| May 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The spaceship, alas, has lived to see another day.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced changes on Monday to the design team working on a $300-million movie museum on Wilshire Boulevard.
Zoltan Pali, the Los Angeles architect 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...
| 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...
| 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-...