BARNSDALL ART PARK
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).