Thousands have poured into downtown Los Angeles to visit Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the Swiss mega-gallery that currently has an exhibition devoted to postwar sculpture by women. And its presence is having a ripple effect in the Arts District.
Like a museum, the gallery is open on Sundays — a move that has inspired nine area galleries to add Sunday hours to their schedules.
CB1 Gallery, Rosamund Felsen, The Box, Chimento Contemporary, Cirrus Gallery, Wilding Cran, Durden & Ray and BLAM (Brooklyn Los Angeles Merge), Jason Vass and Royale Projects will all be kicking off Sunday hours in April. (CB1 and Felsen start this Sunday; all the others on April 10, except for Cirrus, which will start on April 17.)
356 Mission, across the river, in Boyle Heights, has long had Sunday hours.
This should make Sundays in downtown a whole lot more interesting. And it will be very welcome news to anyone who has tried to stuff shows in Culver City, Hollywood and downtown into a single Saturday itinerary. Here's hoping the Westside galleries follow suit.