of-the-art supporting functions at the Kleefeld, as some at Cal State Long Beach call it, is nearly complete after 18 months of construction. The work is part of a $24 million renovation that includes upgrades to the Steve and Nini Horn Center and landscaping around the building that includes multiple sculpture installations.

“We’ve suffered from some supply-chain issues, like everyone,” museum spokeswoman Amanda Fruta said, “but we’re opening essentially on time. Some of the smaller things aren’t done yet, but we’re ready for the public.”

The Museum opens with temporary limited hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in addition to second Saturdays and reservation-based visitation on Fridays.

Tours of the Public Art Park, including campus sculpture gardens, murals and a new mosaic are available at noon each second Saturday of the month starting with opening day on February 12. The Museum is closed Sundays and Mondays.

The transformation is intended to better serve visitors with accessible facilities, inclusive policies and multi-use spaces that will make the only free museum in Long Beach welcoming for everyone. Renovations also offer opportunities for groups to host small receptions outside on Patron’s Plaza and in the north gardens.


Original Article from Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum by By Janis Carr

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