| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LYON - Seven years in the preparation, and spectacularly designed by architect Renzo Piano the Jerome Seydoux PathÃ© Foundation opened its doors Sept. 8 to two results as eye-catching as its architecture: Average 80% occupancy rate over five days a week...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:08 PM
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,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:26 AM
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....
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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'...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...