El Segundo Museum of Art Introduces Silence

Posted by on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 10:01am.

Silence has been introduced at the El Segundo Museum of Art and provides a look at artists using an interesting connection between contrast, pattern, color and line. The clearness of these pieces provides something not always found with this type of art. Concepts within each piece are taken from modern and abstract art.

The exhibit opened at ESMoA on Sunday, February 2nd. Many juxtapositions present a look at the abstraction of this specific exhibit. It will be on display through May 4th and provides works from Ralph Fleck, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Wassiliy Kandinsky and many others.

About the El Segundo Museum of Art

ESMoA was started by Brian and Eva Sweeney, owners of the private art initiative artlab21 Foundation. They were approached by Mayor Eric Busch in El Segundo about displaying their collection for the public. This is where ESMoA got its start. Their collection includes over 500 works of art from artists such as:

  • Monet
  • Pissarro
  • Alma-Tadema
  • Mondrian
  • Doig
  • Warhol
  • Cornell
  • And Others!

They have loaned many pieces from their collection to other Los Angeles museums.

In 2011, the ESMoA building was construction to help the Sweeneys display and grow their collection. The building was designed by Eva Sweeney with John Milander Architects. The main gallery uses light tubes to provide adjustable solar lighting. It was built to hold sculptures and paintings and stands over two stories tall.

Visiting the Museum

The museum is open from 10am to 5pm Friday through Sunday and by appointment only Monday through Thursday. Admission is free. ESMoA is located at 208 Main Street in El Segundo, California.

The museum does allow still photography for private use only. No flash photography or tripods are allowed. Sketching is also permitted in the ESMoA gallery, when approved by the staff.

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