Barnsdall Art Park Los Angeles Reviews
Art, Music, and Architecture in East Hollywood Oct 21, 2010
Barnsdall Art Park is a Los Angeles city park located on Olive Hill in Hollywood. The property was donated to the city in 1927 by Aline Barnsdall who had hoped to establish an artistic and theatrical colony on her estate. Today, the park is one of the public Cutural Centers of Los Angeles.
The centerpiece of the park is Hollyhock House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. (Please see my separate review of Hollyhock House.) Facilities at the park include the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Gallery Theatre, Barnsdall Art Center, and a sculpture garden.
The art gallery hosts special exhibits throughout the year and the theatre is used by a variety of music ensembles and performance groups. Youth and adult art classes are conducted at the art center. (See web site for links to exhibit and performance schedules.)
Barnsdall is a public park and so there is always something going on. When I visited on a weekday morning, three young women were conducting a makeup styling photo shoot, a woman and her personal trainer were exercising, a grandfather was kicking around a soccer ball with his grandson, and an art class was in progress. The musuem was closed for an exhibit installation.
Olive Hill also affords panoramic views of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.
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