ACE Puts Lenin on La Brea

Have you noticed Lenin eyeing you as you drive down LaBrea at 4th St?

He’s part of the new ACE Museum that’s remaking the old car dealership site into a multi-level museum featuring contemporary art exhibitions and events meant to engage and challenge the viewer. The sculpture is the The Gao Brothers’ “Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head” which was installed relatively quickly last week to many residents’ surprise, and for some – delight.

Inside the Ace Museum

Inside, the space is starting to take shape with the large vehicular, now walking ramps, flanked by monitors showing video installations, and the vast second floor featuring an exhibition documenting Peter Noever’s “curatorial adventurism as Director of the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art.”

The ACE is open Mon-Friday, 1 – 5 pm and there’s ample free parking behind the space accessed via the alley. Wear your woolens though – the place in winter is chilly and drafty. But it’s fun to drop by and see the work, as well as the physical space as it’s taking shape.


Noever Exhibit

Link to the Buzz’s earlier story on ACE, or a Curbed LA piece.

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About Julie Grist

Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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