Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to Open New Resnick Exhibition Pavilion October 2

The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), opens to the public on October 2, 2010

The new Pavilion dramatically expands the museum’s exhibition space and unifies the western half of the museum’s twenty-acre campus.

The single-story, 45,000 square foot structure is the largest purpose-built, naturally lit, open-plan museum space in the world. This fall, it will house a trio of exhibitions that highlight both the diversity of the museum’s encyclopedic collection and the flexibility of the new building: Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection; Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico; and Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915

The Resnick Pavilion is named in honor of long-time patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick. Mrs. Resnick, a LACMA trustee since 1992, is currently vice chair of the museum’s Board of Trustees and chair of the Acquisitions Committee. Mr. and Mrs. Resnick are leading arts philanthropists with wide-ranging charitable interests.

Robert Irwin’s Palm Garden installation surrounds the Resnick Pavilion. The palms, some quite rare, come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and shapes. They are set into orderly grids, articulated by Cor-ten steel walls and containers. Irwin has noted that certain cycads chosen for the site are among the first plants on earth.

With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract nearly a million visitors annually.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036


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