Meanwhile, on the western side of the LACMA campus, more Renzo red is being planned.
Does half of LACMA really need to be demolished? Also, can we stop calling the Pavilion for Japanese Art “beloved” it’s pure kitsch. The only reason it cant be thrown out is because of legalities.
These are a few of my favorite things (in LACMA’s collection).
TRUTH: “Our mission is to care for and share those works of art with the broadest possible public.” - Michael Govan.
Canoe Prow (haluan perahu)
Western New Guinea, West Papua, Cenderawasih Bay, circa 1890
THIS IS HAPPENING:
“As part of the Getty’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., LACMA features The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, an exhibition about the proposed future of the museum’s campus. Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been commissioned to rethink the east campus, providing new insight into the meaning and function of an encyclopedic museum and the relationship of architecture to its site. The exhibition begins with a detailed examination of the museum’s buildings within the complicated history of Hancock Park. It then focuses on Zumthor’s preliminary plans for a new building to house the permanent collection, with several large models built by the architect’s studio.”