June 2, 2005 |
The Art Institute of Chicago has unveiled the final design of a new building that will house contemporary and modern collections and has launched the public aspect of a fundraising campaign that is $115 million short of its goal. Construction will start this week on the 264,000-square-foot expansion, which is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2009. Italian architect Renzo Piano designed the $258-million glass, steel and limestone building. John H.
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April 8, 1997
The Art Institute of Southern California will present two shows this month: an exhibit by more than 150 students and a display of the works of this year's graduating seniors. The annual Juried Student Exhibition will be on display Thursday through April 24. Part of the event will be a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17. The Graduating Senior Exhibition, which will run April 28 through May 10, will feature the works of students receiving their degrees on the final day of the exhibit.
May 29, 2013 |
L.A. added two new million-dollar-a-year executives to the ranks of its top-paid arts leaders during 2011, although two existing members of the seven-person club had to get by with less than they'd made in 2010. Increases for Music Center President Stephen Rountree and Los Angeles Opera music director James Conlon put them above $1 million in total wages and benefits, according to the organizations' recently filed federal tax returns for the 2011-12 fiscal year that ended last June 30, the most recent period for which figures are available.
September 3, 1991 |
Smoke--a.k.a. "jasmine-scented fog"--got in their eyes. Clowns, jugglers and magicians got their attention. And when the party was over, the Art Institute of Southern California got $40,000. Designing Women, a support group for the Laguna Beach art school, hosted a circus-themed benefit Sunday that gave guests a chance to dress silly and play kids games while they forked over dollars like grown-ups.
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December 11, 1996 |
John W. Lottes, president of the Art Institute of Southern California, died Monday of an inoperable brain tumor, according to his family. He was 62. Lottes, who had been president of Orange County's only private four-year art college since 1991, had been on medical leave since Nov. 1, said the institute's chief financial officer, James D. Godek, who has been its acting president.
August 14, 1990 |
The Art Institute of Southern California has rejected a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Trustees of the small fine arts school voted unanimously late last week to turn down the grant rather than sign an NEA-mandated anti-obscenity certification required of all 1990 grant recipients. "By accepting the grant, the institution would be taking the first step down the very dangerous path of censorship," Russell E. Lewis, president of the school, wrote in a letter to the NEA.