(image courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
New Museum Buildings
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 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
(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 Museum, The 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
• 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!
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