From abLA :: East of Eden’s Edge by Mike Kelley


When it comes to the Los Angeles art culture The Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdal Park is either the best kept secret in L.A or the most poorly advertised space of its kind. With no dedicated webpage of its own and limited advertising the they put on great show after great show. The gallery sits atop Olive Hill near the intersection of Hollywood and Vermont and operates aunder the DCA (Department of Cultural Affairs) umbrella. The site is also home to a theater for the performing arts, the Junior Arts Center and the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House. It’s an eastside resource that in my mind should have the same brand recognition as similar institutions like the Hammer…what a difference private funding makes.