So, you want to see art in LA. Like everything here, the art scene is sprawling and decentralized. A quick search will get you to the heavy hitters: The Getty (both of them), MOCA (all three of them), LACMA, The Broad, and The Hammer. They’re great and worth seeing, but another truth about LA is that there are always smaller gems hidden in our midst. If you’re looking for art spots a little off the beaten museum hallway, more of-the-moment, we’ve compiled our favorite galleries and lesser-known collections across the city. Let’s do this geographically.
Moran Bondaroff (formerly OHWOW)Founded in 2012, Moran Bondaroff promotes interdisciplinary expression with a program of shows by cool guys like Lucien Smith and OGs like Robert Mapplethorpe. The gallery does not shy away from theatrical installations, managing to strike a highly conceptual tone that’s thought-provoking and great fun all at once. It's located near Melrose place in West Hollywood right near Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu.