May 15, 2001 |
Some buildings instantly raise a city's cultural stature. Others are cultural drains. Few, however, can match the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood. Since opening its doors in 1990, the building has sucked the life out of anything that crossed its threshold. Now, a $25-million planned renovation of the museum, to be unveiled today by museum director Ann Philbin, aims to change that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2001 |
The board of trustees of the UCLA Hammer Museum has approved a $25-million plan to transform its building in Westwood into a more inviting and functional facility for art exhibitions and other public programs. The ambitious plan calls for expanded gallery space, completion of a 288-seat theater, reorientation of the building with the primary entrance on Lindbrook Drive, addition of a restaurant and relocation of the bookstore.
November 15, 1994 |
The UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center is just a few years old, but it has had a sorry history from the start. The tradition continues. Friday's public sale of an important manuscript by the great Italian painter, scientist and intellectual Leonardo da Vinci is cause for sadness and concern. Something significant has been lost, something worrisome gained.
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July 23, 2013 |
It's been more than three decades since Sen. John V. Tunney (D-California) left Washington. After his narrow 1976 defeat by Republican S.I. Hayakawa, the then-42-year-old former senator joined one of Los Angeles' most politically connected law firms before gradually slipping from the public eye. But that's not to say Tunney has retired from causes he has long celebrated. In a recent telephone interview with The Times from his home in Sun Valley, Idaho, Tunney talked about his long, vigorous life after leaving office, lived mainly (and apparently quite happily)
May 15, 1992 |
Last weekend more than evened the score with my young friend Martin Erck. He has now repaid me for those afternoons at my house in Fullerton 30 years ago, blowing uncertain trumpet with some fellow seventh-graders. They called themselves the Dukes of Dixieland, and the repertoire of the Dukes was a little harsh for Martin's attorney father after a day in court, so they couldn't practice at home.
April 2, 1995 |
First-time visitors to Tony Duquette's house up Benedict Canyon in the hills above Sunset Boulevard invariably do a double take when they pass through the front door--and this is exactly the effect Duquette intends.