Speed Museum Takes Capital Campaign Public

The public phase of the Speed Art Museum’s capital campaign has begun. The five-year campaign to pay for a second museum building began silently in 2007. Since then, the Speed has raised $42.5 million, which is on track with the campaign schedule. Much of the current sum was raised through large donations. But now the […]

Tuesday Here and Now: Arnold, the Legacy of Malcolm X, Sebastian Junger, Caravaggio

Quite a palate for 1pm today: The LA Times reports today that Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned that he had fathered a child more than a decade ago with a member of their household staff. The newspaper has been in the hot seat before for its coverage of Schwarzenegger. […]

Burnside Says Reaction to Fund for the Arts Letter Has Been Surprising

Burnside says her concern is with how the fund distributes money. She says the organization should distribute it evenly among performing, visual and other types of arts and the fact that the fund more heavily supports performing arts should be widely known

Museum Holds Public Forum on Expansion Plans

The Speed Art Museum in the early stages of planning a major expansion, and Saturday at 10 a.m. it’s holding a public forum to share some of its ideas. The forum will be the second since the museum announced the project’s main designer — the Los Angeles-based wHY Architecture. Last October, it announced that Reed […]

Museum Chooses Eight Firms as Finalists for Expansion Design

The Speed Art Museum has selected eight architectural firms as finalists to design an expansion of its home. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The list* includes firms from Chicago, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tokyo. The museum will charge one of them with designing an addition containing exhibition space and room for educational activities. By […]