September 7, 2013 |
The $650-million plan to remake the jumbled campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is the fourth such effort in the last three decades. Challenging in concept and architecturally ambitious, the design by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, 70, unveiled in a summer exhibition closing next Sunday, also can't help but make one wonder about the apparent difficulty in building good museum galleries. Is it really so hard? Here's a quick, relatively inexpensive and aesthetically surefire way to construct a first-rate museum building for art. It turns out to be as simple as one, two, three.
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.
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.