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Museums: Urban Light, continuing construction on the Row

Museums: Urban Light, continuing construction on the Row

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., commemorated the 10th anniversary of Chris Burden’s “Urban Light” last month. Its 202 vintage street lamps pay homage to the city, and they now are environmentally friendlier, thanks to a recent donation of 309 LED bulbs from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. (Some of the lamps have […]

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DEIR released for LACMA over-Wilshire gallery design: Deadline to comment is Dec. 15

DEIR released for LACMA over-Wilshire gallery design: Deadline to comment is Dec. 15

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Comments on traffic, parking and other issues stemming from a proposed new museum building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be accepted through Fri., Dec. 15. The public review process is for a recently released Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Neighbors heard an overview last month of the $650-million project designed […]

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Gift is a giant boost for plan to build over Wilshire

Gift is a giant boost for plan to build over Wilshire

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Miracle Mile’s Museum Row is poised to become something of a, well, miraculous entertainment and education destination. Two new world-class museums are set to open on the historic stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in the coming years, if all goes according to plan. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Academy Museum is rising up […]

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Flourishing Getty Center forest, 20 years on, among most beautiful

Flourishing Getty Center forest, 20 years on, among most beautiful

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

David Geffen, a leading cultural philanthropist, donated $150 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in early October, on the same day that the New York Philharmonic, to which Geffen had donated $100 million, announced it was scaling back a $500 million renovation of its David Geffen Hall. This timing and the dollar […]

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God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first time I became aware of the stunning power of architecture, I was 17 and walked into the terra-cotta cocoon of Grady Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. The building sparked a life-long interest in architecture, “the great mother art,” as Frank Lloyd Wright called it. Wright used 57 shades of terra-cotta in the auditorium. He […]

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LACMA holds scoping meeting on Zumthor project

LACMA holds scoping meeting on Zumthor project

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The public review process for a proposed “Building for the Permanent Collection” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has begun. About 170 people attended the standing-room only public scoping meeting Aug. 24, hosted by the County of Los Angeles at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). LACMA CEO Michael Govan told the crowd […]

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