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  • Will L.A. County give its art the space it's due?

    Will L.A. County give its art the space it's due?
    In a prelude to its 50th anniversary celebration, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art released Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's most recent plan to expand the museum at the end of March. County money has been earmarked, and there's a sense that LACMA may finally deliver on its decades-old dream to remake its campus.
  • For its 50th birthday, LACMA gets $675 million in gifts

    For its 50th birthday, LACMA gets $675 million in gifts
    At major museum galas, certain things are a given: billionaire art collectors socializing with local politicians, society women showing off couture gowns, air-kissing celebrities hopping tables with grace and alacrity. But even the most experienced gala...

    Consider the social-architectural context of LACMA's 1965 design

    Consider the social-architectural context of LACMA's 1965 design
    It's one of those tidbits of Los Angeles architectural history that can seem minor or hugely emblematic, depending on the context. In April 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opened its new campus on Wilshire Boulevard, designed by...

    A glimpse inside LACMA's hidden Damascus room before its 2016 debut

    A glimpse inside LACMA's hidden Damascus room before its 2016 debut
    In the late 1970s, the Syrian capital of Damascus was experiencing a building boom. In the al-Bahsa quarter, for instance, a clutch of old houses were demolished to make way for a new roadway. Among the homes: an 18th century courtyard house with at least...

    Roundup: Pope closes Sistine Chapel, Bjork at MoMA, and nude art tours

    A group of homeless people is granted a special tour of the Sistine Chapel, a mysterious private investigator is digging dirt on critics of conditions in Abu Dhabi, and the Museum of Modern Art's Björk show continues as subject of debate. Plus, a look...