Posts tagged: Disney Hall
I find it interesting that you have such a modern building surrounded by average government buildings and parking lots.
You do have LAMCA across the street at the Bunker Hill complex. The problem with the apartments and other structures, including the LAMCA, they cannot be seen from the street. It’s just a long wall with breaks for underground parking and steps up to the entrance level for the museum and apartments. Boring.
That’s Bunker Hill. A fortified environment.
The one positive aspect of Disney Hall is that the entrance IS at street level.
Now Broad is building his own museum just below where the photographer is standing. The building is being designed by the same architect that did the Disney Hall, Frank Gehry. The new Broad museum will be directly across the street from the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art which he controls.
For me the interesting information was Broad’s dealings with the Los Angeles Museum of Art. He was the major benefactor of the new wing of the museum. The problem I had with the building, other than the fact that the art sucks, was it’s naming. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum. A museum within a museum? That alone convinced me not to renew my membership with LACMA.
Connie Bruck reveals that two LACMA CEOs rejected Eli Broad’s efforts to control the new museum within LACMA. This resulted in Broad rejecting LACMA as a permanent place for his art collection.
Bravo to LACMA! I may now renew my membership to LACMA. Now if they would clear out Broad’s art, take the word Musuem off the building, and install the LACMA’s Photography Collection in the building I would be a very happy camper.