Prior to joining MOLAA
, Gordon was a vice president at the Robert Gumbiner Foundation in Long Beach, Calif., which founded MOLAA
In this way, the building is in harmony with our mission," says Gregorio Luke, until recently MoLAA
"I don't necessarily think that the excessive popularity of an artist is a bad thing," says MoLAA
's Gregorio Luke.
A distinguished philanthropist and prolific art collector, Gumbiner has contributed assets to MoLAA
of $40 million over the past decade.
is fast becoming the reference place of choice for Latino art in the U.S., and Luke's expertise and strong commitment to the arts is only a catalyst for the change.
LONG BEACH, CA -- The Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA
), the only museum in the western United States that focuses exclusively on contemporary Latin American fine art, has opened it doors to the much anticipated sculpture garden that features a variety of Latin America's most noted contemporary sculptors.
Gumbiner, still energetic at 82 and the chairman of the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA
), reminisced one weekday afternoon in Long Beach, Calif., about his life-long passions, medicine and art, and how the two naturally intertwined.
However, "there is still a perception of Mexican and Latin American art as `the other' art, as an art which is color, an art which is naive, that is supposed to respond to a certain set of cultural expectations," said Gregorio Luke, director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA
) in Long Beach, Calif.