‘When Hauser & Wirth opened in 2016 in the heart of the Arts District, it was considered “another big step in LA’s art scene being recognized internationally”’ —Los Angeles Times
‘Being in a space with other folks who understand the power and impact of art was inspiring and only further encouraged me to take up space in the creative industry.’ —Michelle, Emerging Artist Workshop Participant

Learning at Hauser & Wirth

The gallery’s global learning programs are centered around three pillars: community, academic, and career access. In Downtown Los Angeles, learning activities of all kinds have engaged nearly 100,000 youth and adults since opening. The gallery’s long-term partnership with Cal State LA through the shared project Community Impact Media has supported diversity in filmmaking, resulting in the creation of over 20 documentaries on local nonprofits and countless networking and professional opportunities for students. In 2022 alone, the LA gallery partnered with seven nonprofits, including PILAglobal, Las Fotos Project, and The Big Draw Festival, to foster career-development workshops for young creatives and art-making activities for all age groups providing access to our exhibitions and artists. Dive deeper into the gallery’s global learning program.

‘LA is a global arts capital with an almost monolithic presence in the collective imagination, but at the same time it’s a collection of distinctive communities, each with its own personality and rhythm.’ —Marc Payot, President

Spotlight on Performance

The Downtown gallery has hosted over a thousand public programs, including over 50 performances of dance, theater and music, and has fostered collaborations between artists and companies revered both locally and around the world, including Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Trisha Brown Dance Company and Saint Heron. In 2022, on the occasion of our 30th anniversary, The Performance Project was conceived – a dedicated space and program with future performances by the House of AWT; GABE: a collective project by artists EJ Hill, Morgan Bassichis, DonChristian Jones and [jef]Frey Michael Austin; and from the mind of Jeremy O. Harris.

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A Hub for Publishing

Publishing has been a cornerstone of the gallery’s mission since its founding and has grown to become a leading imprint for unique, world class books. The Downtown gallery’s Book & Printed Matter Lab, which explores the intersection between books and artists, has included significant presentations dedicated to Richard Jackson, organized by the late Dagny Corcoran, as well as August Sander, created in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and curated by Stephanie Barron, senior curator and head of modern art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). More recently, the Lab featured ‘Marcel Duchamp’ which illuminated the  journey to resurrect the critically acclaimed first monograph and catalogue raisonné of legendary artist. In 2019, the gallery partnered  with Los Angeles Review of Books to present the inaugural edition of LITLIT: The Little Literary Fair, a two-day event celebrating West Coast publishers.

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Historic Sites Reimagined

Downtown Los Angeles

Located at 901 East 3rd Street, the gallery is situated in the former Globe Mills complex, a collection of historic buildings dating back to the late 19th and 20th centuries. In 2018, the gallery was awarded the Chair’s Award, Los Angeles Conservancy’s highest honor recognized the importance of preserving historic landmarks that make the city unique.
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West Hollywood

The West Hollywood gallery, located at 8980 Santa Monica Boulevard, occupies the historically significant building that was originally constructed in 1931 and served as the Howard Preston Co. Ford Dealership. Decades later in 1992, the structure became the iconic location of the classic car showroom Heritage Classic Motorcar Company.
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