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And the Academy (Museum) Goes to...Los Angeles!

Did you know that the little bronze Oscar statue weighs nearly 9 pounds? Or that a film has to have opened in the past year in Los Angeles County to qualify even being considered for an Academy Award? Gee whiz, seems there’s still quite...Show More Summary

A re-edited plan for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - the organization that awards the Oscars - is poised to build a new museum stretching across 208,000 square feet on Wilshire Boulevard just west of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Dedicated to the history of movies and the art of filmmaking,...

LACMA Board of Trustees elect new Co-Chairs Antony P. Ressler and Elaine P. Wynn

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced today the election of two new chairs of the board of trustees, Antony P. Ressler and Elaine P. Wynn. Mr. Ressler has served on LACMA?s board since 2005 and has acted as vice chair of the board and co-chair of the Finance Committee. Show More Summary

LACMA names new co-chairs Elaine Wynn, Antony Ressler

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Elaine Wynn and Antony Ressler have been elected as the new board co-chairs of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, officials announced Thursday. They succeed Andrew Brandon-Gordon and Terry Semel, who will remain on the museum board with the title co-chairs emeriti.

Building an airship with Chris Burden

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The translucent airship glistens peacefully in the sunlight inside the Resnick Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a crowd gathers and anticipation grows. "Ode to Santos Dumont," the late artist Chris Burden's final installation, is about to take flight.

Natural History Museum renames Dinosaur Hall for Director Jane Pisano

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County held its bi-annual Dinosaur Ball on Saturday evening at which trustees, museum staff and other guests gave Director Jane Pisano a monster of an honor.

Los Angeles Film Festival: John Hawkes in unusual detective tale 'Too Late

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Film Festival was at the L.A. County Museum of Art to present the world premiere of writer-director Dennis Hauck’s debut feature, the suspenseful detective story “Too Late.”

Leo DiCaprio donates massive solar reserve art installation to LACMA

Our favorite eco-advocate and art collector, Leonardo DiCaprio is earning even more points with us, by donating his recent acquisition, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The sculpture, by artist John Gerrard, is a

Leonardo DiCaprio To Donate Environmental Artwork

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio will donate a large-scale installation called “Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada)” to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The piece, which was created by Read More The post Leonardo DiCaprio To Donate Environmental Artwork appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Leonardo DiCaprio to donate art installation to LACMA

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Leonardo DiCaprio will be donating a large-scale installation by artist John Gerrard to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a spokeswoman for the museum has confirmed. "Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada)" is a digital simulation of a solar thermal power tower that offers dynamic, changing views...

How to look at Michael Heizer's giant rock at LACMA: the inside view

When Michael Heizer's 340-ton boulder was planted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art after a triumphal 11-day, 105-mile journey, it was greeted with curiosity and ebullience on the day of its public opening, June 24, 2012. But in some corners, there was a tinge of disappointment.

What LACMA's Noah Purifoy Exhibit Can Contribute to Our National Conversation on Race

When artist Noah Purifoy died in 2004, in a Joshua Tree fire caused by his own dropped cigarette, he was 86 and neither the Los Angeles County Museum of Art nor the Museum of Contemporary Art had any of his work in their collections. He had been making art in...

First monographic exhibition dedicated to California-based artist Noah Purifoy opens at LACMA

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, the first monographic exhibition dedicated to California-based artist Noah Purifoy since his passing in 2004. Co-curated by Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke...Show More Summary

LACMA receives major gift of art from Barbra Streisand in honor of its 50th anniversary

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced a bequest commitment of a major painting from Barbra Streisand?a stunning 1900?1901 portrait, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward & Victor, by American artist John Singer Sargent. The bequest is being made in honor of LACMA?s 50th anniversary in 2015. Show More Summary

In 'The Invaders,' an unlikely family tries to fit into the Connecticut country club life

Karolina Waclawiak wants to talk about class. We're sitting at Stark Bar on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's the end of the workday, and office workers and museum goers alike are letting themselves loosen in the gently failing early evening light.

LACMA Exhibit Takes Flight. Soar With It Now!

The Burden sculpture circling the space. all photos by Jay It is rather ironic that David McCullough's fascinating biography of the Wright Brothers has come out the same time as our midtown LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) unveiled its new art show from the late Chis Burden. Show More Summary

FreeCity, dosa tapped for latest Wear LACMA collection

Beloved L.A. brands FreeCity and dosa have been tapped by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to create the fifth edition of the Wear LACMA collection of fashion and accessories inspired by the museum’s permanent collection.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibits Chris Burden's ode to father of aviation

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Beginning on May 18, 2015, and running for four weeks, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Chris Burden: Ode to Santos Dumont, the first museum presentation of Burden?s recently completed monumental performance sculpture. Plans...Show More Summary

Familiarity Breeds Love…and a Desire for Things to Stay the Same: Guest Post by Karen Wise

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Visitors in front of the African Elephant Diorama at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC photo) This guest post was written by Karen Wise, Vice President, Education and Exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Show More Summary

Curbed LA: The Story of "Urban Light," LA's Great 21st Century Landmark

When the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened a reconfigured campus in 2008 designed by architect Renzo Piano, one pavilion was supposed to be anchored with a replica steam locomotive that hung from a 160-foot crane and.....

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