Tag: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Love letter to preservation and architecture in time for Valentine’s Day

Love letter to preservation and architecture in time for Valentine’s Day

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1965, two eminent architectural historians, David Gebhard of UC Santa Barbara and Robert Winter of Occidental College, produced the local region’s first guide to significant architecture, “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” It was “the 1960s,” and the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage ordinance was only three years old. People were just beginning to talk […]

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LACMA moves forward with plans for its new building

LACMA moves forward with plans for its new building

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we went to press, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art updated the public on its proposed new building to house the permanent collection, set to extend across Wilshire Boulevard when it opens at the end of 2023. Now slimmer across the boulevard than its most recent concept, the Peter Zumthor-designed project is slated […]

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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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