The Los Angeles County Musem of Art has gone through an enormous Transformation as the revealing of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion opened the first weekend of October. The dynamic building, designed by Renzo Piano, hosts the $10 million dollar private collection of Lynda and Stewart Resnick, along with two inaugural exhibition spaces. The Resnick’s $45 million dollar contribution, aside from the art work donation, has outfitted the 45,000 sq foot pavilion as the world’s largest open-plan museum space. The slanted silhouette of the roof’s sky lit ceiling distributes natural light through out the open modular halls. The Pavilion will stand as an exhibition space for temporary and experimental installations. The new building sits on the north west side of the LACMA campus, flanked between the Robert Irwin palm garden and across from the Broad Collection Art Museum.
Click the Los Angeles Times preview of the Resnick Pavilion through a virtual landscape. Featured on the LACMA site is a downloadable podcast of Lynda Resnick’s private tour and commentary of the new building.
Currently on view at the Resnick Pavilion is Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915, and Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection through January 9, 2011.
LACMA will continue to celebrate the arts programs through the fall featuring contemporary jazz every Friday. This coming weekend is Grammy nominated, The Peter Erskine Quartet, beginning at 6pm.