Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hub of art with museums spread throughout our city. From the Getty, to The Broad, to Museum Square with The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), there is plenty to see. Art from every era is on showcase in our city and fans of all centuries and movements of art will have something to find and admire.

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood sits a smaller, but no less impressive, venue at the Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles. The museum sits right in the middle of the Windsor Square neighborhood, surrounded by beautiful homes. The art collections inside the foundation are housed in what used to be a Scottish Rite Masonic Temple. Built in 1961 by architect Millard Sheets, the historic and unique building has been repurposed to house some of the most intriguing modern, and social media worthy contemporary art.

Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles

Marciano Art Foundation Los Angeles

Besides the buildings colorful history, the museum has also become popular due to its Instagrammable exhibitions. Googling the foundation is sure to bring up photos of the Red and White room – a fully immersive piece you can walk through and get that must have shot! The museum’s exhibition has become as popular on social media as the Melrose shopping district murals.

Don’t worry, for the history buffs the Marciano Art Foundation has a good mix of different exhibitions. From paintings, mixed materials, to video experiences, there is something for everyone. Even a room dedicated to its own history and time as a Masonic Temple.

The venue is constantly rotating it’s exhibits, and despite being in a quiet neighborhood the spot is constantly busy. Admission is free, but tickets are required to get in. Every month they release the tickets on their site. It is as simple as applying with a valid email to get you spot for admission – so definitely plan ahead if you intend of making a stop!

Read up on the building, current exhibits, parking, and quick eats at the venue on their website here: ​https://marcianoartfoundation.org/​.

-By Lindsay