July 8, 2010
Sixty-five million years of history meets cutting-edge interactive technology in the exhibit "Age of Mammals," opening Sunday at the Natural History Museum. The new permanent exhibit, housed in the museum's renovated northern wing, chronicles the evolution of mammals via skeletons, taxidermy, hands-on kiosks and multimedia displays. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $9 for adults; $6.50 for students, seniors and children 13-17; $2 for children 5-12; free for children under 5. (213)
May 1, 2010 |
I wish I could play with that cartoonish phrase and say, "Jane Pisano slept with the fishes," but "slept with" here means "camped out under" and "fishes" is really a whale: the great Humboldt fin whale that hangs in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. It was under that skeleton that she and some donors unfurled their sleeping bags not long ago. Pisano has been the museum's president and director for nearly nine years. That's not exactly an eon, but it's a good piece of time in the history of a museum that turns 100 years old in 2013.
February 17, 2008 |
Take a trip to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and you're bound to encounter some impressive bone structures. Popular tenants include the Tyrannosaurus rex and a complete cast of the long-necked Mamenchisaurus. But the biggest dinosaur is perhaps the building itself -- a hulking, fossilized fortress from a bygone era.
December 6, 2001 |
Choosing between a tear-down and a fixer-upper, leaders of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art took the leap Wednesday. They unanimously approved a proposal by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to demolish most of the buildings at the Mid-Wilshire site and replace them with a vast structure that sits on columns and is topped by a tent-like roof.
April 10, 2001 |
From its psychedelic flier to its lineup of deep thinkers on the likes of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, "Media Pop" appeared to be a peculiar project for the Getty Research Institute. Sure enough, those who trekked up to the Getty Center to attend the conference Friday and Saturday found themselves staring at projected images of Marilyn Monroe, Campbell's soup cans, comic-strip romances and beefcake photos while art historians dissected and analyzed every last squiggle and dot.
February 26, 2001 |
"Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe," on view through May 6 at the Getty Center, is a rarity among current architecture exhibitions: It combines first-rate scholarship with the kind of historical insight that debunks old stereotypes.