BARNSDALL ART PARK

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Of­fer­ing post­card-per­fect views of the Hol­ly­wood sign and Grif­fith Park, this Los Feliz at­trac­tion was the brain­child of oil heiress and phi­lan­thropist Aline Barnsdall, who com­mis­sioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build an artis­tic com­plex atop an olive-planted hill she pur­chased in 1919. Though Wright only suc­ceeded in con­struct­ing Hol­ly­hock House—her stately Mayan Re­vival res­i­dence—at its crest, Barnsdall’s vi­sion was re­al­ized decades later with the open­ing of Barnsdall Art Cen­ter and the Los An­ge­les Mu­nic­i­pal Art Gallery next door. In­side the lat­ter, the cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion, “Con­demned to be Mod­ern,” fea­tures the work of 21 con­tem­po­rary artists who ques­tion the his­tory of mod­ernist ar­chi­tec­ture in Latin Amer­ica ( 4800 Hol­ly­wood Blvd.; barnsdall.org).

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