| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has plucked an established figure from the art museum world who has extensive knowledge of cinema to lead its highly anticipated $300-million movie museum.
Kerry Brougher, a veteran art curator who...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
David Geffen has donated $25 million to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' new museum dedicated to the history of film. In recognition of the gift — the museum's largest commitment received to date — the academy will name a...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Will the Academy's big bubble pop before it has a chance to be built?
Italian architect Renzo Piano, Los Angeles architect Zoltan Pali and officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled preliminary designs Thursday for a $300-...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an acclaimed Swiss architect is hoping to pull off what an acclaimed Dutch one could not.
Next month LACMA will publicly unveil a $650-million plan by Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor for a dramatic new museum...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The Times' Money & Co. blog has reported that top executives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be moving offices to the Variety building, which is across the street from the museum campus at 5900 Wilshire Blvd.
Museum officials will move into...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Director Brett Ratner, who was replaced at the last minute as the 2012 Oscars producer following comments he made about his sex life and uttering a homophobic slur, has made a $1-million gift for the planned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...