The Marciano Art Foundation, established by Guess co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano, announced an official opening date of Thursday May 25, 2017 with a pair of exhibitions: UNPACKING: The Marciano Collection curated by Phillip Kaiser, and a newly commissioned installation by LA-artist Jim Shaw: The Wig Museum, the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition on the West Coast. Housed in a 110,000-square-foot former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, the Millard Sheets-designed building (1961) is undergoing renovations under the direction of wHY Architecture’s Kulapat Yantrasast. The contemporary art collection consists of approximately 1,500 works of art spanning a wide range of media and mix of established and emerging artists in the collection, including Mark Grotjahn, Mike Kelley, Takashi Murakami, Sterling Ruby, Analia Saban, Danh Vō and Christopher Wool.
In an official release, founder Maurice Marciano states, “We could not be more excited to welcome the public into our new art space, and to share our love, obsession and curiosity of contemporary art with visitors. We hope you will be just as excited when you discover Marciano Art Foundation.” states founder Maurice Marciano.