Exhibition Inquisition
We need to talk about the Japanese Pavilion, Michael.
Michael Govan on his plans for a new Zumthor-designed LACMA:
Another issue could be the name game: three of the four buildings to be torn down under the Zumthor plan are named for their keystone donors: the Hammer and Ahmanson gallery buildings and the Bing Center, which houses the museum’s 600-seat theater. Govan acknowledged that this could be a sensitive matter.
"The names will not disappear," he said. They’ll be reassigned to some of the new building’s features. His message to the potentially displaced honorees, he said, has been "we can do it even better."
"I’m not going to say everyone’s going to be happy," he added. "It’s a conundrum" facing many institutions that replace old buildings with new ones.

We need to talk about the Japanese Pavilion, Michael.

Michael Govan on his plans for a new Zumthor-designed LACMA:

Another issue could be the name game: three of the four buildings to be torn down under the Zumthor plan are named for their keystone donors: the Hammer and Ahmanson gallery buildings and the Bing Center, which houses the museum’s 600-seat theater. Govan acknowledged that this could be a sensitive matter.

"The names will not disappear," he said. They’ll be reassigned to some of the new building’s features. His message to the potentially displaced honorees, he said, has been "we can do it even better."

"I’m not going to say everyone’s going to be happy," he added. "It’s a conundrum" facing many institutions that replace old buildings with new ones.

The legacy of Pacific Standard Time: new scholarship.  AND a stronger sense of community among LA’s arts organizations.
Bible Report on the Art and Technology Program.  Available to read in LACMA’s online reading room.

Bible Report on the Art and Technology Program.  Available to read in LACMA’s online reading room.

Light shows in LACMA’s Art and Technology exhibition of 1971. (L) Newton Harrison, (R) Boyd Mefferd, (B) Rockne Krebs.

Illustration from A Report on the Art and Technology of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Loooooong title, amaaaaaazing read.
Tyler Green reminds us a visit to the library can yield some magical things.

Tyler Green reminds us a visit to the library can yield some magical things.

Talk about capitalizing on unyielding assets.  LACMA will be getting a fat rent check from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Tyler Green’s list of museums who offer high res / copyright free images of their collections.
Image:Canoe Prow (haluan perahu)Western New Guinea, West Papua, Cenderawasih Bay, circa 1890LACMA.