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UCLA's art school plans to build a $31-million expansion in Culver City with major donation

UCLA's art school plans to build a $31-million expansion in Culver City with major donation

In today's art world, galleries and museums tend to draw the lion's share of public attention. But art schools are a primary if less heralded source of steady renewal for the city's cultural life.

That's what makes the unveiling Thursday of an ambitious proposal by the UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture, aimed at strengthening the city's sprawling artistic infrastructure, so important.

The university is in the late planning stages to build a $31-million studio complex for graduate art students, according to people familiar with the project. The 75,000-square-foot building would replace a tumble-down facility currently in use. The...

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