Tag Archives: Museum Row

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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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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Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You: The Academy Museum

Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You: The Academy Museum A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President On May 6, the City’s Planning Department recommendations on the Academy Museum project were released.  As expected, the department declared that everything is … Continue reading

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First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held

First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held MMRA Protests Digital Sign District, Special Events Center, and Lack of Parking On March 16, 2015 the first public hearing on the proposed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and special events center was held … 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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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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“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 Wants to Bridge Wilshire

LACMA Wants to Bridge Wilshire with Revamped Museum Design   Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has revised his “ink blot” design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA]. The original design received a great deal of criticism for overshadowing the … Continue reading

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Why Can’t the Miracle Mile Be More Like Beverly or 3rd Street?

Why Can’t the Miracle Mile Be More Like Beverly or 3rd Street…or Melrose or La Brea? When the Miracle Mile Residential Association 2013 Annual Survey asked “Would you like to see a broader variety of retailers along Wilshire Boulevard?” over 80% of … Continue reading

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Tar Pits Threatened by LACMA Expansion; MMRA Approves Motion to Preserve Green Space in Hancock Park

PREFACE: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA] touts the new Zumthor plan for the museum as a “proposal.” Their stated goal is to gather feedback on this re-design, but they frequently defer criticism by countering that it is … Continue reading

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