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Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

Los Angeles, Calif. The original museum, the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art, opened in 1913. Among its important patrons was William Randolph HearstHearst, William Randolph,
1863–1951, American journalist and publisher, b. San Francisco. A flamboyant, highly controversial figure, Hearst was nonetheless an intelligent and extremely competent newspaperman.
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, whose enormous collection, largely donated from 1945 to 1955, brought the museum major status among the country's art houses. In 1961 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was founded as a separate institution, and it opened to the public in 1965. The museum's collections include European, Asian, Latin American, and American painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. It also has an extensive collection of mosaics. The museum buildings on Wilshire Boulevard (1965) were designed by W. L. Pereira and Associates and renovated and extended by Hardy Holtzman Pfeiffer Associates (1986). In 2008 a new addition to the museum, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, opened to the public. Designed by Renzo PianoPiano, Renzo
, 1937–, Italian architect, b. Genoa. Piano attended architecture school at Milan Polytechnic, graduating in 1964. The prolific Piano has been lauded for responding to the needs of each building site rather than cleaving to a single architectural style and has
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 and largely lit by natural light from its glass panel and sunshade roof, it showcases works of art from the mid-20th cent. to the present.
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But right now, crowds are hanging out at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, totally dazzled.
Villaraigosa exclaimed as architects and onlookers crowded into the pavilion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
It moves next to the museums that cooperated in mounting the show: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (June 11-September 4, 2006); and the National Portrait Gallery in London (October 12, 2006--January 21, 2007).
AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY JACOB VAN RUISDAEL, which opens this summer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art before travelling to Philadelphia and London, will give viewers a chance to appraise the various ways in which this seventeenth-century Dutch landscape painter could make the familiar unforgettable.
Forman was a supporter of the Wellness Center in Los Angeles, the Blue Ribbon Committee and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Among the public collections in the US and abroad that have acquired Gleaton's works are The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Field Museum and the Schomburg Collection.
Active in a variety of civic and philanthropic causes, Roski serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the California Science Center, the Bowers Museum, the National Geographic Society and the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission.
With puffy, white clouds on the carpet and a wallpaper of intersecting freeways on the ceiling, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's playful new exhibit devoted to the impact of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte offers an amusing, intriguing afternoon ramble.
And in his major mid-career retrospective, which debuted at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in June and began traveling across the country last fall, Pittman has proved to be one of the brightest stars in the contemporary art world.
If the walls of a current exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are any indication, this doesn't happen often.

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