Torrance Art Museum (TAM) is the premier viewing space for contemporary visual art in the South Bay. It opened in 2005 in the former site of the Joselyn Center. It is located in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, the largest art complex in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. The museum is located at 3320 Civic Center Drive in Torrance 90503, and can be reached by calling 310-618-6388. Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11am to 5pm. Exhibitions are free.
The mission of TAM is to invigorate the South Bay community by exhibiting and interpreting works of Visual Arts through an emphasis on contemporary art. TAM brings together visual artists and community members to foster individual artistic expression and civic well-being by inspiring understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. The TAM promotes meaningful experiences in the arts to strengthen creative and critical thinking skills, and builds bridges between the visual arts and other disciplines.
The Museum encourages all people to develop and increase their understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary artwork via a variety of exhibitions offered in its two gallery spaces, as well as educational programs, artist talks, lectures, and symposia.
Through its emphasis on contemporary artistic expression in Southern California and globally, 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.
Torrance Art Museum is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the City of Torrance Community Services Department.