Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027-5302
Website - 323-644-6269
Hours of Operations: Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sun. 12PM-5PM; first Fri. 12PM-9PM
Barnsdall Art Park and its facilities are owned by the City of Los Angeles. The facilities are operated and programmed by the Department of Cultural Affairs to provide the City's residents and visitors with the highest quality artistic and cultural activities.
Located at the crest of a hill in the middle of a large city block, Barnsdall Park had been an olive grove when Aline Barnsdall visited Los Angeles in 1913 with plans to develop a theater company. Six years later, she commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a complex where she would live and manage a company, but she came to believe that the best use of her property was as a public park.
She donated two Wright structures and eleven and a half acres to the City of Los Angeles in 1927. The spirit of Barnsdall's gift was to provide an active arts center for the community.
In the late 1960's, with the assistance of the City and the Junior League of Los Angeles, the Junior Arts Center was built. Ground was broken for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in 1970. The park was closed in 2000 for major renovations, and re-opened in 2002.
Today the Gallery, Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Center and Hollyhock House attract visitors from the local community as well as from throughout the world.
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