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November 10, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Walter Annenberg were to donate his exceptional collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where they are on temporary display through Sunday, the gift would instantaneously transform the museum's holdings. Overnight, a respectable museum collection would become an internationally prominent repository for late European painting.
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May 4, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Jonathan Borofsky's 18-foot mechanized "Hammering Man" sculpture relentlessly swinging his aluminum arm in the front courtyard, and trolleys running through the neighboring atrium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, unveiled its much-anticipated $1.2-million downtown facility to the media last week.
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May 4, 1992 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Jonathan Borofsky's 18-foot mechanized "Hammering Man" sculpture relentlessly swinging his aluminum arm in the front courtyard, and trolleys running through the neighboring atrium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, unveiled its much-anticipated $1.2-million downtown facility to the media last week.
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June 13, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
They changed the name. Again. Fifty years ago, a group of local artists got the bright idea of fighting neglect by opening an exhibition space to show their own work, and so acquired a vacant house built for heiress Ellen Browning Scripps on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Since the house itself was a domestic masterpiece of early modern architecture by the great Irving Gill, the choice made poetic as well as practical sense. Thus was born the Art Center in La Jolla.
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June 13, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
They changed the name. Again. Fifty years ago, a group of local artists got the bright idea of fighting neglect by opening an exhibition space to show their own work, and so acquired a vacant house built for heiress Ellen Browning Scripps on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Since the house itself was a domestic masterpiece of early modern architecture by the great Irving Gill, the choice made poetic as well as practical sense. Thus was born the Art Center in La Jolla.
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July 15, 1986 | ROBERT McDONALD
Birds are flying high in art exhibitions in San Diego. "Audubon: Science Into Art" at the Natural History Museum was organized by the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of the nation's pre-eminent nature artist in 1785. It has come to the museum under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service with the financial assistance of Kenneth and Dorothy Hill.
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December 29, 1986 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
An experienced curator is at work in "The Golden Land," at the San Diego Art Museum, and it's a presence to be noted. Paul Chadbourne Mills, retired director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and former chief curator of art at the Oakland Museum, has selected 117 works that trace California landscape from Gold Rush days to the present. With Mills in charge, I didn't anticipate another boring old landscape show, but I didn't expect "The Golden Land" (through Jan. 18) to be such a honey, either.
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October 14, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you've ever wondered what makes that repulsive sloshing sound when Jabba the Hutt moves, the answer awaits at the "Star Wars" traveling exhibition at the San Diego Art Museum in Balboa Park. Ditto if you're intrigued to eyeball the original Chewbacca costume, an 11-foot model of the Imperial Star Destroyer, the dress worn by Princess Leia, or the darkness himself, Darth Vader.
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December 3, 2010
SEBASTIAN ADLER Former San Diego art museum director Sebastian "Lefty" Adler, 78, who elevated the reputation of what is now the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art during the decade he was its director, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Temple City, said his wife, Janet. With an eye for emerging minimalists, he helped build a museum collection from 1973 to 1983 that was both hip and up-to-date at the institution that was then in La Jolla, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported in 1999.
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November 23, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maruja Baldwin was a certain type of Orange County woman. She was thrice-married, a Newport Beach heiress who was friends with local scion Henry Segerstrom and his wife, Renee. In the 1950s, she achieved a small measure of fame by posing for Vogue magazine photos and with bit parts in the classic Hollywood movies "Designing Women" and "Gigi." And like many wealthy folk, Maruja, who died a year ago at 77, occasionally liked to give things away.
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November 10, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Walter Annenberg were to donate his exceptional collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where they are on temporary display through Sunday, the gift would instantaneously transform the museum's holdings. Overnight, a respectable museum collection would become an internationally prominent repository for late European painting.
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April 18, 1987 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
The controversial effort to transform the historic Balboa Theater into a multimillion-dollar museum of modern art and design is dead, a victim of high costs and vigorous opposition from theater preservationists. Danah Fayman, founder of the proposed San Diego Art Center museum and president of the museum's board of directors, said Friday that the only thing left is to sign an official "termination agreement" with the Centre City Development Corp.
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August 20, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW
In his first West Coast museum show, British conceptual artist Richard Long today is scheduled to unveil the fruits of his just completed, 10-day residency at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. The artist, who began his residency Aug. 10, was still immersed in his work at press time, but museum director Hugh M. Davies told The Times what viewers could expect from the exhibit, which will be on display through Oct. 15.
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