El Segundo Museum of Art

Open to the public Friday through Sunday

ESMoA - sbbjThe El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) opened its doors in January 2013 with the intent to make art more accessible through creative and interactive experiences designed to engage the community.

Founded by Brian and Eva Sweeney and curated by Bernhard Zuenkeler, ESMoA is a non-profit art space located in a new building next to the former post office on Main Street.

The museum has about 2,000 square feet of soaring exhibit space and is open to the public free of charge Friday through Sunday.

During the week, it functions as a laboratory for teachers and students from the local schools.

Concerned with the cut backs in school art programs, one of the Sweeney’s goals is to have all local school children come through the space to experience international art first hand.

The opening exhibit featured mostly classic and contemporary pieces from the Sweeney’s personal collection. ESMoA plans to showcase other private collections and individual works as well.

Throughout the summer, the museum will host a variety of programs – from drop-in life drawing workshops, tango lessons and a yoga class, to a discussion of nudity in art followed by the communal preparation of a seasonal meal using modern day aphrodisiacs.

ESMoA is determined to spread the spark of creativity in this laboratory by the sea.

For additional information, visit the website at http://esmoa.org/ or call 424-277-1020.

ESMoA is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo.

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