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Prizes

Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight wins Pulitzer prize

Writer was recognised for his criticism of Lacma’s controversial expansion plan

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‘At 99, I’m another person entirely’: Luchita Hurtado on fossil fuels and new challenges ahead

As her touring retrospective arrives in Los Angeles and then heads for Mexico, the nonagenarian artist is excited about showing her new work—and the prospect of making more

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Ten must-see shows during Frieze Los Angeles

From Paul McCarthy's monkey self-portrait to a New York apartment made of polyester, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

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Exhibitions

Treasure trove of Fijian artefacts to reveal a rich artistic heritage at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Exhibition includes 19th-century breast plates and clubs made from whale ivory, as well as a newly commissioned 26ft canoe

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China

Yuz Museum and Lacma confident they can show Middle Eastern art in China—despite crackdown on Islam

Joint exhibition programme under way between Shanghai and Los Angeles will soon involve Qatar Museums

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Museums

A US-China-Arab partnership: Lacma, Yuz Museum and Qatar Museums team up on exhibition projects

The Los Angeles and Shanghai institutions say their joint foundation is still in progress

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Exhibitions

LA show delves inside the mind of Betye Saar

The Lacma exhibition will show how the US artist’s works develop over decades from initial sketchbooks to finished assemblages

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Lacma

LACMA is building an institution for the 21st century

Museums were never “encyclopaedic”—nor should they be, Michael Conforti says

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Building projects

Could a parking garage hold up Lacma’s new Zumthor building?

A local group has sued Los Angeles County over the plan’s environmental impact report

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Lacma’s $650m plan won’t wash

Community lawsuit brings welcome last stand against museum’s alarmingly secretive building project

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Acquisitions

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this week

From the West Coast version of Soul of a Nation, to Roy DeCarava’s photographic studies of blackness

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Museums & Heritage

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approves $650m Lacma building project

The design spans Wilshire Boulevard and replaces four extant buildings

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Museums & Heritage

A train wreck in slow motion? Why Lacma’s new building is an impending disaster

County officials prepare to vote on the $650m project this week, but the museum’s next incarnation could come at too high a cost for culture

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Budi Tek

Landmark deal between Lacma and mega-collector Budi Tek moves a step closer

The Los Angeles museum's director Michael Govan is in Hong Kong this week to formally sign agreement

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Eleanor Antin revisits her dieting diary, 45 years on, for Lacma show

Artist who photographed herself naked every morning in 1972 has recreated her "Carving" work, to be shown in May 2019

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Lacma acquires major works by women through lively Collectors Committee Weekend

Ten works are added to the permanent collection, including a striking slavery themed installation by Betye Saar and the museum's first sculpture by Ruth Asawa

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Face to face with a Mesoamerican metropolis—in Los Angeles

Largest city of the ancient Americas brought back to life in show of Mexican treasures at Lacma

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City council clears Lacma’s plans for South Los Angeles outpost

The museum will rehab a disused building in the neighbourhood’s Wetlands Park for storage and exhibition space, and start community arts programming within the next two years

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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

Former lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army is known for his politically and socially engaged works that draw on his Muslim heritage

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LA director Michael Govan to rehang Pinault’s art

Venice exhibition will draw on works from Pinault's vast collection

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Eli Broad

The billionaire Eli Broad’s collection of post-war art goes on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Is this where it will come finally to rest?

Thinking Broadly at LACMA

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Surrealism

Surrealist women artists follow Alice’s footsteps in new exhibition

Female surrealists are having their day in the sun at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma)

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad addresses the American Association of Museums: LA Museums should be pulling in the crowds

The collector lectures museum professionals at their annual conference in Los Angeles

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Joseph Beuys

Broad Foundation acquires one of the largest groups of work by Beuys in the world

Some will go on show in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art expansion next year

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad breaks new ground at LACMA

Construction starts next month on the collector’s $50 million Modern art gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad and LACMA set up foundation to run museum’s new wing

Following the philanthropist's $60 million gift to the museum

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad chooses Renzo Piano for Los Angeles County Museum of Art project

The Italian architect will design the institution’s new $50 million wing

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Restitution

Claim for slice of the action at LACMA as new show uses paintings subject to restitution claims

A French plaintiff says he deserves a percentage of exhibition ticket sales at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art because the works on display were taken from his grandfather after the Russian Revolution

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Eli Broad

Eli Broad finances new building scheme for Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Total rebuild by Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, is scrapped, however

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'Degenerate' art

Nazi 'degenerate art' show to be reconstructed in LA

An irony that the American art world will enjoy after the Mapplethorpe censorship row: the N.E.A. is sponsoring a partial replay of the Nazi “Entartete Kunst” exhibition of 1937