Friday, September 20, 2013

New Art Museum Buildings, Coming Soon! + Crunchy and Delicious Baked Broccoli

Exterior of The Broad Collection, in Los Angeles at 2nd Street and Grand Avenue

(image courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro)

New Museum Buildings
Coming Soon!

The Broad Collection, a public museum of contemporary art and headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, will construct a new museum building on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by the world-renowned architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro for philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad.

The 120,000-square-foot museum will cost between $80 million and $100 million to build for the museum / garage and the land will have a long term lease. The Broad Art Foundation will also set up an endowment of $200 million to cover ongoing annual operating expenses.
(source the Broad Art Foundation)

The New Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum selected archi­tect Shigeru Ban for the design of their new building, after they acquired the land at the cor­ner of Spring Street and Hyman Avenue in downtown Aspen, Colorado. Con­struc­tion started in the fall of 2012 with 30,000 sq. ft. total area for art, education and culture. In this sophisticated and art loving community, the design includes an appro­pri­ate amount of Gallery Space (12,500 sq. ft.) for both art pro­duc­tion/education and the quality pre­sen­ta­tion of exhibitions. Design and construction of the new Aspen Art Museum is 100% pri­vately funded and construction is being overseen by the AAM New Building Committee. The project completion date is set for the sum­mer of 2014.

In 1979 the Aspen Art Museum opened its doors in the old Holy Cross Power Plant down on the banks of the Roaring Fork River. For 33 years that facil­ity served the mis­sion of the orga­ni­za­tion well, fos­ter­ing a pro­gram of art, dia­logue, and cre­ativ­ity that has grown into a major cul­tural insti­tu­tion serv­ing Aspen residents, the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado's western slope, and the year-round, world-wide visitors to Aspen. In recent years the museum has seen a 200% increase in money available for contemporary art exhibitions, the num­ber of stu­dents served, and its annual vis­i­tor base. The Aspen Art Museum has transitioned from being a small town art venue to showing world-class artist exhibitions. 

University of California, Davis - Art Museum

The new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis advances the way museum architecture is integrated into a college campus and is considered a new approach for 21st century campus architecture.
Designed by "SO-IL" in partnership with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the plan incorporates a 50,000 square foot steel structure that floats atop a series of interconnected interior and exterior spaces. The gallery alone, will take advantage of 29,000 of those square feet.
The distinct Canopy shaped open ribbed roof will extend over the site to create a landscape for various activities - generating a venue for all of the arts, plus becoming the new central focus for the campus as infrastructure and for events. 
(source: shrem museum - ucdavis)

The Pérez Art Museum in Miami
The Pérez Art Museum, Miami is the new name of The Miami Art Museum, following a donation of $40 million from Jorge M. Pérez. The new museum has been designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron which plans to open this December during Miami's Art Basel, an annual major international art fair. The grand opening will feature an exhibition by controversial contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Ai Weiwei: According to What? at The Pérez Art Museum,
December 4, 2013 through March 16, 2014
  (source: The Pérez Art Museum, Miami)
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in San Francisco.
The George Lucas 
Cultural Arts Museum
From Classical Illustration 
To New Frontiers In Digital Film Making & Art
In The Service Of Visual Story Telling

"I'm a storyteller at heart, and I understand the power of a visual image to tell a story. I know how works of art can ignite children's imaginations and even change their lives. They changed mine.

Even before I could verbalize what I was feeling, I was drawn in by Norman Rockwell's ability to tell a complete story in a single image. And so much of that imagery captured American cultural truths and aspirations. It was then that I began to learn the art of visual storytelling. As my career as a filmmaker grew, so did my love of art and passion for collecting.

The Bay Area has always been home to forward-thinkers and artistic innovators-people who push to do things that haven't been done before, like Eadweard Muybridge, Philo Farnsworth, Steve Jobs and companies like Pixar, Adobe, and Facebook. The history of invention here is as exciting as it is infectious. That's one of the reasons why I'm here, why I raised my family here, and why I chose to start my own business here. It's also why I chose this remarkable region for a new museum.

I want to create a gathering place where children, parents, and grandparents can experience everything from the great illustrators such as Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish, to comic art and children's book illustrations along with exhibitions of fashion, cinematic arts, and digital art. The Bay Area was the birthplace of digital arts three decades ago.

The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will be a center highlighting populist art from some of the great illustrators of the last 150 years through today's digital art used to create animated and live-action movies, visual effects, props and sketches. They're all united by their ability to capture our shared cultural story-from Rockwell's pencil sketches to computer generated moving images. More than just exhibiting illustration and technological innovation, this cross-section of art can help to describe and define our culture-its past, present, and future. It provides a unique way to see what's emotionally important to us as a society and how we communicate those feelings without words. The best way to truly understand art is to experience it." ~ George Lucas

To find out more about the Lucas Cultural Arts Museumclick on the center arrow of the video below.
(source: The Lucas Cultrural Arts Museum)

The new Harvard Art Museum on campus, designed by architect Renzo Piano.

The new Harvard Art Museum, opening in fall of 2014, with a building that combines The Fogg MuseumThe Busch-Reisinger Museum, and The Arthur M. Sackler Museum in a massive $350 million project that embraces the old brick façade of the Fogg, expands the footprint and adds the Italian architect’s love of soaring glass!

With the previous three museums, the internal joke at Harvard was: each museum was so independent, none would ever lend [artworks] to any of the other two Harvard museums - this singular Harvard Art Museum resolves that problem!
(source: The Harvard Art Museum)
Crunchy and Delicious
Baked Broccoli


• Preheat oven to 375°
• Chop a head of broccoli (do not rinse, immediately prior to preparing!)
• Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic

• Put broccoli, garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and a few shakes of salt and pepper in a ziploc bag.
• Shake it up!!
• Spread out on baking sheet, place on top rack, and bake for about 30 minutes.
Broccoli will be crunchy and delicious

Until later,
ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all content. Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" are © Copyright 2013 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All photographs were taken and/or used with permission. Artworks  © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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