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Upon Further Consideration: Maybe New Plans For LACMA Aren’t So Bad

Justin Davidson: “I, too, joined the scoffer’s chorus when the latest designs emerged in March, but the longer I’ve spent studying these paltry materials and pacing the site, the more promise I feel the project has.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, Justin Davidson, 05.20.19

Yet Another Problem With Peter Zumthor’s Design For New LACMA Building: You Can’t Hang Paintings On Bare Concrete Walls

As if there weren’t enough issues with the damn thing already. As Christopher Knight writes, you could hang paintings on wires coming down from a high rail. (Bad idea in an earthquake zone.) Or you could drill holes in the wall, which is loud, expensive, and weakens the concrete. And LACMA want to rotate the collection constantly, so there would be a lot of rehanging. What were these people thinking? – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, Christopher Knight, Peter Zumthor, 05.13.19

LACMA Design Challenged in LA Times

A piece in the LA Times this week notes the challenges the LACMA renovation’s new concrete walls will pose for the mounting of work. “Faith in concrete’s sober virtue reminds me of all the cooing back in 2008-2010 over “column-free space” in Renzo Piano’s LACMA designs for BCAM and the Resnick Pavilion. Wide-open, uninterrupted interiors without […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Renzo Piano, LA Times, LACMA, BCAM

LACMA Caps Collectors Weekend with Eight New Works, $2.4 Million

LACMA’s annual Collectors Committee Weekend took place this past weekend, with eight works being added to its collection while adding $2.4 million in donations.  “I think everyone knows this is a momentous weekend for LACMA,” says director Michael Govan. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, Eight New Works, Michael Govan Read

LACMA Counterpoint: An Art Historian Argues In Favor Of The Museum’s Radical Makeover

Brian T. Allen argues that LACMA’s new Zumthor makeover of its campus is just what the museum needs. “Donna Reed and Celeste Holm were attractive and workable. Lana Turner was fabulous. L.A. will always crave fabulous… I think a big, Met-style museum in Los Angeles is culturally counterintuitive, and I mean the civic culture. In L.A. style, it’s time to do something fresh.” National Review
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Visual, LACMA, Donna Reed, Lana Turner, Celeste Holm, Brian T Allen, Zumthor, 04.20.19

Christopher Knight: LACMA’s New Vision For Itself And Its Building Should Be Rejected

“A ‘yes’ vote from the supervisors means that more than 50 years of the county project to build the last great encyclopedic art museum in the United States is over. It has driven five former LACMA directors, scores of curators and professional staff, countless past benefactors, an array of trustees and untold others in building the institution, virtually from scratch, since 1965.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, United States, Visual, LACMA, Christopher Knight, 04.08.19

LACMA Wins Unanimous Approval for Building Project

LACMA won unanimous approval Tuesday from the county Board of Supervisors for its $650-million design. “This is a milestone moment, this is the big green light to go forward,” museum Director Michael Govan said. Read more at LA Times
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Board of Supervisors, LACMA, Michael Govan

Michael Govan Defends LACMA Plans in LA Times

LACMA Director Michael Govan is in the LA Times this week, defending his decision to embraced reduced exhibition space in the museum’s expansion.  “We were aware that this building project would be not as big as the current space it was replacing because that was a jumbled mess of galleries,” he says. “We were trying […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, LACMA, Michael Govan

LACMA’s Director Defends The Incredible Shrinking Design

While an awful lot of art and architecture folks are asking what (the hell) happened to the original LACMA redesign, Michael Govan, as he must, defends the plan: “I’m just going to say, for the record — and I believe it fully — that through the process of refinements, we now have a better building.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, Michael Govan, 04.06.19

The Arts In LA Are Booming. Why? Geography, For One

One example: The LACMA, in an effort to reach underserved populations, announced plans to transform an 84,000-square-foot building in South Los Angeles into a center for a variety of community-targeted arts programming. “If you look at a map of L.A.’s public schools, the dots representing the neediest students are all through South Los Angeles,” MichaelGovan said. “You start thinking, where can the value of your collection and program be the greatest? When you’re behind a big fancy fence on Wil...
Tags: Art, La, Issues, South Los Angeles, LACMA, Wilshire Boulevard, 03.26.19, MichaelGovan

20 Fun and Interesting Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

LA is the second biggest city in the USA, and as a visitor it seems like there are endless things to do in Los Angeles with kids! Over the years we’ve been able to visit Los Angeles several times. Firstly solo, then as a couple, and now with our two daughters, Kalyra and Savannah. To be honest we weren’t initially big fans, and it’s taken a while for LA to grow on us. Sometimes you have to visit a place a second or third or even forth time before you can appreciate it. I think it’s because we c...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Beyonce, California, Jay Z, La, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Katy Perry, House, Connecticut, San Diego

LACMA Combines Departments for European and American Art

LACMA has collapsed two major departments into one this year, combining its American and European holdings into a single department as part of director Michael Govan’s plan to gradually arrive at a more fluid museum structure, LA Times reports.  Read more at LA Times
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, LACMA, Michael Govan

Loved ones celebrate South Bay’s Nancy Paulikas, whose life ended in tragic mystery in L.A.

