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  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

  • Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme

     Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme
    When Andy Marshall, Talitha Bewlay and about 100 other artists stormed past a security guard and broke into the huge building at 63 Ouvidor on May 1, they didn't really know what was going to happen. They had seen the scores of other occupied buildings...

    Wilshire and LACMA are a new world for Peter Zumthor

    HALDENSTEIN, Switzerland — The architect Peter Zumthor has arranged his personal and professional lives so that the divide between them is vanishingly thin. The offices of his firm, Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partners, are housed in a charmingly...

    W.A. Sarmiento dies at 91; architect redesigned banks for modern era

    With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe. By the 1950s, though, banks were eager for a friendlier image...

    In Brazil, fine art draws crowds from favelas to fairs to museums

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela, or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original...