After a short SAA meeting, Sue Ann Robinson (the museum's Director of Collections) showed us the exhibits. First was the Small Expressions 2012 exhibit that was part of the Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence 2012 Convention. We were allowed to take pictures of this exhibit. Here are three works that were made an impression on me.
This first piece is called Hydrangea by artist Lisa Hart. It's made with real Hydrangea petals.
This woven piece is called Dialogue II by artist Marcia Weiss. She used cotton and linen thread to weave this intricate design.
Artist Jenine Shereos piece is called Leaves. She used human hair to make this delicate leaves.
On the same floor as the Small Expressions exhibit is the permanent collections which included California Modernism and Contemporary Art of California. Amazing pieces.
The other current exhibit is called Buena Vista: California Painters in Mexico. Another inspiring exhibit. If you are in the Long Beach area, I highly recommend visiting the Long Beach Museum of Art.