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November 17, 1991 | TIM KLASS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Despite construction delays, wrangling between the prime builder and the architect, and a bungled attempt to install a major sculpture, the new Seattle Art Museum's luster remains undimmed, its director says. "I think of the building as Venturi unchained," Jay Gates said, referring to Robert Venturi, the Philadelphia architect who designed it. "It's unique among all of his works, not an addition to a building, not a part of a campus."
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March 27, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Most museum exhibitions try to give answers, but an unusual Chinese antiquities show the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has announced as its big fall attraction will focus on 3,000-year-old artifacts in bronze, gold and jade that mainly have produced bafflement. "China's Lost Civilization: the Mystery of Sanxingdui" is to feature more than 120 ceremonial objects that include towering human figures and trees made of bronze, carved heads and masks. They come from Sanxingdui and Jinsha, archaeological sites near Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Museums risk consequences if they treat native peoples' spiritual objects simply as regular artworks, as the Seattle Art Museum learned this week when it briefly wagered a ceremonial tribal mask from British Columbia in a playful bet with the Denver Art Museum on Sunday's Super Bowl. The two museums announced early this week that a 135-year-old Nuxalk mask would be sent from Seattle to Denver as a three-month loan if the Denver Broncos won the game, and "The Broncho Buster," an 1895 bronze statue by Frederic Remington, would head in the opposite direction should the Seattle Seahawks prevail.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2009
Moving north: Derrick R. Cartwright, who has headed the San Diego Museum of Art since 2004, has been appointed director of the Seattle Art Museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Filled, at Last: After 17 months without a chief curator, Newport Harbor Art Museum has named Bruce Guenther to replace Paul Schimmel, who now holds that job at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Guenther, 43, will start Dec. 1. He previously was chief curator at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art and before that curator of contemporary art at the Seattle Art Museum.
TRAVEL
October 19, 1997
Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises this month began offering loans to customers wanting to finance cruises. The program, dubbed CruiseLoan, comes after a similar plan offered last March by Princess Cruises. CruiseLoans are being offered through Citibank; call (800) 321-CITI. . . . Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester, containing many of the Renaissance genius' scientific observations and illustrations, goes on display Thursday through Jan. 4 at the Seattle Art Museum.
NEWS
April 6, 2006
Curator: Michael Darling, associate curator at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, is leaving to become curator of modern and contemporary art at the Seattle Art Museum. * To the big screen: Drake Bell and Josh Peck, stars of the popular Nickelodeon children's series "Drake & Josh," will team again for the big screen in an action-comedy film that will be distributed by Paramount. * Guest stars: Jerry Lewis will be a guest star on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" next fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2002
John Hauberg, 85, art collector and benefactor who founded the Pilchuck Glass School and served as president of the Seattle Art Museum, died Friday in Seattle of a heart attack brought on by a bacterial infection. Hauberg grew up in Rock Island, Ill., the son of John Hauberg Sr., who founded the city's Hauberg Indian Museum. After graduating from the University of Washington, the younger Hauberg stayed in Seattle, where he became a civic leader and philanthropist.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2008 | Mike Boehm
The Orange County Museum of Art on Friday announced its first firm commitment to move from Newport Beach to the Costa Mesa arts district, taking title to a 1.6-acre parcel next to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Museum officials said they must break ground no later than 2013 and open the new museum by 2016 under terms of the land transfer agreement with the Orange County Performing Artscenter. Costa Mesa officials last year approved the concept of having a 300-foot condo tower built atop a 140,000-square-foot museum -- a strategy teaming nonprofit and commercial interests that has been used to fund expansions of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Seattle Art Museum.
NEWS
November 2, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders this weekend receive free admission to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, the Hammer Museum in West L.A. and other venues in Southern California and across the country. Just show the card and you receive a cultural freebie. The deal: Museums on Us is a year-long program for cardholders that offers free admission to selected museums on the first full weekend of each month.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2011 | By Michael J. Ybarra, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches up the other, with a slender waterfall cascading off the side. If someone painted a picture of the scene, you wouldn't believe such a place could really exist. When Albert Bierstadt saw the photo in a New York show he went West posthaste, traveling to California, then venturing up the coast to Washington.
NATIONAL
April 30, 2010 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
There are cities that would be uncomfortable with the idea of a strip joint stuck like a squashed tomato in the middle of downtown, cities that would summon up a righteous case of outrage over a bawdy marquee offering titillation and temptation right next to the art museum, the hip tourist hot spot and one of the toniest hotels in town. But these cities would not be Seattle. Since the Lusty Lady announced it would be closing its doors in June after 27 years on 1st Street, a city that admittedly spent several years trying to shut the place down — or at least tame it into civility — has been practically in mourning.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2009
Moving north: Derrick R. Cartwright, who has headed the San Diego Museum of Art since 2004, has been appointed director of the Seattle Art Museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2008 | Mike Boehm
The Orange County Museum of Art on Friday announced its first firm commitment to move from Newport Beach to the Costa Mesa arts district, taking title to a 1.6-acre parcel next to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Museum officials said they must break ground no later than 2013 and open the new museum by 2016 under terms of the land transfer agreement with the Orange County Performing Artscenter. Costa Mesa officials last year approved the concept of having a 300-foot condo tower built atop a 140,000-square-foot museum -- a strategy teaming nonprofit and commercial interests that has been used to fund expansions of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Seattle Art Museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2008 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Museum of Art will relocate from Newport Beach to Costa Mesa, with Thom Mayne, winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize for architecture, named Friday to design the building that will fulfill a long-standing vision of an all-purpose arts district combining the Orange County Performing Artscenter, South Coast Repertory and now the museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Museums risk consequences if they treat native peoples' spiritual objects simply as regular artworks, as the Seattle Art Museum learned this week when it briefly wagered a ceremonial tribal mask from British Columbia in a playful bet with the Denver Art Museum on Sunday's Super Bowl. The two museums announced early this week that a 135-year-old Nuxalk mask would be sent from Seattle to Denver as a three-month loan if the Denver Broncos won the game, and "The Broncho Buster," an 1895 bronze statue by Frederic Remington, would head in the opposite direction should the Seattle Seahawks prevail.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1999
What's happening the next few weeks: * The Seattle Art Museum will have on view "Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums" from June 12 to Aug. 29. A selection of Impressionist paintings drawn from leading European art museums, including works by Degas, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Cezanne. 100 University St. $7, $5 students. Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (206) 654-3100.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles will receive 50 artworks as part of a nationwide bonanza of donations from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. As one of the first 10 recipients in a three-phase gift program to be announced today, MOCA will enrich its collection with pieces by 21 artists, including Richard Tuttle, Lynda Benglis, Dan Graham and Carl Andre.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
FIFTEEN months ago, when news of Michael Govan's appointment as director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art rocked the art world, he described L.A. as "the future" -- and its central art museum as "a sleeping giant." LACMA, he thought, had lots of possibilities and lots of unfulfilled potential. The wake-up call came fast.
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