The Long Beach City College Art Gallery is dedicated to providing students, faculty, and the campus community with access to regionally significant artwork in support of departmental student learning outcomes. The Gallery is also a hub for Long Beach community involvement through its support from the LBCC Fine Arts Associates and the Arts Council for Long Beach. Each academic year the gallery hosts multiple exhibitions including the annual Student Exhibition held at the end of each Spring semester. A bi-annual faculty exhibition is also an essential part of the gallery programming.
In Art 12, Exhibition Design and Gallery Practices, students collectively curate an exhibition, guided by the LBCC gallery director. Selection of artists and artworks specifically with the LBCC Art Gallery in mind will be made. Art handling, installation techniques, lighting, announcement design and hosting a reception will be covered. Artist’s studio, gallery and museum visits are an integral component of Art 12.
The Gallery is also the location for Visiting Artists lectures centered on current exhibitions. Previous Visiting Artists have included: Kim Abeles, Keith Walsh, Philip Vaughan, Lynne McDaniel, Jeremy Kidd, Max Presneill, James Scott, visiting British photographer, William Ellis, Suzanne Pugh, Alexandra Hopp, Eric Silva, Mary Donald as well as Ron Nelson, Director Long Beach Museum of Art and Jo Lauria, curator.