To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the
All of this talk of expanding the museum by razing four prominent buildings and spreading the museum over Wilshire Boulevard is very ambitious indeed. As I read in another article of the $750 million all this would cost, I was sickened.
When arts education faces cuts or, in some places, elimination, I say a much better use of this money would be to restore these programs to our schools to help ensure that future generations can fill the halls of LACMA and other museums.
After all, shouldn't this type of partnership be the prominent role of all museums in the 21st century? Don't just build because you can.
Peter David Harris, Los Angeles
To the editor: Several LACMA buildings are to be torn down and replaced with several new expensive structures after just a few decades of use.
LACMA should instead spend the millions it will raise for this project on purchasing works that people want to see. After all, its primary purpose is to exhibit great art for our edification.
The centuries-old Louvre and century-plus-old