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  • Roundup: USC students boycott graduation; Fox station censors Picasso

    Roundup: USC students boycott graduation; Fox station censors Picasso
    The announced withdrawal of an entire MFA class from USC's Roski School of Art and Design continues to make news. Historic ruins are threatened in Syria. A Picasso inspires talk of inequity and censorship. And Renzo Piano’s Academy Museum moves forward. Plus: Yoko Ono’s career reconsidered, women artists in their 80s and 90s, and words as drum beats. Roundup is groovy today:
  • Chris Burden's architectural intelligence

    Chris Burden's architectural intelligence
    I remember very clearly the first time I heard Renzo Piano describe the new plaza he was planning for the expanded Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It must have been 2005. The Italian architect told me he wanted to create a spacious, classically...

    Obama library will be prime architectural commission

     Obama library will be prime architectural commission
    It's destined to be Chicago's architectural commission of the decade, a building that gives physical form to the soaring ideals of the nation's first African-American president. Which begs the question: Who will design it? In the run-up to next...

    Detroit's ravaged Packard Plant looks to Europe for renaissance

    Detroit's biggest ruin, the 40-acre Packard auto plant, will begin a European-inspired rebirth this summer under a plan that officials hope will revitalize one of the city's poorest neighborhoods and symbolize a reversal of 50 years of economic decline....

    Mostly thumbs up: What the critics say about the new Whitney Museum

    Mostly thumbs up: What the critics say about the new Whitney Museum
    The reviews are pouring in — and the state of the museum is strong. The newly relocated Whitney Museum of American Art in downtown Manhattan appears to be pleasing the critics, with its current permanent collection display "America Is Hard to See,...