The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum as the university expanded and updated the museum at Cal State University Long Beach in Long Beach Monday, Jan 31, 2022. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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California State University, Long Beach

Kleefeld to limited visiting hours but expanded hours to come

After nearly two years of construction, Cal State Long Beach’s newly renovated and expanded Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, formerly known as the University Art Museum, is just days away from welcoming guests once again.

“After two years of working to expand and transform our museum, we are overjoyed to welcome our communities to experience our arts complex, new exhibitions and more,” CSULB museum director Paul Baker Prindle said. “We are very excited to advance our focus on visual abstraction, material innovation and arts integration and offer improved access to our collection as an educational resource that is owned by all Californians.”

The museum will open to the public on Saturday, presenting an entirely new concept in appearance and purpose since its founding in 1973. Notably, the museum is bigger. Much, much bigger. Four thousand square feet were added to the museum since construction began in June 2020, more than doubling the exhibit space.

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Original Article from Long Beach Business Journal by Cheantay Jensen