Our Mission

The MOLAA Shop supports the Museum of Latin American Art in its mission to expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.


The Museum of Latin American Art is the nation's pioneering museum dedicated to modern & contemporary Latin American and Latina/o/x art and culture. MOLAA is Engaging, Unique, Intellectually Stimulating, Relevant to Diverse Communities and Alice with Culture!

Our History

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latina/o/x art. Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled its size and added a 15,000 sq. ft. sculpture garden. Its permanent collection now numbers over 1,300 works of art.

The Museum is located in the city’s rapidly developing East Village Arts District. Between 1913 and 1918 the site that the Museum now occupies was home to the Balboa Amusement Producing Company, then the World’s most productive and innovative silent film studio. Before there was a Hollywood, Balboa was the king of the silver screen, producing as much as 20,000 feet of negative film a week.

The building that was renovated and became MOLAA’s Balboa Events Center may have been part of the old Balboa film studios. MOLAA’s exhibition galleries, administrative offices and store are housed in what was once a roller skating rink known as the Hippodrome. Built in the late 1920s, after the film studios were gone, the Hippodrome was a haven for skaters for four decades. The building then served as a senior health center for fifteen years. The high vaulted ceilings and beautiful wooden floors were perfectly suited for the Hippodrome's final metamorphosis into the Museum of Latin American Art.

What We Do

Find Us

628 Alamitos Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: +1 562-216-4102

In person store hours:
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST