Exhibition Catalogues Available

IMG_20141107_162146DCA-commissioned exhibition, Shangri La: Imagined Cities, curated by Rijin Sahakian, provides a critical juxtaposition to Doris Duke’s Shangri La through the presentation of contemporary works that produce a multiplicity of worlds, interpretations, and investigations without ignoring the implications of organizing around particular geographic or religious lines. Sahakian, who was born in Baghdad in 1978, was selected by DCA for her intimate knowledge of the contemporary art scene and pioneering work in the Middle East. Ms. Sahakian’s ambitious curatorial project, along with a companion catalogue, explores issues of travel, mobility, and collection making while reflecting on the journeys that inspired and ignited Doris Duke’s Islamic Art collection. The exhibition provides a powerful framework for discussions around the politics of production and acquisition, and the mechanisms of global capital, power, and violence in the circulation and “making of” individual identities and aesthetics. Imagined Cities artists and their respective works will explore these themes through the mediums of video, installation, and photography.

 

Accompanying exhibition catalog, Shangri La: Imagined Cities, available at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery for $30. Cash or check only.

 

IMG_20141107_162134DCA’s LAMAG, the only municipal art gallery in the country, will showcase the major traveling exhibition, Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, which chronicles how tobacco heiress Doris Duke came to amass an impressive collection of Islamic artworks from throughout the Islamic world. Doris Duke’s Shangri La also showcases how she went on to commission architect Marion Sims Wyeth to build her Shangri La, the five-acre estate in Honolulu to house the collection.

Organized by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Doris Duke’s Shangri La was masterminded by curators Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, who interwove architectural documents and vintage photographs along with more than 60 objects from the collection including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, paintings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements, to demonstrate a distinct balance between the house and its collection. Interspersed among these artifacts are works by eight former artists-in-residence at Shangri La, who blend Islamic tradition and contemporary practices. A book of stunning new color photographs of the home and gardens taken by nationally recognized Los Angeles photographer Tim Street-Porter accompanies the innovative exhibition.

Accompanying exhibition catalog, Doris Duke’s Shangri La: A House In Paradise, available at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery for $40. Cash or check only.

Continue Reading

2014 BACSAC Holiday Art Sale

bacsac_logos_r1-01-web1Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee (BACSAC) is hosting its annual HOLIDAY ART SALE / Fundraiser at Barnsdall Art Park on Saturday, December 13th, and wants YOU to sell your work!

BACSAC is looking for artists who have taken or taught classes at Barnsdall Art Center or Junior Arts Center in 2014. They want to include a wide range of artists, mediums, and skill levels. Beginners to advanced artists are welcome to apply.  

<<<CLICK HERE TO APPLY>>>

The HOLIDAY ART SALE / Fundraiser is organized by the Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee (BACSAC), and a percentage of proceeds will benefit scholarships, programming, and supplies for children and adults at Barnsdall Art Center.

BACSAC HOLIDAY ART SALE / FUNDRAISER

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10AM–4PM
Barnsdall Art Park [Specific location TBA]

Cost: $30 per vendor + 20% gross receipts

IMPORTANT DATES

Application deadline: Friday, November 14th by 5PM
Selected artists notified by: Monday, November 17th
Payments deadline: $30 non-refundable vendor fee due Monday, November 24th by 5PM

Continue Reading

New Member Benefits From FLW Trust & YogaWorks!

TWO new benefits have been added to Barnsdall Art Park Foundation Member perks!

10513526_752314178165888_1235843493213815125_n

Discount at YogaWorks in Los Feliz: All Barnsdall members receive $15 off monthly dues and waived initiation fee.

10400704_30768395999_5078_n

Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites Membership for “Hollyhock House” and above level memberships.

Become a Member to support all that Barnsdall has to offer, including restoration of the Hollyhock House, Sundays Free Family Art Workshops, Wednesday Farmers Markets, Art Classes and Exhibits at the Barnsdall Art Center and Junior Art Center, Gallery Theater Productions, and More!
To learn about other benefits and to purchase membership, please visit: http://www.barnsdall.org/support/membership/
Your support ensures Barnsdall remains a vibrant and forward-looking community, by making art accessible in all its forms and enriching the cultural opportunities available in our diverse and dynamic City.
Continue Reading

LAMAG Free Family Art Workshops

65_lamagfreefamilyworkshop.jpg__640x0_q95_HIGH_RESOLUTION_subsampling-2

LAMAG’s Free Family Art Workshops will explore the origins, symbols, patterns, designs, and colors used as the foundation for the diversity of artworks showcased in both Doris Duke’s Shangri La and Shangri La: Imagined Cities. Families are invited to work with diverse materials to create vibrant artworks influenced by the traditional motifs and contemporary images from these two exhibitions.

Saturday, November 15, 11am-2pm: Marjan Vayghan

Saturday, December 6, 11am-2pm: Shahga Ariannia

No reservations required, all ages welcome!

Additionally, the LAMAG Museum Education Program is offering free school tours followed by a corresponding art lesson, subject to availability of dates.

