ARTS & CUL­TURE

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A+D

Lo­cated in Down­town’s Arts District, A+D is the only LA-based mu­seum that con­tin­u­ously ex­hibits pro­gres­sive ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign. 900 E. Fourth St., LA, 213-346-9734; aplusd.org

BLUM & POE

Set in an un­likely lo­ca­tion, be­tween Cul­ver City and Mid-LA, Blum & Poe, part of an in­ter­na­tional trio of con­tem­po­rary gal­leries, is LA’s premier des­ti­na­tion for ab­stract art. 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 310-836-2062; blumand­poe.com

THE BOX

This Arts District gallery fea­tures an in­ter­na­tional ros­ter of con­tem­po­rary artists work­ing in paint­ing, photography, and sculp­ture, many of whom have fea­tured work (and repped the gallery) at the London and New York Frieze and Art Basel Mi­ami Beach art fairs. 805 Trac­tion Ave., LA, 213-6251747; the­boxla.com

THE BROAD

Dis­cover prom­i­nent post­war and con­tem­po­rary art at The Broad, a sprawl­ing, 120,000-square-foot mu­seum founded by phi­lan­thropists Eli and Edythe Broad to show­case their ex­pan­sive pri­vate col­lec­tion. 221 S. Grand Ave., LA, 213-232-6200; the­broad.org

GAGOSIAN GALLERY

Part of a global net­work of 15 gal­leries, Gagosian was in­tro­duced to LA in the ’80s and has been a des­ti­na­tion for premier mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art ever since. 456 N. Cam­den Dr., Bev­erly Hills, 310-271-9400; gagosian.com

THE GETTY CEN­TER

Perched atop a hill over­look­ing its famed Cen­tral Gar­den, The Getty Cen­ter of­fers ex­quis­ite Euro­pean and Amer­i­can art against a back­drop of mod­ern de­sign and breath­tak­ing city views. 1200 Getty Cen­ter Dr., LA, 310-440-7300; getty.edu

GRIF­FITH OB­SER­VA­TORY

Seated ma­jes­ti­cally atop Mount Hol­ly­wood, the iconic Grif­fith Ob­ser­va­tory of­fers guests a close look at the cos­mos through tele­scopes, ex­hibits, and live shows in the Sa­muel Oschin Plan­e­tar­ium. 2800 E. Ob­ser­va­tory Road, LA, 213-473-0800; grif­fithob­ser­va­tory.org

HAM­MER MU­SEUM

The most high-pro­file of UCLA’s three pub­lic arts in­sti­tu­tions, West­wood’s Ham­mer Mu­seum fea­tures cut­tingedge lec­tures, sym­posia, film series, read­ings, and mu­si­cal per­for­mances in ad­di­tion to a ro­tat­ing ros­ter of in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned ex­hi­bi­tions. 10899 Wil­shire Blvd., LA, 310-4437000; ham­mer.ucla.edu

HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL

The LA lo­ca­tion of in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary and mod­ern art gallery Hauser & Wirth, this re­cent Down­town ar­rival also boasts the city’s first Art­book book­store, a Book & Printed Mat­ter Lab gallery space for its publishing arm, and open-air gar­dens and court­yards.

IN­SIDER TIP: Cap off a visit with lunch at on­site restau­rant Manuela, which adapts lo­cally sourced pro­duce to a menu cel­e­brat­ing the Amer­i­can South. 901 E. 3rd St., LA, 213-9431620; hauser­wirth­schim­mel.com

THE HUNT­ING­TON

In ad­di­tion to im­pres­sive col­lec­tions of 18th- and 19th-cen­tury Bri­tish and French art, this re­search and ed­u­ca­tion non­profit (more prop­erly known as the Hunt­ing­ton Li­brary, Art Col­lec­tions, and Botan­i­cal Gar­dens) boasts rare books and manuscripts and more than 120 acres of gar­dens and grounds.

