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Renzo Piano
What's inside LACMA matters more than the new building
What's inside LACMA matters more than the new building

To the editor: What a splendid tribute you paid to the role that museums play in our community. But surely that role is a lot more than merely providing the brick, mortar, glass and jobs associated with a new $125-million shell for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's treasures and a destination for school kids freed from another day in the classroom. ("Why L.A. taxpayers should pay $125 million toward an edgy new building at LACMA," Editorial, Nov. 3) Here's a shout-out for individual collectors who continue to preserve and protect the artifacts that fill the shelves and line the walls of museums. Without collectors, LACMA's curators, tourists and visitors could...

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