Top Spots on Campus
EARL BURNS MILLER JAPANESE GARDEN is situated on the Long Beach State campus, a 1.3 acre Hill and Pond Japanese-style garden that was built through a generous donation from Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in honor of her late husband, Earl Burns Miller. Founded as an educational resource for the campus and community, the garden advances the university’s interest in international education and student engagement. It serves as an outdoor classroom setting for the visual arts and sciences as well as a site for student mentoring. csulb.edu/jgarden
Each season, the RICHARD AND KAREN CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents a variety of music, dance, family, comedy and cabaret events by some of the country’s leading artists and ensembles. Complementing the performances on the stage is Arts for Life – a comprehensive education initiative that provides free arts events for all ages. See the complete season at carpenterarts.org
The 18-story WALTER PYRAMID encompasses three full basketball courts, five volleyball courts and is home to the Division I men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. It also houses The Pointe, an educational conference center. The blue pyramid has become a nationally recognized icon for the university and city of Long Beach. Nearly 200,000 visitors pass through the Pyramid’s doors each year. csulb.edu/walterpyramid
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM is a unique cultural institution with an emphasis on multidisciplinary education. The UAM, which serves the university and public, also plays a vital role in training future museum and arts professionals. It has earned a reputation for its award-winning publications and high-quality exhibitions, such as the recent David Lamelas exhibition. The UAM also maintains a permanent collection of site-specific outdoor sculptures, works of art on paper and the Gordon F. Hampton Collection of American painting and prints. csulb.edu/uam
DUET, WHICH PAYS HOMAGE TO DAVID SMITH, IS A POPULAR SPOT FOR STUDENTS SEEKING A QUIET SPOT. THE ORANGE SCULPTURE, ONE OF NINE OUTDOOR EXHIBITS ON CAMPUS, WAS COMMISSIONED BY ROBERT MURRAY IN 1965.