March 13, 1994 |
Change is afoot at UCLA, and a new era of construction has begun. Westwood Boulevard above Le Conte Avenue has been transformed into a medical avenue flanked by new offices, laboratories and clinics. The main undergraduate library is housed in an award-winning tent-like structure while Powell Library is renovated. New dormitories crown the northern hills, a massive business school is under way and a high-tech power plant nears completion.
May 25, 1986 |
"Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown: A Generation of Architecture" surveys the work of a renowned architecture and design firm, at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Saturday through Aug. 3. Originated by the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, the exhibition consists primarily of drawings. The La Jolla Museum has added furniture, dinnerware and photographs documenting some recently completed buildings.
March 18, 1991 |
A lofty collection of architect superstars, academicians, art collectors and dealers turned up last weekend for a private viewing of the retrospective "Arata Isozaki: Architecture 1960-1990," which opened to the public Sunday, and tried to get close to the quiet man in the Issey Miyake tuxedo. Friday evening's event at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which Isozaki designed, also was billed as a birthday party for the Japan-based architect.
July 22, 1992 |
Film director Robert Wise, opera singer Marilyn Horne and actor James Earl Jones are among those chosen to receive the 1992 National Medal of Arts. President Bush will honor this year's recipients today at a White House ceremony .
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.
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January 8, 2013 |
Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic who in two decades of writing for the New York Times became a powerful force in shaping New York City and was better known than many of the architects she was covering and certainly more feared, has died. She was 91. Huxtable, who in 1970 won the first Pulitzer Prize awarded for criticism, died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, said her lawyer, Robert N. Shapiro. The Getty Center announced Monday that it had acquired her papers, along with those of her husband, industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable, who died in 1989.
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.