Kirk Moody welcomes friends and family to the celebration of life honoring his wife, Nancy Paulikas at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Nancy, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s, wandered away from her family during a trip to LACMA in 2016. The two-year-long search for Nancy gained widespread attention and inspired Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn to create L.A. Found– a Countywide system of trackable bracelets used to find vulnerable individuals with Alzheime...
Tags: News, Stanford, Uncategorized, Beck, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, UC Davis, Local News, Nancy, Stanford University, Ucla, Southern California, Lewis, Los Angeles County, Matthew Lewis

LACMA Decides To Collapse Euro And American Art Into One Big Department

Christopher Knight on why this isn’t going to work – with a review of a new show embedded within the commentary: “Art museums have two audiences — one general, who may or may not have a genuine interest (there’s got to be someplace to take the in-laws over the holidays); the other a dedicated art audience, who range from passionate enthusiasts to committed professionals. … Lose the core and the museum is in trouble.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Audience, Visual, LACMA, Christopher Knight, 03.12.19, Big Department

LACMA Acquires 12-Foot Long Zeng Fanzhi Work

LACMA has acquired an untitled Zeng Fanzhi painting from 2018 for its permanent collection, following on its commitment to expanding its collection of works from China. “Chinese contemporary art has emerged as one of the most compelling areas of the global art landscape,” says Dominic Ng, CEO of East West Bank. “The addition of a piece by […]
Tags: Art, News, China, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, Zeng Fanzhi, East West Bank, Dominic Ng, Foot Long Zeng Fanzhi Work

Rita Gonzalez Appointed Head of LACMA’s Contemporary Art Department

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has tapped Rita Gonzalez, a long-running curator at the museum, as its new head of contemporary art.  Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LACMA, Rita Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Department

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Dapper Day is not just for Disneyland; you can ‘step out in style’ at LACMA, LA Phil

You’ve probably heard of Dapper Day. But the social outing where spiffy retro outfits that encompass everything from pin-up style dresses to straw boater hats isn’t just a Disneyland happening. At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art it’s also a recurring event. Dapper Day returns to LACMA on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a free, first-of-its-kind “Swinging Soiree” featuring drinks, dancing and evening glamour in the European and Modern galleries, set against a backdrop of artworks by Pablo Picasso, And...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Natural History Museum, Disneyland, Benjamin Britten, Richard Strauss, Los Angeles County, Phil, LACMA, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, J

A First: In LA This Year More Women Artists Than Men Had Solo Shows

The tally comes from adding up exhibitions, both major and minor, that opened since January at the J. Paul Getty Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art; UCLA Hammer and Fowler museums; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Craft and Folk Art Museum; California African American Museum; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (With zero, LACMA was the unfortunate outlier.) That’s impressive. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Visual, Fowler, LACMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, J Paul Getty Museum, Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, California African American Museum, 12.17.18, UCLA Hammer

What’s a ‘Valley Girl’? Local artists want to break the mold and reclaim it

Erin Stone was traveling in Kathmandu, Nepal, when a local asked what locals often do: Where are you from? The San Fernando Valley, Stone answered, and he surprised her with an immediate look of recognition. “Like, oh my god!” he teased in a high-pitched, nasal trill. For Stone, it was just one of the many moments in her life that reminded her of the “valley girl” persona and its global reach, codified by 80’s pop culture. In part, it was this ditsy, mall-frequenting suburban socialite caricatur...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Arts, California, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Moon, Chatsworth, Local News, Frank Zappa, Valley, LACMA, Stone

12 museum and gallery exhibitions in Southern California this December

LOS ANGELES COUNTY Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection Go behind the art and science of jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay’s sparkly creations. When: Opens Dec. 7 and runs through May 12, 2019 Where: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exhibition Blvd., Los Angeles Admission: $5-$12, free for members and children age 2 and under Information: Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Helen and Dido The fates of two heroines from classical mythology are explored through a...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Andy Warhol, Theater, Muhammad Ali, Origami, Southern California, Robert, San Bernardino, Helen, Cal State San Bernardino

3 art shows opening in Southern California this weekend, Nov. 16-18

LOS ANGELES COUNTY Joni The photographs of Norman Seeff, whose forthcoming book “Joni Mitchell: Sessions,” are included in this gallery show and sale. When: Nov. 16-Nov. 25 Where: Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, 1200 Alta Loma, West Hollywood Admission: Free Information: 310-881-6025 Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings In this first major international survey of the photographer’s work, the Getty Center features 110 haunting images – some previously never-before-published – that...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Visual Arts, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Theater, Muhammad Ali, Joni Mitchell, Southern California, Luke Cage, Sally Mann, Barbara, LACMA, Mann, UCR

