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.