Tag: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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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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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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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