Marciano Art Foundation, the new private museum in Los Angeles, announced that it would close its Wilshire Boulevard location with "no present plans to reopen." The news came after all 70 visitor-facing employees were laid off on Thursday, and just days after employees announced plans to unionize. The reason for closing was cited as "low attendance."
Opened in 2017 by Guess fashion moguls Maurice and Paul Marciano, the foundation had hosted successful presentations of top artists from Ugo Rondinone to Ai Weiwei and an installation by Yayoi Kusama. Current solo exhibitions of Donna Huanca and Anna Uddenberg were forced to end early.
Hosting much of the blue-chip art in the Marciano brothers' vast holdings, the museum was housed in a renovated Masonic Temple that sat empty for years.