Continue Reading

Exciting news from Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates!

We have some exciting news to share with you:

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF), the support organization for all the entities at Barnsdall Art Park, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA), the support organization for the Municipal Art Gallery, have joined together as a single non-profit group. Moving forward, we will be known collectively as the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF).  Over the past few years, the two Boards have significantly enhanced marketing and programming efforts at the Gallery and Park.  Through our efforts, it became clear that we would better fulfill our missions by strategically aligning. Joining together will allow us to offer even stronger support for the Gallery and the Park, and to save the resources required to maintain two separate organizations. 

The Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park is the only city-funded gallery in Los Angeles devoted to exhibiting the work of local emerging, mid-career and established artists. We are proud to continue LAMAGA’s legacy of holding opening receptions, producing catalogues, funding artist fellowships and grants, capital improvements and all other forms of assistance the Associates have offered since the Municipal Art Gallery’s founding over sixty years ago.  

What does this mean for you, our Foundation members and fellow supporters of the Park? You’ll likely notice a few small changes – fewer emails yet more quality content, a variety of special events and exhibition openings, and special happenings for members. 

We remain committed to our mission: to nurture the legacy of Barnsdall Art Park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world. 

Thank you for your support!

IMG_20140819_210840

Continue Reading

Now Accepting Applications For Hollyhock House Volunteers!

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation are now accepting applications for Volunteers to lead walking tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park.

Applicants should:
-Have a general interest in art & architecture
-Be able to commit consistently to at least (1) 4 hr. shift a month, over a 1 yr. period
-Be comfortable speaking to a large group
-Understand the physical demands of a 45 min. walking tour
-Attend a training course consisting of 5 classes over 5 weeks. Weeknight and weekend schedule available.
Download the application form: Docent App
Send completed application form or questions to: jeffrey.herr@lacity.org
The highly anticipated re-opening of the Hollyhock House will be a very exciting time to be involved! Therefore, we anticipate a high volume of applicants. If you are chosen for this round, we will contact you within the next two weeks. If not, we will keep your application on file for future opportunities for a year. Thank you for your interest.
Continue Reading

Building a Better Barnsdall

barnsdallpark signSome of you may have seen the recent press in the Los Feliz Ledger and on Curbed Los Angeles about the increase in graffiti and homeless encampments at Barnsdall Park.  The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation has been working steadily with City departments and members of the community to resolve these issues.  Councilmember O’Farrell’s office called a meeting in late June that included representatives from all City departments responsible for Barnsdall Art Park, including: Recreation and Parks, Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles Police Department; as well as representatives from Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), and the East Hollywood Los Feliz Homeless Coalition.

Some progress has been made to improve the situation, but not enough.  We badly need increased maintenance and security officers for our beloved park so that all the patrons who come to the park to take art classes, see an exhibition, or just to find a peaceful refuge or meet with friends, can find a beautiful and secure park.  We have offered to be part of the funding solution for park maintenance, although ultimately we believe it is the City’s responsibility to secure and maintain the park.

We are in constant contact with our local officials about ways to resolve this situation, but we encourage everyone to contact the Board of Recreation and Parks, the Mayor’s office, and the offices of Council Districts 4 and 13, and let them know the importance of supporting Barnsdall Art Park with increased maintenance and security. Or you can email us at cleanup@barnsdall.org.

In addition to fundraising for programs and capital projects, we are committed to advocating for a strong future for Barnsdall Park and the preservation of Aline Barnsdall’s legacy.  Thank you for your support.

Continue Reading

Save The Date! Eat.Drink.Art. A Kaleidoscope of the Senses

EDA-STD-1

Save the Date

Join us to celebrate ART in all its forms

September 13th at Barnsdall Art Park

EAT.DRINK.ART

A Kaleidoscope of the Senses

A Fundraiser benefiting The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

EAT: Food Trucks & Catering curated by Lesley Balla, renowned LA food and lifestyle writer

DRINK: Wine, Beer & Spirits curated by Silverlake Wine

ART: Silent Auction, performance Art, and Participatory Art

MUSIC: KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox;

Live Performances by musicians featured on

“The Voice” “American Idol” and “The X Factor”

DATE: September 13, 2014

VIP PREVIEW: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm with tasting by Celebrity Chef Kris Morningstar,

featuring highlights from his soon to open restaurant “Terrine”

GENERAL ADMISSION: 7:00 pm- 11:00pm

Continue Reading

Figures D’ombres: Les Dessins de Auguste Rodin

rodin banner full

Figures D’ombres: Les Dessins de Auguste Rodin

AUGUSTE RODIN’S FIGURES D’OMBRES (SHADOW FIGURES)

INCLUDES PRINTS AND ARTIFACTS FROM THE

GOUPIL COLLECTION FROM MUSÉE GOUPIL, BORDEAUX, FRANCE

at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

July 17 – August 17, 2014

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the City of Bordeaux and
City of Los Angeles as Sister Cities.

Rodin se for web copy

Presented by

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Bordeaux
Musée d’Aquitaine
Musée Goupil
Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Continue Reading