(LA Trend) — Hauser & Wirth is thrilled to reopen its doors to the public to showcase new works from numerous up and coming artists.
Since Hauser & Wirth opened their Los Angeles location in 2016, it has been one of the most exciting art museums in Downtown LA’s famous Arts District. This lively communal space brings art and architecture together with their range of creative programs—including dance and music performances, film screenings, family activities, maker workshops, and artist-led conversations—and collaborations with a variety of local and international cultural organizations, nonprofits, and universities.
In addition to spotlighting the work of some of today’s most dynamic artists and hosting a range of educational activities, the Hauser & Wirth gallery’s location itself is more than worth the price of its (free) admission. Occupying the former site of the Globe Grain & Milling Company (A-1 Globe Mills), the museum’s complex of 19th and 20th-century industrial buildings spans an impressive 116,000 square feet. It also features a massive mural, “Pacific Ocean”, by Mary Heilmann (repainted and extended by Los Angeles painter Kim West), which covers the east wall of the breezeway. Other fascinating features of the gallery are a public garden and an expansive open-air courtyard with several sculptures and spaces for relaxation.
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is also home to Artbook, an arts and culture bookstore that offers a wide selection of current publications on contemporary art and the humanities, with an emphasis on contextualizing art practice and criticism. The bookstore dedicates a large section of its retail space to highlight selections that regularly change to reflect the different movements and themes in contemporary and 20th-century art. Artbook hosts an array of events programs throughout the year, like book signings, readings, screenings, discussions, and experimental talks by artists, curators, performers, and critics, making the bookstore itself into a local hub for the arts.
And as if Hauser & Wirth didn’t already offer enough aesthetics, the gallery has a stellar restaurant, called Manuela, on the premises. Led by Executive Chef Kris Tominaga, Manuela’s menu emphasizes the eclectic flavors of seasonal ingredients sourced from the best farms and producers in Southern California. A variety of vegetable, grain, fish, and game dishes are complemented by classic cocktails using house-made bitters and tonics, along with local beers on tap and a splendid list of fine wines. And because the restaurant is situated in an art museum, expect plenty of stunning sights to gaze upon as you dine; Manuela was designed by Los Angeles native Matt Winter and hosts specially commissioned works from artists Paul McCarthy, Mark Bradford, and Raymond Pettibon.
To ensure the health and safety of guests and employees, Hauser & Wirth is currently open with reduced capacity, with designated routes through exhibitions, hand sanitizer stations, and digitized exhibition materials. Groups of more than one must be from the same household. All guests must wear face masks. While dogs are not allowed in the gallery (except for service dogs), they are allowed in outside areas.
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Tuesday through Friday, from 11am to 6pm
Admission is free, but guests must book a timed viewing appointment prior to arrival, which can be done here.