Category Architecture


A. Quincy Jones at the Hammer Museum ‘til 8th September

By Richard P. Townsend The domestic architecture of A. Quincy Jones is the quintessence of Postwar Los Angeles, whether innovative tract housing or homes for high living for such luminaries as actor Gary Cooper or art collectors Frances and Sidney Brody. So it is all the more surprising that the excellent exhibition at the Hammer […]


Philbrook Downtown opened in Tulsa the 13th June

By Richard P. Townsend The venerable Philbrook Museum of Art—75 years old year this year—has opened a 21st-century museum space in the burgeoning Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. It is an exciting step forward not only for the museum but for the city. While this immediate effort took six years gestation, in actuality the […]

Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Metropolitan Museum of Art til the 6th January

Rome may not have been built in a day, but it seems as if the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini was responsible for much of it. The exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay just closing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us how. It all begins with the terracotta modello. This completely satisfying show—simultaneously pleasurable and […]

Ken Price at LACMA until the 6th January

There was a huge sense of occasion at the opening of the Ken Price retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on the 12th September. L.A.’s art world turned out to celebrate the work—and at that evening’s memorial, mourn the passing—of one of the ever-shrinking band of brothers which was at the core […]