The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is the flagship exhibition space for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The gallery promotes, interprets, and presents the art of emerging, midcareer, and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California.
Among the oldest visual art centers in Los Angeles, LAMAG was founded in 1954 in a temporary structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The current 10,000 square foot gallery opened in 1970 and hosts five to six large-scale exhibitions each year. Developed by in-house curatorial staff and by invited guest curators, LAMAG exhibitions provide unparalleled support for the Los Angeles artists and art communities that help make the city a cultural capital. Once a year the Gallery serves as the host venue for the DCA’s City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships exhibition, featuring the work of the City’s best mid-career artists.
Opportunities for artists to show in the Municipal Art Gallery include the Juried and Open Call exhibitions which take place on alternating years, the Feitelson / Lundeberg Fellowship offered biannually to emerging artists, and the annual City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship offered to mid-career artists. Please check the barnsdall.org blog for current opportunities.
LAMAG Museum Education Program offers free group tours for adults, and free tours with accompanying art lessons for school groups, subject to availability. Contact the gallery for more information.