Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation

Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation exhibit.

What a unique event and building smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles.  This historical and unique building now houses the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation exhibit and should be home to new and upcoming works of art.

Perfectly placed off of Wilshire Ave. in Los Angeles, the  Marciano Art Foundation is a non-profit arts foundation nestled neatly amongst the beautiful residences in the  Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. And if you guessed (no pun intended) the Foundation was established by the co-founders of Guess which are Maurice Marciano and Paul Marciano. 

As you enter you are enthralled with the presence of the former occupants, formely a masonic lodge.  The building itslelf has more than 100,000 square feet, again; THE BUILDING ITSELF has more than 100,000 square feet.  Its former occupants the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple  ornately decorated the building with statues, granite work, Masonic Imagery and the like.  Currently the Foundation has done an amazing job repurposing the building to its now current state; absolutely IMACCULATE!  There are creature comforts such as climate controlled art storage, a quaint and neatly kempt bookstre as well as a cafe.  Plenty of outdoor sculptures and on-site parking (PRO TIP!  Abundant free street parking on Sunday's just adhere to signage).

When I visited I got to enjoy a wide variety of current and long standing exhibits.  Here is a small list of what I encountered throughougt day

June 28, 2019 – December 1, 2019

This particular exhibit triggers the senses through painting, sculpture, sound, scent, and performance. This new topography, which is strikingly different from the rest of the building, transports visitors to another world—a femme realm of reconciliation, creation and trust. This gesture fractures the museum’s site as a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple that was built by and for men

July 25, 2019 – December 1, 2019

PrivĂ© is the first solo show in Los Angeles and the first institutional show in the United States by the Berlin-based Swedish artist Anna Uddenberg. Through the lens of the feedback loop that is social media, Uddenberg analyzes systems of representation, the performativity of femme expressions, and its cross-connection to consumer culture and gender studies.


Shown here for the first time in Los Angeles, the oversized flower-potted tulips made from fiberglass- reinforced plastic are painted with the same red polka dots as the floor, ceiling, and walls, creating an immersive viewing experience while at the same time diminishing the appearance of depth.


Based in Los Angeles, photographer Catherine Opie (b. 1961) presents two different aspects of Southern California living in the bodies of work currently on view and curated by the artist: 700 Nimes Road (2010–11) and the Freeway series (1994–95).


In his work, Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964) addresses the human condition and the natural world. The selection of artworks curated by the artist include materially diverse sculptures, installations, and paintings.