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Museums & Heritage

Competition spawns alternative designs for controversial Lacma building project

A protest group champions six ideas that remedy what it views as shortcomings in Peter Zumthor's design

Analysis
Museums & Heritage

'There is no fast track back to normal': museums confront economic fallout of the pandemic

Closed museums are losing millions in income, ushering in job cuts, appeals for emergency relief and lasting changes in strategy

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Earth Day

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

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Museums & Heritage

Seeking answers from Lacma, Ahmanson Foundation threatens to take its largesse elsewhere

Long-time patron wants ‘a clear understanding’ of how a new building can accommodate the permanent collection highlights it has funded

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Museums

Ahmanson Foundation cuts off gifts of art to Lacma

Foundation president cites concern over a dramatic museum redesign that could force prized works into storage

Interview
Artist interview

‘At 99, I’m another person entirely’: Luchita Hurtado on fossil fuels and new challenges ahead

As her touring retrospective arrives in Los Angeles and then heads for Mexico, the nonagenarian artist is excited about showing her new work—and the prospect of making more

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember

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Conservation & Preservation

Tefaf awards conservation grants for a Wright interior and a colonial Bolivian painting

V&A and Lacma plan to stabilise and restore works to their original appearance

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Exhibitions

Treasure trove of Fijian artefacts to reveal a rich artistic heritage at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition includes 19th-century breast plates and clubs made from whale ivory, as well as a newly commissioned 26ft canoe

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China

Yuz Museum and Lacma confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam

Joint exhibition programme under way between Shanghai and Los Angeles will soon involve Qatar Museums

Analysis
China

Why museum partnerships between China and the West are booming

Cultural institutions have embraced mutual benefits of collaboration, despite challenges of communication and censorship

Review
Exhibitions

Christian Marclay communes with Snapchat in a barrage of sounds and images at Lacma

Visitors undergo a chain of experiences generated by engineers’ algorithms

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Museums

Building on credit: why museums like Lacma use bonds to fund ambitious expansions

Being rated by a credit agency can help an institution secure support for costly construction projects—and avoid over-extending itself

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Pacific Standard Time

Next edition of Pacific Standard time looks at the intersection of art and science

The Getty-led PST: Art x Science x LA is due to be held in 2024

Comment
Lacma

LACMA is building an institution for the 21st century

Museums were never “encyclopaedic”—nor should they be, Michael Conforti says

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this week

From the West Coast version of Soul of a Nation, to Roy DeCarava’s photographic studies of blackness

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Museums & Heritage

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approves $650m Lacma building project

The design spans Wilshire Boulevard and replaces four extant buildings

Comment
Museums & Heritage

A train wreck in slow motion? Why Lacma’s new building is an impending disaster

County officials prepare to vote on the $650m project this week, but the museum’s next incarnation could come at too high a cost for culture

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Feminist art history

Women are written into online art history at expanded Wikipedia edit-a-thons across Southern California

The group Art+Feminism has organised events at six museums to boost the online presence of women artists and cultural leaders

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Artists

We have lift-off: Museum officials keep their fingers crossed as two sculptures hurtle into space

Fulfilling artists’ quests, a diamond-shaped balloon and a gold bust are expected to orbit the Earth

News
Exhibitions

Hands-on research underpins a pioneering chiaroscuro woodcut exhibition

Scientists and artists replicated the Renaissance design, inking and printing process

Analysis
TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Latin America's colonial art captivates a new generation

Two touring exhibitions are highlighting the explosion of global interest in viceregal period

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Exhibitions

Face to face with a Mesoamerican metropolis—in Los Angeles

Largest city of the ancient Americas brought back to life in show of Mexican treasures at Lacma

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Exhibitions

Saudi Arabian artist Gharem’s first US solo show escapes shadow of 9/11

Political and poignant, Gharem's art reflects on one of the defining moments of the 21st century

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Colonial art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is to display Spanish colonial works

Exhibitions will be held for months due to long-term loan

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Collectors

Collector profile: Eli Broad. “Real entrepreneurs don’t collect Old Masters”

Eli Broad speaks about how he cultivates culture in Southern California

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Museums & Heritage

Mixed reactions to Gilbert gift of £75 million decorative arts donation

It has been well received in Britain. In Los Angeles, there are divided opinions on the collection and its owner

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Kitaj

Kitaj retrospective finds sanctuary in the US after cyclone of abuse at Tate

University College, Oxford, has commissioned R.B. Kitaj to paint a portrait of President Clinton (a former Rhodes Scholar) for the school’s Great Hall, but the honour hardly compensates for the American expatriate's treatment at Tate

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Exhibitions

Los Angeles' County Museum of Art to hold exhibition of French Art sourced from Southern Californian collections

Monet, Renoir and Picasso will be some of the big names represented in the show, opening 9 June

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Exhibitions

Picasso, Braque, Gris and Léger from the collection of connoisseur and collector Douglas Cooper at County Museum

The scattered works are once again reunited in a comprehensive view of the Cubist movement