Tag: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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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Donors move LACMA’S plans forward

Donors move LACMA’S plans forward

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two donors made recent pledges totaling $75 million, adding to the coffers of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and moving its ambitious plans forward. Elaine Wynn, co-chair of the board and co-founder of Wynn Resorts, pledged $50 million to kick off the next phase for the Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building. A. […]

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Renaissance underway on, over Wilshire

Renaissance underway on, over Wilshire

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Museums in the Mile Art museum director Michael Govan is perhaps the greatest fan of the futuristic design in the works for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “I think it’s going to be beautiful… It will be fantastic,” he enthused one day last month. The $600 million project, which includes a gallery space […]

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Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

Miracle Mile Run down Wilshire Blvd. on Dec. 6

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Miracle Mile Run—a one-mile race on Wilshire Blvd. sponsored by city councilman Tom LaBonge—is free and open to all ages. Registration and check-in for the event, which begins at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Orange Dr., begins at 6:30 a.m. It runs down the middle of Wilshire Blvd. starting at 7 a.m. Billed […]

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LACMA wing over Wilshire is so ‘L.A.’

LACMA wing over Wilshire is so ‘L.A.’

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recently released design aimed to transform the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and extend a wing across Wilshire Blvd. “is brilliant,” says architect Douglas Meyer, Windsor Square. “It is an iconic building that is so L.A. and so inviting and memorable and every other adjective you want to throw at it.” Preliminary plans call […]

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