Los Angeles County Museum of Art


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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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Her work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Renwick Gallery of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution and the Contemporary Museum in Hawaii.
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The most notable are Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
THE aesthetics of the opulent and sophisticated culture of the court of Awadh, which flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries and caught the imagination of the British rulers of the time, is the subject of a befitting exhibition of art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ( LACMA), the largest museum of art in western United States.
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From 2001 to 2004, the percentage of female artists represented in exhibitions at the Guggenheim was 11 percent and only 2 percent at the Tate Modern and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Only 4 percent of the works in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art are by women.
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