We have some exciting news to share with you:
Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF), the support organization for all the entities at Barnsdall Art Park, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA), the support organization for the Municipal Art Gallery, have joined together as a single non-profit group. Moving forward, we will be known collectively as the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation (BAPF). Over the past few years, the two Boards have significantly enhanced marketing and programming efforts at the Gallery and Park. Through our efforts, it became clear that we would better fulfill our missions by strategically aligning. Joining together will allow us to offer even stronger support for the Gallery and the Park, and to save the resources required to maintain two separate organizations.
The Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park is the only city-funded gallery in Los Angeles devoted to exhibiting the work of local emerging, mid-career and established artists. We are proud to continue LAMAGA’s legacy of holding opening receptions, producing catalogues, funding artist fellowships and grants, capital improvements and all other forms of assistance the Associates have offered since the Municipal Art Gallery’s founding over sixty years ago.
What does this mean for you, our Foundation members and fellow supporters of the Park? You’ll likely notice a few small changes – fewer emails yet more quality content, a variety of special events and exhibition openings, and special happenings for members.
We remain committed to our mission: to nurture the legacy of Barnsdall Art Park as a dynamic and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational destination for Los Angeles and the world.
Thank you for your support!