The main galleries are now closed. Costs have gone up. But fundraising for LACMA’s new building is at a standstill. Christopher Knight does the numbers. Also: Solange is at the Getty, Andy Garcia is electrifying the Geffen Playhouse and Wadada Leo Smith is spreading the musical gospel of Ankhrasmation.
While Carolina Miranda recovers from her just-ended LA Times Expedition to Japan — and the rest of us recover from too many “Game of Thrones” finale gripe sessions — I’ll be your guide to the week’s essential arts stories.