The Orange County Museum of Art is trying to use its Newport Beach property to finance a move to Costa Mesa, the Detroit Institute of Arts may get to keep its collection and George Lucas' Chicago museum has awoken some unlikely detractors (fans of da Bears). Plus, the fight over Vivian Maier's legacy and Cuban heavy metal. It's all in today's Round-Up:
— The Orange County Museum of Art hopes to sell its Newport Beach property to a development company as a way of financing a move to Costa Mesa.
— And opponents to the Corcoran Gallery's dissolution are going to get a hearing.
— The Getty Research Institute has acquired a pretty splendid archive of performance-art happenings.
— Anyone who visits the Hammer Museum 12 times in a single year will be eligible for a free yearlong membership. That means priority ticketing at events.
— Putting the words "Kardashian" and "Modigliani" into a single sentence = sublime.
— Long Read: Design writer Joseph Giovanni dismantles LACMA's Zumthor plan and suggests letting Frank Gehry do his deconstructivist thing on the LACMA site.
— The hype about "disruption" — Jill Lepore investigates the history of and deflates the tech industry's favorite term.
— Plus, there's an interesting piece in the Guardian about the grim utopia imagined by certain members of our tech elite. "The backlash against [Google] Glass is the implied rejection of the kind of casual sociopathy which leads a person to become a surveillance camera, to put a computer between themselves and their every interaction with other people."
— And, of course, there's venture capitalist Timothy Draper's ridiculous plan to split California into six different states. Naturally, there are already multiple Twitter accounts spoofing the proposal.
— Last, but not least: What would it be like to skateboard an L.A. that is entirely free of traffic? A video by filmmaker Russell Houghten imagines just that. (@radiochio)