February 16, 1996 |
The Walt Disney Co. unveiled its new Disneyland administration building Thursday, although the screaming yellow, cartoon-like structure had little trouble announcing its own presence. "Must run on batteries," quipped Anaheim Mayor Tom Daly, squinting as much from the building's Dick Tracy yellow exterior as from the morning sun reflecting off its cockeyed, stucco walls with their undulating metal canopies.
April 21, 1986 |
Architecture's most coveted and lucrative annual prize, the Pritzker, has been awarded to Gottfried Boehm, well known in Europe but little known elsewhere for his individualistic designs. A German architect living in Cologne, the 66-year-old Boehm is the second European in a row to win the prestigious $100,000 prize sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation. Last year's winner was Hans Hollein of Austria.
September 27, 1991 |
After 17 months without a chief curator, Newport Harbor Art Museum has named former Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bruce Guenther to the post, Newport Harbor officials said Thursday. His appointment is effective Dec. 1. Guenther, 43, was chief curator since 1987 at the Chicago museum, the same facility that hired Newport Harbor museum director Kevin E. Consey away in 1989.
July 11, 1991 |
The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art has been awarded $75,000 and the Old Globe Theatre $85,000 in Challenge Grants from the California Arts Commission; both are among the largest granted in the 1991-1992 program, which awarded a total of $818,000. Both grants must be matched on a 3 to 1 basis. The Old Globe's grant will help develop a new Latino musical from the award-winning Uruguayan play "Death and the Blacksmith," co-authored by Jorge Curi and Mercedes Rein.
March 11, 1993 |
The National Endowment for the Arts will award $14.5 million in federal matching grants to arts organizations for 1993--including $1.5 million earmarked for seven Southern California arts institutions. Costa Mesa-based South Coast Repertory, which will get $115,000, is the only Orange County arts group among the recipients. The other six grantees are Los Angeles' Music Center Opera Assn.
March 11, 1993 |
The National Endowment for the Arts will award $14.5 million in federal matching grants to arts organizations for 1993--including $1.5 million earmarked for seven Southern California arts institutions. The seven grantees are Los Angeles' Music Center Opera Assn.
May 5, 1988 |
Noted architect Robert Venturi unveiled plans for an $11-million expansion of the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday that museum officials say will fill a critical need for space while preserving the neighborhood's architectural integrity. Venturi, who has been praised and vilified as the "father of post-modernism," plans to expose and reconstruct parts of the museum building's original Irving Gill architecture that are now hidden within the facade.
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August 26, 2001 |
Steven Izenour, a partner in Venturi Scott Brown, the iconoclastic Philadelphia architecture firm known for its celebration of commonplace American buildings, died of a heart attack while on vacation in Vermont. He was 61. Izenour, who joined the firm in 1969, was a co-author, with Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, of "Learning From Las Vegas," one of the seminal books on architecture in the 20th century.
July 15, 1994 |
After a decade of planning and fund-raising, work is finally set to begin on the most ambitious renovation and expansion project in the 53-year history of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. "It's been a long time coming," said museum director Hugh M. Davies just moments before Thursday's symbolic groundbreaking at the museum on Prospect Street in La Jolla. When the $8.3-million project is finished in early 1996, the museum will enjoy an additional 4,500 square feet of gallery space.