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Eli Broad

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  • Sharon Stone will host MOCA's Distinguished Women in the Arts event

    Sharon Stone will host MOCA's Distinguished Women in the Arts event
    The Museum of Contemporary Art, it appears, has really good basic instincts. The museum announced on Thursday that it has chosen actress Sharon Stone to host its eighth Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon. The Nov. 6 event, which generally...
  • Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall is inextricably of L.A.

    Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall is inextricably of L.A.
    In a lecture at Harvard in the early 1990s, the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo referred to Frank Gehry as a "noble savage." The comment, partly a joke, perfectly summed up the conventional wisdom that had gathered around Gehry's work during the time...
  • MOCA's search for a director: Is museum experience still optional?

    MOCA's search for a director: Is museum experience still optional?
    Will L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art hire a museum director who actually has experience in running a museum? The last time it did, Jimmy Carter was president and MOCA  was still three years away from opening its doors. Whether MOCA goes for...
  • Jeffrey Deitch resigns as head of L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art

    Jeffrey Deitch resigns as head of L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art
    Jeffrey Deitch has made it official: He'll be stepping down after a stormy three years as director of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. The MOCA board said it had launched a search for his successor. Deitch told the board of his decision to leave at...
  • A post-Deitch MOCA presents major challenge for next director

     A post-Deitch MOCA presents major challenge for next director
    The house of MOCA is a real fixer-upper. And that could be a problem as the museum seeks a new director to replace Jeffrey Deitch. Many museum experts wonder who would be willing to take Deitch's place at the helm of the troubled institution, given...
  • The names of MOCA's biggest donors might surprise you

    The names of MOCA's biggest donors might surprise you
    It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art. He isn't. Not by a long...
  • Topless Beatrice Arthur painting part of record $495-million auction

    Did it come with a card attached that says, "Thank you for being a friend"? A 1991 painting depicting a topless Bea Arthur that was created by artist John Currin has sold at an auction Wednesday for $1.9 million. The sale was part of a larger Christie's...
  • Scouting out Malibu beaches? Get 'em on the phone

    Scouting out Malibu beaches? Get 'em on the phone
    When environmental writer Jenny Price first began scouting for ways to get to Malibu's beaches, she drove up and down Pacific Coast Highway but did not spot a single sign pointing "this way to the beach." Shrubbery obscured stairway openings. "Private...
  • It's a 'Starry Night' for the L.A. Phil in Disney Hall salute

    It's a 'Starry Night' for the L.A. Phil in Disney Hall salute
    The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry. The performance:  Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...
  • Grand Avenue project: Uncertainty could be a good thing

    The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered. For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
  • National monuments closed following federal government shutdown

    National monuments closed following federal government shutdown
    National monuments around the country remain closed following Tuesday's partial shutdown of the federal government. The National Park Service, which oversees such monuments as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Statue of Liberty in the New...