Winter 2015 Horario de clases!

It’s here it’s here! La 2015 Winter class schedule for Barnsdall Art Center youth and adult art classes. There’s something for everyone, check it out:

Winter Session 2015 is a 10 week session.

La inscripción comienza el Sábado, Ene. 10, 2015

Classes run January 20 – Marzo 23, 2015

Winter 2015 Programar

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Conference for Community Arts Education

1039633_675700195778588_609105933_oBarnsdall Art Park was happy to host the closing night celebration for the Conference for Community Arts Education organized by the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Conference attendees experienced music and cuisine from around the world while meeting with colleagues and viewing the current exhibitions at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Check out photos from the event on Facebook!

La 2014 Conference for Community Arts Education brought together more than 550 arts education leaders from 300+ organizations nationwide! Together this dynamic learning community of staff, faculty, trustees, and teaching artists helped to forge the future of arts education in America, while developing new skills and building relationships with top practitioners and experts. Learn more at


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Exhibition Catalogues Available

IMG_20141107_162146DCA-commissioned exhibition, Shangri La: Ciudades imaginadas, 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, instalación, and photography.


Accompanying exhibition catalog, Shangri La: Ciudades imaginadas, 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: Arquitectura, Paisaje, 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, joyería, 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.

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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.


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.


Sábado, Diciembre 13, 2014
Barnsdall Art Park [Specific location TBA]

Cost: $30 per vendor + 20% gross receipts


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

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New Member Benefits From FLW Trust & YogaWorks!

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


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


Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites Membership para “Casa Malva” and above level memberships.

Conviértete en un miembro a apoyar todo lo que tiene que ofrecer Barnsdall, incluida la restauración de la Casa Malva, Domingos arte de la familia libre Talleres, Miércoles Farmers Markets, Clases de arte y exposiciones en el Centro de Arte Barnsdall y Junior Art Center, Galería Theater Productions, y Más!
To learn about other benefits and to purchase membership, please visit:
Su apoyo garantiza Barnsdall sigue siendo una comunidad vibrante y con visión de futuro, haciendo que el arte sea accesible en todas sus formas y enriquecer las oportunidades culturales disponibles en nuestra diversa y dinámica ciudad.
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LAMAG Free Family Art Workshops


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: Ciudades imaginadas. Families are invited to work with diverse materials to create vibrant artworks influenced by the traditional motifs and contemporary images from these two exhibitions.

Sábado, Noviembre 15, 11am-2pm: Marjan Vayghan

Sábado, Diciembre 6, 11am-2pm: Shahga Ariannia

No se requiere reservación, all ages welcome!

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

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

We have some exciting news to share with you:

Fundación Barnsdall Art Park (BAPF), the support organization for all the entities at Barnsdall Art Park, y 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 Fundación Barnsdall Art Park (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.

Gracias por su apoyo!


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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 & arquitectura
-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 semana. Weeknight and weekend schedule available.
Download the application form: Docent App
Send completed application form or questions to:
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.
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Construyendo un mejor Barnsdall

barnsdallpark signAlgunos de ustedes pueden haber visto la reciente prensa en la Los Feliz Ledger y en la Curbed Los Angeles por el aumento de graffiti y sin hogar campamentos en el Parque Barnsdall. La Fundación Barnsdall Art Park ha estado trabajando de manera constante con los departamentos de la ciudad y miembros de la comunidad para resolver estos problemas. La oficina del Concejal O'Farrell convocó a una reunión a finales de junio que incluyó a representantes de todos los departamentos de la Ciudad responsable de Barnsdall Art Park, Incluido: Recreación y Parques, Departamento de Asuntos Culturales, y el Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles; así como representantes de la Fundación Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles Autoridad de Servicios para personas sin hogar (LAHSA), Gente Ayudando a las Personas sin Hogar (CAMINO), y la Coalición de Personas sin Hogar East Hollywood Los Feliz.

Se han hecho algunos avances para mejorar la situación, pero no lo suficiente. Necesitamos con urgencia un mayor mantenimiento y oficiales de seguridad para nuestro querido parque, por lo que todos los clientes que vienen al parque a tomar clases de arte, ver una exposición, o simplemente para encontrar un refugio de paz o reunirse con los amigos, puede encontrar un hermoso y seguro parque. Hemos ofrecido a ser parte de la solución de financiación para el mantenimiento del parque, aunque en última instancia, creemos que es responsabilidad de la Ciudad para asegurar y mantener el parque.

Estamos en contacto permanente con nuestros funcionarios locales sobre la manera de resolver esta situación, pero animamos a todos a ponerse en contacto con la Junta de Parques y Recreación, la oficina del Alcalde, y las oficinas de Distritos del Concejo 4 y 13, y hacerles saber la importancia de apoyar Barnsdall Art Park con un mayor mantenimiento y seguridad. O usted puede enviarnos un email a

Además de la recaudación de fondos para la programas y proyectos de inversión, estamos comprometidos con la defensa de un futuro sólido para Barnsdall Park y la preservación del legado de Aline Barnsdall. Gracias por su apoyo.

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