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Sun Architecture CriticArchitect Peter Chermayeff was 38 when he got a phone call about the possibility of designing an aquarium for Baltimore's waterfront. Housing commissioner Robert C. Embry Jr. had visited Boston's popular New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, and...
If the Chicago Symphony Orchestra can celebrate the power of rivers, why can't the Chicago Sinfonietta do the same on behalf of cities? The parallel may not have occured to Mei-Ann Chen when she was planning her season finale with the sinfonietta, but...
Imagine you are heading east on Wilshire Boulevard, in a car or on foot. As you approach Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue, you see the rounded, gilded corner of the former May Co. building and Renzo Piano's travertine-wrapped Broad Contemporary Art Museum,...
Tags: Frank Gehry, Arts, Artists, Museums, Peter Zumthor
Director Brett Ratner, who was replaced at the last minute as the 2012 Oscars producer following comments he made about his sex life and uttering a homophobic slur, has made a $1-million gift for the planned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
The Times' Money & Co. blog has reported that top executives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be moving offices to the Variety building, which is across the street from the museum campus at 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Museum officials will move into...
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At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an acclaimed Swiss architect is hoping to pull off what an acclaimed Dutch one could not. Next month LACMA will publicly unveil a $650-million plan by Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor for a dramatic new museum...
Will the Academy's big bubble pop before it has a chance to be built? Italian architect Renzo Piano, Los Angeles architect Zoltan Pali and officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled preliminary designs Thursday for a $300-...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Arts, Museums, Architecture, Peter Zumthor
ReutersLOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The Academy has tweeted a picture of a model of its upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - and from the looks of things, they're building a "Star Wars" Death Star adjacent to the former May Company building in the Miracle...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled new concept drawings for its film museum — including a giant, domed theater structure — to open in 2017 at the historic May Co. building on the LACMA campus at Fairfax Avenue and...
David Geffen has donated $25 million to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' new museum dedicated to the history of film. In recognition of the gift — the museum's largest commitment received to date — the academy will name a...
Tags: Arts, Museums, Tom Hanks, Music, Dolby Laboratories Incorporated
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
Rick Steves' EuropeGreat Britain will likely be taking a deep breath (and perhaps a sigh of relief) this year as it recovers from a busy summer, when it hosted both the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Despite the flurry of investment that swept Britain in...
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