Will LA County give its art the space it’s due?

In a prelude to its 50th anniversary celebration, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art released Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s most recent plan to expand the museum at the end of March. County money has been earmarked, and there’s a sense that LACMA may finally deliver on its decades-old dream to remake its campus.

Still, it’s early in the design process, and there’s time to ask whether what LACMA is planning is what the museum really needs. That’s a crucial question, given that the face-lift will require what is probably a once-in-a-generation fundraising campaign to meet the building’s estimated $650-million price, and perhaps millions more.

Why L.A. taxpayers should pay $125 million toward an edgy new building at LACMA

LACMA presents the Zumthor design as a necessary replacement of three drab buildings designed by William

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-green-lacma-zumthor-gallery-space-20150503-story.html

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