Beta Main Opens & Is Looking for 50 DTLA Artists

The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art opened its doors Sunday with "Performance Lessons: Suzanne Lacy Teaches Andrea Bowers Performance," through Nov. 20. It began with a panel discussion featuring a performance lesson for audience members.

The space now open ("Beta Main") gives a preview of the interior architecture, to be reconfigured by Tom Wiscombe. Shown is the grand lobby of the former Farmers & Merchants Bank. This is to be (what else?) a restaurant.

Next on the Beta Main calendar is "Office Hours" (Nov. 28–Dec. 18). Main director Allison Agsten will meet with 50 Downtown L.A. artists "on a first come, first served basis," and each artist will hang one work for a mini-exhibition open to the public Dec. 8–18. Interested artists should probably fill out the online application ASAP.