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LA Times Readers Chime in On LACMA Expansion

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Ahmanson Foundation Will No Longer Donate to LACMA

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

LA Times Investigates Specter of Debt in LACMA Expansion Plans

Friday, February 21st, 2020

LACMA Receives $50 Million Gift Towards New Campus

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Yuz Museum and LACMA Remain Committed to Collaboration

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

LACMA Fundraising for New Building Expansion has Stalled, LA Times Reports

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

LACMA, Yuz Museum and Qatar Museums To Team Up on Exhibition Projects

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

New LACMA Design Placed on View at LACMA

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Protests Over LACMA Expansion Look to Next Steps

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

LACMA Design Challenged in LA Times

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

LACMA Caps Collectors Weekend with Eight New Works, $2.4 Million

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

LACMA Wins Unanimous Approval for Building Project

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Michael Govan Defends LACMA Plans in LA Times

Monday, April 8th, 2019

LACMA Combines Departments for European and American Art

Monday, March 18th, 2019

LACMA Acquires 12-Foot Long Zeng Fanzhi Work

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Rita Gonzalez Appointed Head of LACMA’s Contemporary Art Department

Friday, March 1st, 2019

LA Times Profiles Fundraising Efforts at LACMA

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

LACMA Partners with Arizona State to Create Curator Program Encouraging Diversity and New Voices

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

LACMA’s Collectors Committee Weekend Sees Focus on Women Artists

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Collector Budi Tek Gives Collection to Foundation Run in Partnershipwith LACMA

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Jimmy Iovine Donates Massive Mark Bradford Work to LACMA

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio Funds Replacement of Lights in Chris Burden’s LACMA Sculpture

Monday, February 12th, 2018

LACMA Looks to Expand in South LA

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Los Angeles – Richard Prince: “Untitled (Cowboy)” AT LACMA Through March 25th, 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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