Hauser & Wirth opened its Los Angeles location in March 2016 in the heart of the burgeoning Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Occupying a former flour mill, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is a vibrant communal space that links art and architecture with a dynamic events program. In addition to supporting and collaborating with many local and international cultural organizations, nonprofits, and universities, the Los Angeles gallery fosters public dialogue with the arts through a range of activities that engage the city’s diverse population.
Hauser & Wirth aims to make a lasting contribution to the Los Angeles community by sharing its resources and offering a variety of family, youth, and adult programs inspired by the gallery’s visionary artists. Modeled after Hauser & Wirth’s Somerset gallery – the revolutionary arts center that opened in rural England in 2014 – the Los Angeles location has expanded its events program to include dance and music performances, film screenings, family activities, maker workshops, and artist-led conversations.
Hauser & Wirth has a long-term partnership with local educational institution Cal State LA to encourage diversity in filmmaking through support of the university’s Community Impact Media course. Alongside a financial contribution, the partnership encompasses opportunities for Cal State LA students to engage with the gallery and its program including through collaborative events hosted onsite at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. The gallery also partners with CalArts on a residency exchange program and supports a number of local non-profits including My Friend’s Place, Piece by Piece, and The Midnight Mission.
The Los Angeles gallery features Manuela, the onsite restaurant offering seasonal, locally-sourced produce, a chicken coop, and an open-air courtyard and garden, which won the 2019 Landscape Architecture category of the 49th Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Additionally, the site is home to the first ARTBOOK store in Los Angeles, the Gallery Shop, which offers a curated selection of hand-crafted products, and Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ Book Lab.
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 early 20th centuries. The site was restored by Los Angeles real estate company Creative Space LA in consultation with Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects. In 2018, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles was awarded the Chair’s Award, Los Angeles Conservancy’s highest honor recognizing the importance of preserving historic landmarks that make the city unique.
At Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, public engagement and education are centered around the gallery’s exhibitions, artists, public garden, and the history and resources found in our surrounding communities. Exhibition programs aim to instigate a dialogue between the works on view and our diverse audiences – artists, downtown residents, community partners, students, and faculty of Southern California schools and academic institutions.
We offer activities including walkthroughs, workshops, screenings, performances and special events, with an emphasis on sharing the resources of the gallery space for a broad range of family, youth and adult programs.
The restaurant is available for private hire, as is the Private Dining Room, an intimate space that hosts up to 12 guests.
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles supports, collaborates and works in partnership with many local and international cultural organizations, museums, nonprofits, and universities: California State, Los Angeles, Garden School Foundation, California Institute of the Arts, Art + Practice, Piece by Piece, MADE by DWC, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Rio Terà dei Pensieri, ARTBOOK, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Review of Books, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and WordsUncaged.