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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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TOP ROW Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA; Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City; LACMA's Urban Light bottom row Downtown's Robert Reynolds gallery; Penetrable installation on loan at LACMA; recent Chuck Close exhibition at Blum & Poe in Culver City; temporary mural at Downtown L.A.
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(The wall cases throughout the rooms have been arranged by lacma curator Virginia Fields according to themes such as "The Constructed Landscape," "The Mesoamerican Ballgame," and "Ritual Life and Supernatural Patrons.") The sensation that we are being propelled through the room in waves, much as food is propelled through the digestive tract, is enhanced by the Plexiglas that covers the front of each wall case.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 03, 2018 Kim Kardashian-West arrives for the 2018 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California.
The project to extensively redesign the LACMA is coming in at around $650 million, with much of funds being raised through private investors.
In June 2018, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) teamed up with Hyundai Motor to beta-launch a project called Collator (collator.lacma.org).
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has acquired an artwork of Farhad Ahrarnia for its permanent collection.
'In the Mood for LACMA: The Story of the Elusive Scarlett Li', a private event honoring the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) during Art Basel Hong Kong, will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Music producer Jimmy Iovine poses at LACMA's 50th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, California, April 18, 2015.
Actor Josh Duhamel and singer Fergie pose at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2013 Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles, California November 2, 2013.