Tag Archives: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree

Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President By the time Tom LaBonge [photo below] termed out of the City Council in June 2015 his City Hall office was a mess. Shades of the fall of Saigon, file cabinets … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet

Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet by Joseph Giovannini  “…from the very beginning the ambitious project has been personality driven, based much more on Govan’s determination, enthusiasm, and charisma than on a compelling … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Spotlight: Craft and Folk Art Museum

Miracle Mile Spotlight: Craft and Folk Art Museum In 1965 two cultural institutions arrived in the Miracle Mile, launching Museum Row: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and what in time would be known as the Craft and … Continue reading

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Govan Eyes Residential Area of Miracle Mile for Future LACMA Expansion

  “That’s the Only Way to Go…” Govan Eyes Residential Area of Miracle Mile For Future LACMA Expansion Overlay of latest Zumthor design of LACMA. Map courtesy of Google. The latest iteration of the Peter Zumthor design for a new … Continue reading

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How to Dress for the Oscars • Commentary by Greg Goldin

From the MMRA Newsletter, March 15, 2014: How to Dress for the Oscars by Greg Goldin One of the most pressing issues facing the Miracle Mile is the Academy’s plea to bend the City’s rules to permit its new museum … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Online Survey

[Miracle Mile Residential Association Newsletter, November 2014:] Miracle Mile Residential Association 2014 Annual Online Survey Click on map to enlarge. In November 2013, the MMRA launched its first online survey of Miracle Mile residents to gain a better understanding of … Continue reading

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LACMA’s Billion Dollar Debt

[Miracle Mile Residential Association Newsletter, November 2014;]  LACMA’s Billion Dollar Debt  (and Michael Govan’s Very Good Day) Commentary by Greg Goldin   Supervisor Ridley-Thomas: Is this Michael Govan Day in L.A. or what? We’re trying to figure that out. Did you know … Continue reading

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MMRA Submits Comments on Academy Museum DEIR

MMRA Submits Comments on Academy Museum DEIR   The Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] has submitted its comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report [DEIR] for the proposed Academy Museum at the former May Company site. The nearly 7,000-page DEIR … Continue reading

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“Nix Pix Museum” Says MMRA

A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President The Academy Museum Draft Environmental Impact Report [DEIR] is the final chapter in a sad tale of incompetence and betrayal. Ultimately, it is a perfect example of the golden rule: He who has the … Continue reading

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LACMA: The Sky’s the Limit • Commentary by Greg Goldin

[Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.]   LACMA: The Sky’s the Limit Commentary by Greg Goldin [Editor’s note: Last month, LACMA Director Michael Govan announced a proposal to build what he hopes will be a Frank Gehry designed skyscraper on Wilshire, … Continue reading

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