Fashion Tips We Should All Take From A$AP Rocky

You’re gonna want to raid your grandma’s wardrobe for this one A$AP Rocky has been killing the hip-hop game for years, but when he stepped out on the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala, the rapper proved to everyone that he really is a Fashion Killa. And honestly, I don’t know if you’re ready for it. Don’t worry, I’ll give you a minute to settle in before I drop this next level couture bomb on you. So… how about that weather we’re having? No, not that weather. The climate I’m talki...
Tags: Ap, Humor, Dorothy, Gucci, Solidarity, Gracie Hughes, Ann Coulter, AP Rocky, LACMA, Goldwyn Mayer, Geriatric Gucci

LACMA Gala Gets Political: Guillermo del Toro Blasts Race-Baiting and Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

The annual LACMA Art + Film gala should consider adding + Fashion and + Music to its name — all four industries were well-represented at the museum Saturday thanks not only to honorees Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro but also to presenter Gucci and a house band that featured Beck, Dave Grohl and St. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Guillermo Del Toro, Gucci, LACMA, Catherine Opie, Beck Dave Grohl

There’s a quarter-mile long artwork at LACMA you have to see

You can see the artist’s hand – not to mention much of the rest of his body – at work in Robert Rauschenberg’s “The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece.” This 1983 photo shows Robert Rauschenberg with his monumental work “The 1/4 Mile or 2 Furlong Piece” in progress at his Laika Lane studio in Captiva, Fla. (Photo by Terry Van Brunt, courtesy of Robert Rauschenberg Foundation) These traces reveal themselves to anyone who walks the 1,000-foot expanse of this 190-panel work, presented for the first ti...
Tags: Sport, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, David Hockney, Theater, Bob, Robert Rauschenberg, LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rauschenberg, Michael Govan, Wallis Annenberg, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

The 10 Best Photography Galleries In The World

In the digital era, photography has certainly become a staple of everyday life.  We’re being exposed to all kinds of imagery 24/7 and many of us have lost the ability to stop and contemplate images in detail. Because of this, photography galleries represent a perfect getaway for anyone who would like to enjoy photography the “old-fashioned” way – framed and hung. The following list consists of 10 really remarkable photo galleries around the world: 1. Hamiltons Gallery Hamiltons gallery was fou...
Tags: Photography, Milan, London, Boston, Berlin, New York City, San Francisco, Nasa, Beijing, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Don McCullin, Magnum Photos, Robert Mapplethorpe

From Teen Star To Captain Marvel: Brie Larson's Glow-Up Is A Can't-Miss

A lot of people say that Brie Larson became the busiest actor in Hollywood only after her breakout role in the 2015 film Room. But we'd say that Larson has been busy long before she won her Best Actress Oscar. Check her resume and you'll notice that not only has Larson been in show business since she was a child, but she's been working nonstop for almost two decades.Now, the 28-year-old has landed the role of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, the first female-led superhero film for Marvel. And s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Rihanna, Courtney Love, Warner Bros, Lindsay Lohan, Miss, James, Brie Larson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Carol Danvers, LACMA, Larson, Mark Sullivan, Charles James

County officials unveil L.A. Found tracking bracelets to find Alzheimer’s patients who go missing

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn visits with Kirk Moody, whose wife with early-onset AlzheimerÕs vanished from LACMA, after Hahn announced L.A. Found’s tracking bracelets used to find missing people with dementia, AlzheimerÕs or autism on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in East Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Flanked by Cynthia Banks, director of L.A. County WDACS, and Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announces L.A. Foun...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, MMA, Missing Persons, Los Angeles County, Moody, LACMA, Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, East Los Angeles, Jane Doe, Hahn

Travel Tip: Free Museum Days

Read the full article on at - Travel Tip: Free Museum Days What are your favorite museums in America? The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York? Bostons’ Museum of Fine Arts? Or the Los Angeles County... Read More... The post Travel Tip: Free Museum Days appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, New York, Washington, Boston, America, Los Angeles, Museums, Natural History Museum, Travel Tips, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Moma, Los Angeles County, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, LACMA

This Is A Critical Time For LA’s Museum Of Contemporary Art As New Director Steps In

There’s been a lack of clarity in terms of the museum’s vision for 20 years now—it’s time for a plan that moves the institution forward. There’s also a critical mass of institutions of high ambitions now that makes for a very challenging and competitive landscape—Lacma is more engaged with contemporary art than ever before, and the Hammer [Museum] is at its most energetic and creative.
Tags: Art, Visual, LACMA, 08.23.18, LA 's Museum Of Contemporary Art