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Update on Visiting LAMAG


We are excited to welcome you back to the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)! 


The following general guidelines have been implemented to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible while still offering a welcoming, inclusive and engaging experience for everyone. Please read through the updated guidelines and additional information, including COVID-19 protocols, ahead of your next visit. If you have questions that are not addressed in the F.A.Q., please contact us at lamag@lacity.org


Visiting policies and hours have been temporarily amended as we continue to transition back to hosting in-person arts programming. Access to the gallery and available programming is contingent on adherence to all of the following appointment guidelines, COVID-19 guidelines, and the gallery’s general visitation guidelines. The gallery reserves the right to cancel appointments in the event that any of the guidelines are not followed by any individual(s) and/or due to change in scheduling, staffing, or other unforeseen circumstances.




Gallery Hours

*By appointment only on Fridays
11 AM – 3 PM

*Walk-ups will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. See the Visiting F.A.Q. section below for more information.



Saturday – Thursday and City holidays

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Getting Here

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is located in Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles.


We encourage visitors to cycle, rideshare and take public transportation to the gallery. Cyclists can plan their route using  LADOT Dash or Metro bike maps. Bicycle racks are located near the accessible parking spaces across from the Hollyhock House driveway.


Barnsdall Art Park is served by the Hollywood Clockwise and Hollywood Counterclockwise Dash Route. Dash bus stop: Vermont and Hollywood. See LADOT Dash for the Dash route map. The nearest subway stop is the Vermont/Sunset stop on the Metro Red Line. From the station, walk north on Vermont Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard, turn left onto Barnsdall Avenue and enter through the Southeast entrance. Metro 754 on Vermont and 780 on Hollywood all stop within half a block of Barnsdall. See the Metro website for bus and subway maps.


Cars can access Barnsdall Art Park via the Lower Road on Hollywood Boulevard. Parking is free but limited and can be found in Barnsdall Park at the top and the bottom of the hill. Accessible parking is found at the top of the hill at the Hollyhock House motor court for those with limited mobility. Additional accessible parking is located in front of the Junior Art Center.

Visitor Policies

All visitors must have a confirmed appointment to enter the gallery when programming is available and open to the public. Appointments can be made here.


Visitors are welcome to take photos – please tag us in your photos @lamagbarnsdall.


Flash photography, tripods and/or selfie sticks are not permitted. Additional photographic equipment such as lights, reflectors, props, costumes, handheld microphones, models, and drones are also prohibited.


Service animals are permitted inside the gallery so long as they are harnessed, leashed or tethered. 


All non-service animals and/or pets are not permitted inside the gallery.


Bags measuring greater than 11 x 16 inches, food and drink are not permitted inside the gallery. The gallery can not temporarily store these items during visits. 


Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


At this time, the bathrooms and water fountain in LAMAG are not available due to sanitation issues. Public bathrooms are available adjacent to the lawn area.

COVID-19 Guidelines

The following guidelines have been implemented to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible. Please follow all posted signage and safety protocols.


If you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. 

  • CDC recommends that even fully vaccinated people should still get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • If after booking your appointment you develop symptoms or are concerned about a COVID-19 exposure, please contact our staff either via email at lamag@lacity.org or phone at (323) 644-6269 to reschedule your appointment.




VACCINATION CHECK REQUIRED: As a City of Los Angeles-operated facility, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is subject to Municipal Code Section 200.123, which requires proof of full vaccination* or proof of negative COVID test taken in the past 72 hours** for entry. 


All guests ages 12 and older will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by presenting their original vaccination card, a photo/digital copy of their card (both sides), documentation of vaccination from a licensed healthcare provider, or an electronic vaccination card. Proof must also be verified with a valid form of I.D. (driver’s license, government issued I.D. card, school or work I.D. card, passport) for those visitors ages 18 and older. The name on the I.D. must match that on the vaccination record.


Guests ages 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to their visit.** 


*Full Vaccination means having received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, at least two weeks prior to the date of entry. The vaccination record MUST include the full name, type of vaccination, and date the last dose was administered


**Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test means a printed document, email or text message displayed on a phone, from a test provider or laboratory that shows results of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or antigen COVID-19 test that either has Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or is operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that was conducted within 72 hours before entry into a Covered Location or City Facility. The printed document, email, or text message must include the person’s name, type of test performed, date of the test, and negative test result. (Amended by Ord. No. 187,455, Eff. 4/1/22.)


What we are doing to keep our community safe:

All staff are required to comply with the City of Los Angeles’ vaccination requirements for municipal employees and stay at home if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms


A hand-sanitizer station is available for all to use while onsite.


Capacity is limited and by appointment only to allow for greater social distancing.


Masks are available upon request while indoors.


LAMAG encourages families and visitors of all ages to experience our exhibitions with the goal of inspiring rich inter-generational discussions. For each exhibition, LAMAG develops a Family Guide, which includes key concepts and activities families can engage in for a more meaningful gallery experience.


Accommodations may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, please make your request at least three to five business days prior to your visit. To secure Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days’ notice is required. For additional information, please contact lamag.publicprograms@lacity.org.

Visiting F.A.Q.

Q: Why do I need an appointment? Are walk-ups accepted?


A: During the initial stage of the gallery’s transition back to hosting in-person arts programming, admittance is on an appointment-only basis to ensure all staff and visitors are as safe as possible. At this time, walk-ups can only be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis and if there are no more than five (5) visitors in the gallery at the time. Walk-ups will be required to complete an on-site sign in via our Eventbrite or hard copy appointment form. All visitors are required to follow all safety protocols.


Q: What can I expect when I arrive for my confirmed visit?


A: You will be greeted outside at the gallery’s front door entrance by a staff member who will check your reservation, proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, valid form of identification, and direct you inside to the available programming. COVID-19 protocols will be posted for you to review again as well.


Q: What is the visitor capacity?


A: Given the limited space for available programming, the current visitor capacity is no more than five (5) visitors per available time slot when the gallery is open to the public. 


Q: Is there a time limit with my appointment?


A: You may spend up to 30 minutes in the available area of the gallery. This time limit is in effect so that staff have enough time to sanitize and prepare for the visitors in the next time slot. Your understanding and keeping to this is greatly appreciated.


Q: Are there any social distancing or mask requirements?


A: You may move throughout the designated public area as you like. We strongly recommend maintaining a six foot distance between you, other visitors, and LAMAG staff when possible. Masks are strongly recommended for everyone while indoors but not required.


Q: What if I’m late?


A: Your appointment will be held for fifteen minutes. After that, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your reservation. Your visit may be shortened in order to maintain our schedule for subsequent guests.