The Long Beach Museum of Art’s annual juried high school exhibition displaying artwork created by Long Beach Unified School District students is now open.
This year’s “Action: Art & Activism” exhibit showcases nearly 60 pieces of art selected by a panel of LBMA judges that were created by students from Cabrillo, Jordan, Lakewood, McBride, Millikan, Poly, Renaissance and Wilson high schools. More than 250 works of art were submitted for consideration.
“Students were asked to consider how art is used to share new perspectives, challenge the status quo, speak out against injustices and inspire others to take action,” states the LBMA website. “From women’s rights to environmental activism and racial justice, the breadth of these students’ calls for change underlines this generation’s collective pursuit of an equitable future.”
LBMA’s digital advertising material promoting this year’s exhibit also featured artwork by sophomore Arthur Emanuel Martinsde Alcanta of Lakewood High School, who was recently announced as the first-place high school division winner at the 2023 Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show.
The LBMA exhibition is open to the public through Sunday, April 2. Learn more at lbma.org.