The MAK Center for Art and Architecture
In the spirit of Rudolf M. Schindler, the experimental architect and social utopian, the MAK Center, Los Angeles at the Schindler House seeks out and supports projects and ideas which break the disciplinary boundaries between the fields of art and architecture.
Established in 1994 through an agreement between the MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts - Vienna, supported by the Republic of Austria, and the Friends of the Schindler House, the MAK Center examines what is shared and what is distinct in the practices of artists and architects who work with spatial concepts.
Through its programs, the MAK Center acts as a "think tank" for current issues in art and architecture, encouraging explorations of practical and theoretical aspects and engaging the center's places, spaces, and histories. The MAK Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions, symposia, lectures, performances, workshops, and publications and hosts a residency program for visiting artists and architects. It joins the Friends of the Schindler House in their mission to preserve, promote, and make publicly accessible the Schindler House.
Most MAK Center programs are presented in the Schindler House. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it was the center of Los Angeles' avant-garde intellectual community. Now, with MAK Center programming, it is once again a focal point for L.A.'s artistic community.