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LACMA Receives Major $75 Million Donation for Expansion Plans

April 28th, 2016

LACMA Expansion, via NYTLACMA has received two major donations totaling $75 million to help fund its new, Peter Zumthor-designed permanent collection building.  The funds came from Wynn resort co-founder Elaine Wynn and A. Jerrold Perenchio, who also donated a selection of paintings valued at $75 million.  “There has been quite a bit of work to get the project to this point,” Director Michael Govan says. “These two gifts together are the largest single pledge to a cultural institution in L.A.”
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Fast Company Profiles Disputes Over MoMA’s Proposed Designs

April 28th, 2016

MoMA, via Crain'sFast Company looks at the ongoing debates over MoMA’s expansion plans, and the multiple adjustments made after strong response to the museum’s proposals.  “I think the reaction in the press was less directed against our curatorial experiment than an expression of the fear that MoMA was no longer going to have its architecture and design collection on show in dense and medium-designated spaces,” Martino Stierli, says the museum’s Philip Johnson chief curator of architecture and design. “This fear is unnecessary.”
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Wolfgang Tillmans Advocates for British EU Stay

April 28th, 2016

Wolfgang Tillmans Poster, via the artistWolfgang Tillmans has spoken out ardently against the pending vote over the UK’s departure from the European Union, and has made a number of posters available on his site advocating against the “Brexit.” “I feel that we have reached a critical moment that could prove to be a turning point for Europe as we know and enjoy it – one that might result in a cascade of problematic consequences and political fall-out,” he writes. “Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It’s a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favors cooperation over confrontation.”
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