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LACMA on track to build Geffen Galleries up and across Wilshire

LACMA on track to build Geffen Galleries up and across Wilshire

| March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

A world-class art gallery that will stretch across Wilshire Blvd. over traffic below seems so quintessentially car-centric Los Angeles, it’s almost surprising it wasn’t thought of before. But the design for the David Geffen Galleries was more a process of happenstance than a clear strategy. “It was a big idea. It was a simple idea,” […]

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Construction is poised to start for LACMA’s Geffen Galleries

Construction is poised to start for LACMA’s Geffen Galleries

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is thriving, or at least the part of it that is open, while preparations are being made for its new David Geffen Galleries. While the buildings slated for demolition on the museum’s east campus are closed to the public, the west side of the campus is busy […]

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On Preservation: Preservation anchors construction at La Brea Tar Pits, Academy, LACMA

On Preservation: Preservation anchors construction at La Brea Tar Pits, Academy, LACMA

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the announcement of Weiss / Manfredi as chief architects of the reimagining of the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, a clear and welcome pattern has emerged. In each step of the re-design, expansion and rejuvenation of Hancock Park’s collection of three major museums, preservation of a significant historic structure is a key element. Entitled […]

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Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

Around the Town: High Tea, Sheba gala, ‘Gutsy Women,’ history events and BBBS Big Bash

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Meow, my little pretties — come have a purr-fectly good time.” And, so, more than 70 ladies descended upon the most ‘terrifying’ and beautiful “fur-midable” Las Palmas home of Margo O’Connell for her haunted High Tea Oct. 19. Her porcelain Buddhas were outfitted in black masks and skullcaps topped with kitty ears. The sculptures surrounding […]

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LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

LACMA is packing, preparing for construction in early 2020

| October 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

Statues and portraits are being packed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in preparation for construction of the David Geffen Galleries, set to start in early 2020. The 347,500-square-foot permanent collection building, which will span Wilshire Blvd., replaces four buildings: Ahmanson, Art of the Americas, Bing and Hammer. The latter have already mostly […]

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JF Chen offers an eclectic perspective on design

JF Chen offers an eclectic perspective on design

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Windsor Square resident Joel Chen has spent the last four decades building a reputation as one of the best antique and decorative arts dealers in Los Angeles. His eponymously-named business, JF Chen, now boasts a collection of museum-quality art and furniture, spread across nearly 60,000 square feet of gallery space over three locations. For a […]

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