SAVE THE DATE: Spring Exhibitions Closing Reception and 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Free and open to the public | RSVP

Save the date closing reception and 50th Anniversary celebration

Celebrate spring exhibitions, featured artists, and 50 Years of community building at Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum. Join us for a momentous occasion honoring of our past, present, and exhibitions which demonstrate a vibrant showcase of where we are headed. 

Enjoy live DJ sets throughout the night, artist-inspired art activities for all ages, complimentary snacks, and a cash bar before or after experiencing exhibitions closing May 9.

Day at the Beach & Second Saturday: Family Day

April 13, 2024 | 10AM–2PM | FREE

Second Saturday Family Days offer educator-guided art-making for all skill levels. Related to current exhibitions, these special weekend programs allow folks of all ages to participate in free activities for the whole family. 

This April, enjoy more campus-wide programming for Day at the Beach, including a workshop led by exhibiting artist Ahree Lee in conjunction with her exhibition Fabrication.

Artist Workshop with Ahree Lee: Futures Bazaar

April 13, 2024 | 11AM–1PM | FREE | Register on Eventbrite

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Limited space available. Registration is strongly encouraged. This is a family-friendly activity, and folks of all ages are welcome to participate.

Have you ever wondered what life might be like if history had gone one way instead of another? Popular media like The Man in the High CastleThe Handmaid's Tale, and Everything, Everywhere, All at Once show what others have imagined, but you can imagine the future, too!

In this workshop we will collaborate in imagining different possible futures and bring objects from those future worlds to life using discarded household objects and art supplies. We will put these artifacts from the future on display for each other in a "Futures Bazaar" — a marketplace where multiple futures co-exist, and where they will be documented to provoke, delight, and inspire others.

Build your fantastical world and establish your artifacts with a plethora of complimentary craft materials provided by the Museum. Sculpt, draw, and write your world into existence and generate your reality with mark making and shape building supplies.

Participants are encouraged to bring materials from home for “future fodder”
Be sure to collect personal items that represent significant topics, events, industries, or serve as symbols for areas of investment. These sentimental materials for help with the visioning process.


Event Contact: Erin Stout, Ph.D.,

Tuesday Talk: Chelsea Mosher

April 16 | 12PM | FREE

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CSULB Photography Faculty Chelsea Mosher will discuss It moves forward, always.

Chelsea Mosher lives and works in Long Beach, California. Her work is represented in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the special collections of LACMA, Stanford Libraries, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited widely in the US and her work can be seen in the upcoming Getty Pacific Standard Time exhibition, Desert Forest: Life with Joshua Trees. Mosher is an adjunct professor in the art departments of UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, and Orange Coast College.

Tuesday Talk: Lacey Lennon

April 23  | 12PM | FREE

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CSULB Assistant Professor of Art in Photography Lacey Lennon will discuss It moves forward, always, a group exhibition, which she co-curated with Museum director Paul Baker Prindle and Professor of Art in Photography Rebecca Sittler.

Lacey Lennon is an artist working in photography, performance and video. Lennon has exhibited her work at / Slash Art, San Francisco; Webber gallery, Los Angeles; Brown Fine Arts Center Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. Her work has been featured in publications such as Artforum, LA Times Image, and Frieze magazine. Lennon holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art Photography program, where she was awarded the H. Lee Hirsche Prize, the Alice Kimball English Fellowship, and the A-Z West Residency. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography at California State University, Long Beach, and currently a Critic in the Graduate Photography program at the Yale School of Art. Lennon lives and works in Los Angeles. 

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Tuesday Talk: Brett Mizelle

May 7 | 12PM | FREE

Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at CSULB will discuss Rita Letendre’s work.

Brett Mizelle is Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at California State University Long Beach. His publications include articles, book chapters, and reviews in the fields of nineteenth-century American history and the history of human-animal relationships.

Virtual Event Archive

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum National Design Month 

2021 National Design Awards: InVert Self-Shading Window | Climate Action
via Cooper Hewitt YouTube Channel

 Taking Action on Climate Change with Doris Sung, National D

























































Teaching with Design: Taking Action on Climate Change with Doris Sung
via Smithsonian Education YouTube Channel

Art Encounter Programs

Art Encounter YouTube Playlist
via Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum YouTube Channel

Earthly Matters: Artist Neha Choksi and Curator Kristina Newhouse in Conversation
via Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum YouTube Channel



 Plugged-In Virtual Connections and Art Encounter


























































Plugged-In Classroom Connections serves students in the Long Beach and ABC Unified School Districts with in-person and virtual art activities at no cost to schools or students. The recently expanded program presents arts-integrated lessons for elementary school, high school students, and life-long learners. Lessons offer multidisciplinary enrichment for educators and learners of all ages, especially for K-12 students in need of creative activities. With this program fully funded by the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation, Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum is the largest provider of K-12 art education programs of any museum in the City of Long Beach.

Explore our archive of virtual programming, including our artist video series, and Art Encounter content will be accessible on our new Watch pageYouTube, and on Instagram TV.  A generous grant from the RuMBa Foundation funded the entirety of video production and allows growth of the program to serve teens and young adults. 

The ConSortiUm coalition is a newly formed collaborative project of CSU art museums and galleries presenting PLATFORM, a virtual event series for 2020–2021. Programs actively engage students, faculty, staff, and communities through visual arts-based discussion. ConSortiUm features live virtual conversations with contemporary artists, collectives, and curators whose work is critical to current re-imaginings of the art world, and the world at large.  All events are presented live via Zoom and during Pacific Standard Time hours with access for all CSU campuses. These events are also free and open to the public. Recordings of the events will be available for post live-stream viewing and archived by the sponsoring institutions for future viewing.

The 2020–2021 inaugural program, PLATFORM, featured curators Erin Christovale and Valerie Cassel; artists Beatriz Cortez, Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, Eyal Weizman, Shuan Leonardo, Howardena Pindell; and People's Kitchen Collective. More programming in the 2021–2022 academic year to be announced.

ConSortiUm’s participating CSU art museums and galleries include:
Bakersfield, Todd Madigan Gallery; Chico, Janet Turner Print Museum; East Bay, University Art Gallery; Fresno, Center for Creativity and the Arts; Fullerton, Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery and Grand Central Art Center; Humboldt, Reese Bullen Gallery and Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery; Long Beach, School of Art and Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex; Northridge, Art Galleries; Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don B. Huntley Gallery; Sacramento, University Galleries; San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art; San Diego, University Art Galleries; San Francisco, Fine Arts Gallery; San Jose, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery; San Luis Obispo, University Art Gallery; Sonoma, University Art Gallery; and Stanislaus, University Art Gallery and Stan State Art Space.

We welcome students from all academic programs to connect with contemporary art with us.  The museum encourages professors and campus communities to use our collections and exhibitions as an educational resource.  The museum actively develops multidisciplinary programming with Cal State Long Beach faculty to link museum content to curriculum, positively impact our campus communities, and help students reach learning objectives. We regularly collaborate with the School of Art as a partner in the presentation of the annual student exhibition, Insights, and serve as a mentoring organization for the Museum and Curatorial Studies Graduate Program.

The Plugged-In Virtual Connections Program was developed to align with Common Core, State and National Standards in the areas of visual arts, social studies, language arts and mathematics. Every semester, this multi-phase program introduces students to contemporary artist practices, permanent collection works or current exhibitions, and visual elements and principles, while connecting to grade subject matter.  Through guided lessons, students create related art projects that encourage critical thinking, collaborative process skills, and emotional awareness.