| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A frame, an arch, a studio stage set, a proscenium: The first question about Emerson College's hulking new Hollywood campus on Sunset Boulevard, designed by Thom Mayne and the Culver City firm Morphosis, is simply what to call the architectural box in...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA's history and formulating...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:10 AM
That crackle in the air? Could be widespread arts mentoring sweeping across Los Angeles this week.
On Tuesday, the National YoungArts Foundation kicks off its 2014 YoungArts Los Angeles program. Through March 23, 100 Southern California emerging...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect.
Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday.
Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:27 AM
I have recently been made aware of plans for Symphony Woods that deeply disturb me ("Inner Arbor plans 'wow' Howard Co. design panel," Feb. 27). I remember Symphony Woods as a wooded site that was selected to be Columbia's Town Center Park. In 1965 Jim...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Stanley Grinstein, who played a pivotal role in the art scene in Los Angeles as it was evolving in the 1960s and '70s, was an unlikely candidate for that role. He was not an artist or even, at the beginning, a collector. He was in the forklift business...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Kerry Brougher, newly named director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' planned film museum, the bubble may be nothing compared with the spaceship.
Brougher comes to the academy from the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C., where one of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Architect Frank Gehry's design for the long-in-the-works Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington was dealt a serious setback on Thursday when a federal commission voted to reject the controversial design.
The National Capital Planning Commission...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to change planes somewhere, and that somewhere happened to be Berlin, a frequent hub for travel to Northern and...