Ahmanson Building. LACMA

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Ahmanson Building, Los Angeles County museum of Art (1965 – 2020)

Designed by architect William Pereira (1909-1985) and built by Del E. Webb in 1965, the four-story Ahmanson Building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an iconic example of Los Angeles’ 1960s modernist architecture.

One of three original buildings (it was originally called The Lytton Gallery until 1968) at LACMA, it is slated to be torn down and replaced with an entirely new complex of buildings and exhibition spaces.

On a recent visit, the exhibition spaces within the building had been closed in anticipation of its demolition in 2020.  Adieu.

 

 

 

Unsettled: the New Frontier

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Close-up of artwork from the current Palm Springs Art Museum exhibition, Unsettled: Art on the New Frontier.

a sweeping presentation of contemporary art by more than 75 artists living or working in the Greater West, the exhibition features works by Ed Ruscha, Gerard Murillo, Sonia Falcone, Ana Teresa Fernández, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Zittel, Nicholas Galanin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, and many other artists.