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  • Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation Bows To Get-Go Success

    LYON - Seven years in the preparation, and spectacularly designed by architect Renzo Piano the Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation opened its doors Sept. 8 to two results as eye-catching as its architecture: Average 80% occupancy rate over five days a week...
  • Round-Up: Ancient graffiti, 3-D selfies, Norway's cool abstract money

    Round-Up: Ancient graffiti, 3-D selfies, Norway's cool abstract money
    The world’s oldest piece of art is graffiti, Norway has new abstract money and it’s super-cool, an artist beats the IRS in court, and architect Moshe Safdie is totally over public-private space. Plus: architectural separated-at-birth,...
  • Renzo Piano defends academy museum plans

    Renzo Piano defends academy museum plans
    A few minutes after sitting down to talk with Renzo Piano in his large, airy Paris studio Tuesday, I asked the architect about the progress of the film museum he is designing for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wilshire Boulevard....
  • Academy Museum campaign collects $12-million gift from Dolby

    Academy Museum campaign collects $12-million gift from Dolby
    The Academy Museum's ambitious, $300-million capital campaign collected another major gift this week, from Dolby Laboratories. The San Francisco-based audio company made a $12-million contribution — $7 million in technology for the future museum's...
  • Peter Zumthor's L.A.-LACMA vision in need of update

    The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam does it. The Louvre does it — twice. The Sackler Museum at Harvard wanted to do it in the 1980s, but neighbors objected and its design was changed. Bridging a major street, as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art now...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    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...
  • Big Questions Loom Over Academy Museum as New Artistic Director Begins

    Even before he starts work on July 1, Kerry Brougher has his hands full. Brougher will become artistic director of the proposed Academy Museum, a project embroiled in shifting personnel, a withering review in the Los Angeles Times and general anxiety...
  • Veer off the masterpiece path at the Art Institute of Chicago

    Veer off the masterpiece path at the Art Institute of Chicago
    The challenge in visiting the Art Institute of Chicago is to get beyond the obvious. Easier said than done. You could spend your time cruising from one iconic work to another, from "Nighthawks" to "American Gothic" to a Calder mobile overhead to Renoir'...
  • When you're here, you know you've arrived in the world

    When you're here, you know you've arrived in the world
    Luxury is in the details, whether it's finding a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie on your pillow or being whisked by private plane to Marlon Brando's island sanctuary. From a stunning Parisian art collection housed in a Frank Gehry masterpiece to the...
  • Art Institute is the world's best museum

    Art Institute is the world's best museum
    If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's our world-class...
  • Chinese firm gives $20 million to motion picture academy's film museum

    A little more than six months after Chinese TV maker TCL paid $5 million for the naming rights to Grauman's Chinese Theatre, another Chinese company is spending $20 million to boost its own brand recognition in Hollywood. The Dalian Wanda Group, which...