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  • Academy Museum campaign collects $12-million gift from Dolby

    Academy Museum campaign collects $12-million gift from Dolby
    The Academy Museum's ambitious, $300-million capital campaign collected another major gift this week, from Dolby Laboratories. The San Francisco-based audio company made a $12-million contribution — $7 million in technology for the future museum's...
  • Peter Zumthor's L.A.-LACMA vision in need of update

    The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam does it. The Louvre does it — twice. The Sackler Museum at Harvard wanted to do it in the 1980s, but neighbors objected and its design was changed. Bridging a major street, as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art now...
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

     LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges
    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...
  • Big Questions Loom Over Academy Museum as New Artistic Director Begins

    Even before he starts work on July 1, Kerry Brougher has his hands full. Brougher will become artistic director of the proposed Academy Museum, a project embroiled in shifting personnel, a withering review in the Los Angeles Times and general anxiety...
  • Film academy to consider CEO Dawn Hudson's contract

    Film academy to consider CEO Dawn Hudson's contract
    In her nearly three years as chief executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson has earned her share of praise and criticism. On Tuesday night, the board of governors is expected to consider renewing her deal, which expires in...
  • Museum architect Zoltan Pali no longer on the project, academy says

    Museum architect Zoltan Pali no longer on the project, academy says
    Zoltan Pali, one of the architects hired to work on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ future museum, has left the project, the academy has confirmed. Pali, of the Culver City firm SPF:a, had been working with Italian architect...
  • Academy Hires Exec Architectural Firm for Film Museum

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hiring an executive architectural firm for its film museum, saying there is "nothing unexpected or untoward" about the exit of Zoltan Pali, whose firm SPF:a was hired by the Academy in 2012 to assist...
  • Academy Museum Enters New Phase, With Design Intact

    The Academy Museum is moving along at a normal pace, says Bill Kramer, reassuring Acad observers that "the design concepts remain the same" as before. Reached in Italy, Kramer, managing director of the Academy Museum project, addressed some of the...
  • Zoltan Pali exits academy museum project as construction phase nears

     Zoltan Pali exits academy museum project as construction phase nears
    Zoltan Pali, one of the architects hired to work on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' future museum, has left the high-profile project. The departure, which the academy is characterizing as a routine transition, comes in the midst of some...
  • Film museum's cast change may be a blessing in disguise

    Film museum's cast change may be a blessing in disguise
    The spaceship, alas, has lived to see another day. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced changes on Monday to the design team working on a $300-million movie museum on Wilshire Boulevard. Zoltan Pali, the Los Angeles architect who'...
  • Academy Taps Smithsonian Director to Run Movie Museum

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped museum veteran Kerry Brougher as director of its new Academy Museum, sources told Variety. Brougher, the current interim director and chief curator of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, will...