Torrance Art Museum

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Torrance Art Museum - exterior shot © Courtesy TAM
Systems Theory (installation shot), Jan 12-Mar 8, 2008 (Works: Sky Burchard, Foreground; Kiel Johnson, Background) © Courtesy TAM
Systems Theory (installation shot), Jan 12 - Mar 8, 2008 (Works: Flora Kao, Foreground; Kiel Johnson, Background) © Courtesy TAM
Plainer (opening night), Jan 2006 (Work: Constance Mallinson) © Courtesy TAM
Plainer (opening night), Jan 2006 © Courtesy TAM
Flourish (installation shot), Jun 2006 (Works Left Right; Ceres Madoo, Phoebe Sarason, Marcy Freedman, Alexis Weidig) © Courtesy TAM
Megan Geckler, "Fill It Up and Pour It down the Inside", 2006 © Courtesy TAM
Nancy Braver, "Plastics" (installation shot), 2005 © Courtesy TAM
It Figures (installation shot), Jan 2007 (Works Left Right: Drew Dominick, Faris Mc Reynolds, Mary Yuonakof) © Courtesy TAM
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
Venue Type: Museum
Max Presneill, Director
Open hours
Tues-Sat 11-5
(310) 618-6340

About the Museum

The Torrance Art Museum is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the City of Torrance Community Services Department.  The Cultural Services Division is responsible for City-sponsored arts and cultural initiatives held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and throughout the City.

Through its emphasis on contemporary artistic expression in Southern California, the Torrance Art Museum brings together visual artists and community members; fosters personal and civic well being by inspiring understanding and appreciation of the visual arts; promotes meaningful experiences in the arts to strengthen creative and critical thinking skills; and builds bridges between the visual arts and other disciplines in the humanities and sciences.

Exhibitions have been made possible in partnership with the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation, Inc. Educational programming has been supplemented by a generous grant from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and his Arts Education Partnership.

Admission to exhibits at the Torrance Art Museum is free. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 - 5 pm. Additional information about special events and upcoming arts programming at the Torrance Art Museum can be requested by email at or by calling 310-618-6340.

Additional program:

Stories in Art, a program for children ages 5 to 10 years and their parents, combines viewing and discussing visual arts in the Torrance Art Museum.  The theme of each art exhibit is reinforced with appropriate literature selected by Torrance's Youth Services Librarian and a hands-on art project prepared by a professional artist.   Four Stories in Art sessions are scheduled in conjunction with each museum exhibition cycle.

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