| Aug 30, 2012
While designing what is now the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena in the late 1960s, architects John Kelsey and Thornton Ladd expressed a belief: Space that houses art "can be part of the event and experience."
When it opened in 1969 as the Pasadena Art...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Parks in Los Angeles have always been a peripheral presence, both literally and symbolically. Our major open space has been tucked away in the foothills or mountains, strung along the beaches and coastline. Truly urban parks have been rare here.
| Jan 28, 2013
Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Frank Gehry and Placido Domingo will be lending a hand to the National YoungArts Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides financial assistance and other forms of support to aspiring artists. The organization announced this week that it has acquired the...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:39 AM
New changes to the contentious design for the Eisenhower Memorial were publicly unveiled on Tuesday at a session in Washington. Architect Frank Gehry made the adjustments following complaints by members of the Eisenhower family that the design put too...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:10 AM
When you hire Frank Gehry to design a set for an opera production, you can be sure the famed architect won't deliver anything remotely conventional or literal-minded.
Gehry's set for Mozart's "Don Giovanni" finally met the public on Friday at the first...
| May 21, 2012
Los Angeles Opera can stop worrying right now.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's new production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," which had its first of four performances Friday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, is certainly getting all the attention at the...
| May 25, 2012
In early 1969, a young artist working in the Nevada desert had an idea for an epic sculpture. Michael Heizer had found a 120-ton boulder in the mountains and wanted to set it above a trench dug in a dry lake bed.
Visitors would be able to walk into the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Architect Frank Gehry has made a new donation to the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and as a result, the school is naming a new prize after him.
SCI-Arc announced Wednesday that Gehry, a trustee of the school since 1990, and his wife,...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:27 PM
The design of the proposed Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has been a long, contentious process, and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.
On Wednesday, the Eisenhower family issued a statement saying they cannot support architect Frank Gehry's...
| Jun 2, 2012
First published on July 3, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The harbor area of southwest Los Angeles County is the closest thing we have to a blue-collar coast. It’s where cruise ships call, where ton upon ton of maritime machinery hums...