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June 6, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Some bubbles are harder to burst than others. After a four-year run as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek says he is returning to California - and just might bring with him a version of the inflatable event space that he had championed in Washington, D.C. Koshalek originally envisioned the Bubble, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, as a pavilion for cultural programming that would be erected in the Hirshhorn courtyard...
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June 6, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Some bubbles are harder to burst than others. After a four-year run as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek says he is returning to California - and just might bring with him a version of the inflatable event space that he had championed in Washington, D.C. Koshalek originally envisioned the Bubble, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, as a pavilion for cultural programming that would be erected in the Hirshhorn courtyard...
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May 24, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic
Another bubble has popped for Richard Koshalek. The director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., a branch of the Smithsonian, announced Thursday he will leave his post later this year. The news followed a reported split on the Hirshhorn board over the wisdom of building an inflatable event space for the museum, a project Koshalek has actively championed. The inflatable structure, designed by the New York architects Diller, Scofidio & Renfro and known as "the Bubble," had estimated costs of roughly $15 million.
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May 24, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic
Another bubble has popped for Richard Koshalek. The director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., a branch of the Smithsonian, announced Thursday he will leave his post later this year. The news followed a reported split on the Hirshhorn board over the wisdom of building an inflatable event space for the museum, a project Koshalek has actively championed. The inflatable structure, designed by the New York architects Diller, Scofidio & Renfro and known as "the Bubble," had estimated costs of roughly $15 million.
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December 7, 1986 | BARBARA ISENBERG
Richard Koshalek, Museum of Contemporary Art director, was huddled at the elevator with a foundation executive, reporter and photographer. His assistant, Alma Ruiz, came running down the hall: "Did you tell (art dealer) Irving Blum I'd give him a tour of the new building?" she asked Koshalek frantically. "No," he responded, hustling his group into the elevator, "I told him I'd give him a tour."
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April 21, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Richard Koshalek always has a public mission. And that hasn't changed since he became president of Art Center College of Design seven months ago. Energetic and charismatic as ever, he is beating the drum for Pasadena's art school, just as he did for Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art for nearly 20 years. "I'm unbelievably optimistic about the future of schools like Art Center and the work that creative people will do," he said, over a cup of coffee in the college cafeteria.
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March 24, 1998 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Richard Koshalek, an energetic champion of new art and architecture who joined Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art in 1980 when the museum was still on the drawing board and went on to serve as its director for the past 15 years, said Monday that he will step down in the summer of 1999. Koshalek is fulfilling terms of a contract signed nearly four years ago but only now being revealed. He said: "It is time. This is something that I wanted because I think 20 years is enough."
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September 26, 2008 | Mike Boehm
Richard Koshalek has stepped down as president of Art Center College of Design, where he became a lame duck in June after trustees of the elite Pasadena school refused his request for a four-year contract extension. They also suspended fundraising and development for an expansion program Koshalek had championed, including a $50-million Frank Gehry-designed high-tech design center and library. Art Center's board announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Koshalek to let him depart now instead of serving until his contract expired in December 2009.
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July 9, 2009 | Mike Boehm
Lorne M. Buchman, former president of a design college in San Francisco, has been named president and chief executive of the recently strife-ridden Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The campus was riven last year by dissension and protest over its future and its educational priorities, leading to the resignation of longtime president Richard Koshalek after the school's board of trustees denied him a contract extension and sidelined an expansion and construction program that ranked high on the agenda he had been hired in 1999 to pursue.
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January 11, 1987 | KATHRYN SMITH, Smith is an architectural historian and lecturer at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. and
The Museum of Contemporary Art has announced that the Architecture and Design Council will join several of its official councils. The council formerly was an independent, nonprofit organization, the Architecture and Design Support Group, founded in 1980 at MOCA's inception. The council's primary goal will be to endow a permanent curatorial chair for architecture and design.
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July 9, 2009 | Mike Boehm
Lorne M. Buchman, former president of a design college in San Francisco, has been named president and chief executive of the recently strife-ridden Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The campus was riven last year by dissension and protest over its future and its educational priorities, leading to the resignation of longtime president Richard Koshalek after the school's board of trustees denied him a contract extension and sidelined an expansion and construction program that ranked high on the agenda he had been hired in 1999 to pursue.
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September 26, 2008 | Mike Boehm
Richard Koshalek has stepped down as president of Art Center College of Design, where he became a lame duck in June after trustees of the elite Pasadena school refused his request for a four-year contract extension. They also suspended fundraising and development for an expansion program Koshalek had championed, including a $50-million Frank Gehry-designed high-tech design center and library. Art Center's board announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with Koshalek to let him depart now instead of serving until his contract expired in December 2009.
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April 21, 2004 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
In a conference room in the hills above Pasadena, Richard Koshalek opens a Monday morning meeting reading horoscopes to senior staff. But the president of Art Center College of Design doesn't need stars to predict hectic days ahead. On the agenda is a three-day international design conference to inaugurate Art Center's new South Campus on Raymond Avenue -- a $15-million expansion into a gritty, industrial corner of downtown Pasadena, miles from the rarified views of the hillside campus.
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September 24, 2000 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a frequent contributor to The Times. Her oral history, "State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work," will be published by William Morrow in October
Richard Koshalek, president of Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, counts himself a lucky man. His passion for art has led him to a lifelong career working with artists and architects. Koshalek first arrived in Los Angeles in 1980 as deputy director of the city's fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art. Named director two years later, he made players of artists and donors in shaping the two downtown MOCA facilities that today host upward of 300,000 visitors a year.
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April 21, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Richard Koshalek always has a public mission. And that hasn't changed since he became president of Art Center College of Design seven months ago. Energetic and charismatic as ever, he is beating the drum for Pasadena's art school, just as he did for Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art for nearly 20 years. "I'm unbelievably optimistic about the future of schools like Art Center and the work that creative people will do," he said, over a cup of coffee in the college cafeteria.
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June 9, 1999 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Richard Koshalek, who will end his 16-year tenure as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 30, has been appointed president of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Effective Sept. 7, Koshalek will succeed retiring President David R. Brown, the college announced late Monday. In taking charge of the prestigious art and design school, Koshalek is expected to oversee a period of facilities expansion and curriculum development. "The board has its eye on the future," Koshalek said.
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February 22, 1990 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation may have acquired the lion's share of Italian Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo's contemporary American art collection last weekend, but very little of his coveted California art was included in the arrangement, the count revealed in an interview this week.
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July 19, 1998 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
It's fair to say that 20th century architecture--and the Modernist ideology that dominated it--never achieved its stated aim of creating a better society. But few moments in history have produced such an array of splendid failures. What Modernism has left us is a collection of fragmentary visions, incomplete experiments and isolated monuments to an idealized world. Nonetheless, many of those experiments retain a remarkable freshness.
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