Metropolitan Museum of Art
LACMA should stick to the art-museum basics
LACMA should stick to the art-museum basics

To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard," July 9) 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...