MAK Center for Art & Architecture

The MAK Center is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary center for art and architecture, headquartered in a unique constellation of modern buildings designed by architect R.M. Schindler. It operates from the landmark Schindler House (1922) in West Hollywood, and the Mackey Apartments (1939) and the Fitzpatrick-Leland House (1936) in Los Angeles.

Unique in its role as a constellation of historic architectural sites and contemporary exhibition spaces, the MAK Center develops local, national, and international projects exploring the intersection of art and architecture. It seeks out and supports projects that test disciplinary boundaries. Acting as a cultural think tank for current issues, the MAK Center encourages exploration of practical and theoretical ideas in art and architecture by engaging the center’s places, spaces, and histories. Its programming includes exhibitions, lectures, symposia, discussions, performances, music series, publication projects, salons, architecture tours, and new work commissions. It collaborates frequently with guest curators, artists and architects.

Every year the MAK Center offers six-month residencies to international artists and architects, selected through an annual competition. Residents live and work in the Mackey Apartments, and present projects in exhibitions at the end of their term in March and September. Offering a year-round schedule of exhibitions and events, the MAK Center presents programming that challenges conventional notions of architectural space and relationships between the creative arts.