IN­SIDER TIP: Head to the Hunt­ing­ton Art Gallery for a look at Thomas Gains­bor­ough’s ro­coco mas­ter­piece,

The Blue Boy (1770). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626-405-2100; hunt­ing­ton.org

LACMA

Stand­ing as the largest art mu­seum on the West Coast, the Los Angeles County Mu­seum of Art of­fers An­ge­lenos a look at more than 120,000 works, span­ning from an­tiq­uity to the present day. 5905 Wil­shire Blvd., LA, 323-857-6000; lacma.org

LOS ANGELES MU­SIC CEN­TER

One of the na­tion’s largest per­form­ing arts cen­ters, this cel­e­brated venue in­cludes the Dorothy Chan­dler Pavil­ion, Walt Dis­ney Con­cert Hall, Ah­man­son Theatre, and Mark Taper Fo­rum. 135 N. Grand Ave., LA, 213-972-0777; mu­s­ic­cen­ter.org

MACCARONE

This NYC-based con­tem­po­rary art gallery planted its LA flag with a splash, ren­o­vat­ing (with lo­cal ar­chi­tec­ture firm Stan­dard) a mam­moth, 50,000-square-foot for­mer fac­tory into an arts com­plex of ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces, artists’ stu­dios, and project rooms, just across the Los Angeles River from Down­town’s Arts District. 300 S. Mis­sion Road, LA, 323-406-2587; maccarone.net

MOCA

Hous­ing sig­nif­i­cant and chal­leng­ing con­tem­po­rary art cre­ated af­ter 1940, MOCA of­fers an am­bi­tious pro­gram of ex­hi­bi­tions and ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams. 250 S. Grand Ave., LA, 213-626-6222; moca.org

NIGHT GALLERY

Housed in a 6,200-square-foot ware­house just north of a tan­gle of rail­road junc­tions at the south­ern edge

of Down­town, in­dus­trial-chic Night Gallery (founded in a Lin­coln Heights strip mall in 2010) con­tin­ues to blaze an avant-garde trail through the LA gallery scene—and re­mains a bustling late-night hang­out for the city’s top young artists and cu­ra­tors. 2276 E. 16th St., LA, 323-589-1135; night­gallery.com

REGEN PROJECTS

A Hol­ly­wood gallery main­stay since its 1989 found­ing, Regen Projects ex­hibits sculp­tures, paint­ings, in­stal­la­tions, and prints from some of the world’s most renowned con­tem­po­rary artists, in­clud­ing Doug Aitken, Anish Kapoor, and Richard Prince. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 310-276-5424; re­gen­pro­jects.com

SPRÜTH MAGERS

The renowned Ger­man gallery de­buted its only US out­post in LA last year, mak­ing a kunst mark on Mir­a­cle Mile (across the street from LACMA) with its ros­ter of more than 60 Ger­man and Amer­i­can mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary artists, in­clud­ing David Ostrowski, Ana­lia Sa­ban, Ryan Tre­cartin, Frank Stella, and Bernd & Hilla Becher. 5900 Wil­shire Blvd., LA, 323-634-0600; sprueth­magers.com

VENUS OVER LOS ANGELES

While Venus’s NYC ex­hi­bi­tion space fo­cuses on es­tab­lished artists, its 14,500square-foot DTLA gallery trains its eye ahead (nat­u­rally) on the lesser-known, more emerg­ing artists in­flu­enc­ing the cul­tural zeit­geist of LA and be­yond.

IN­SIDER TIP: Look out for the gallery’s out­stand­ing ex­hi­bi­tion pub­li­ca­tions. 601 S. An­der­son St., LA, 323-980-9000; venusover­man­hat­tan.com

WAL­LIS ANNENBERG

Nes­tled in the heart of Bev­erly Hills, the Wal­lis Annenberg Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts of­fers first-rate the­ater, dance, and mu­sic in a mag­nif­i­cent 70,000-square-foot venue. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Bev­erly Hills, 310-246-3800; the­wal­lis.org

WILDING CRAN GALLERY

In a gallery-sat­u­rated Down­town Arts District, Wilding Cran sets it­self apart by fea­tur­ing two ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces: a main gallery rep­re­sent­ing its core group artists, and a sec­ond, called Unit B, that serves as a cre­ative project space, of­ten host­ing res­i­den­cies for ex­per­i­men­tal (and non-An­ge­leno) artists. 939 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA, 213-553-9190; wild­ingcran.com

As part of the mega SoCal art ini­tia­tive “Pa­cific Stan­dard Time: LA/LA” this fall, MOCA pre­sents “Anna Maria Maiolino,” the Brazil­ian artist’s first ma­jor US mu­seum ret­ro­spec­tive, cov­er­ing her vast ca­reer through the lens of Brazil­ian his­tory and ev­ery post­war art move­ment of the last cen­tury to the present.

SoCal veg­gie fave Café Grat­i­tude comes to Canon Drive with a soul­fully pris­tine space and, well, up­lift­ing cock­tails such as I Am a Star (right), ex­clu­sive to the BH lo­ca­tion.

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