Since it opened in February 2003, The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art was the first museum with a concentration on MADI art, which is "always non-representational, hard-edged, and comes out of the frame."
The artists represented in the permanent collection span geographical and chronological boundaries: artists from Europe, Russia, Japan, South America and the United States, beginning with the MADI movement’s inception and continuing through contemporary. The artists of the permanent collection exhibit one constant: a love for geometric forms, color play, and art that pushes boundaries.
The MADI style emphasizes innovative designs containing an array of geometric forms. Geometric art may be in a rectangular format, which is rarely the case with MADI; usually, only prints may be rectangular. The museum shows related geometric, constructivist, and op art work.
"In MADI, the intricate nature and playful spirit that suffuses throughout constructivism, whether revolutionary Russian or Bauhaus
academic, come to the fore…The MADI formula could be described as R times P — rigor times play." Peter Frank | LA Weekly