EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA.com) — The El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) is slated to open to the public on Sunday.

The non-profit art laboratory founded by Eva and Brian Sweeney will open its doors at 10 a.m. and will feature a family program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CBS2’s Stephanie Simmons spoke with the couple earlier this week who told Simmons they wanted to bring art to the South Bay and the idea of an art laboratory allowed them to experiment with their exhibits.

“Hang pieces lower. Hang pieces higher. Just how we feel like the space can be used the best way,” explained Eva Sweeney.

The space located at 208 Main Street is designed to attract all ages, including children. Many of the pieces are hung lower and some may be touched.

Among the art featured — dandelions encapsulated in a ball.

Work from Gustave Courbet and Camille Corot will also be featured as well as sculptures, photography and even bronzed weeds.

Unique to ESMoA — an artist’s in residence program where one artist resides at the lab. Currently, it’s Michael Sistig.

“I’m glad to be here and to use the studio and hope to get some works out of it,” said Sistig.

The art lab is also interactive. Museum-goers are encouraged to bring their Smartphones to log onto ESMoA.org and look up information on the featured works of art. iPad stations have also been set up for easy access.

“We want to be flexible and generate a lot of different experiences for people to come to El Segundo and check out what our new space is like,” explained Brian Sweeney.


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