• 30/03/16 Uncategorized

    CONVERSATIONS | FRANCIS, PILDAS, FERAHI AND VERTEBRAE

    It’s all happening here at the A+D!  After a busy (but successful!) first week’s run, ComeIn! DTLA has enraptured our minds and ignited our restless imaginations. The wide range of ideas and materials on display is proof that Downtown, Los Angeles is absolutely pregnant with creative stimuli.  That being said, it can be a bit overwhelming to take in the work of our eighteen featured artists in only one go! Therefore, we’re going to ease you in by dedicating this week’s blog post to Chris Francis, Behnaz Farahi, Vertebrae and Ave Pildas.
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    CONVERSATIONS | FRANCIS, PILDAS, FERAHI AND VERTEBRAE
  • 25/03/16 Uncategorized

    COME IN! DTLA | OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

    The long wait is finally over! Yesterday evening at the A+D, we hosted an opening reception to launch our hotly anticipated exhibition, ComeIn! DTLA. A perfectly balmy evening, the opening reception received an exceptionally large turnout! Many of our featured artists were present and generously gave visitors personal tours and explanations of their work. Among the many guests, we overheard snippets of stimulating conversation and spotted the occasional exchange of business cards. It is always such a pleasure to see the museum bring like-minded individuals together and be a space in which collaboration and discussion can flourish!
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    COME IN! DTLA | OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
  • 16/03/16 Uncategorized

    Come In! DTLA | Show and Programs

    It’s that time of year again! Please come and join us at the A+D for our sixth annual Come In! exhibition and first year celebrating at our new Downtown location.

    On the view March 24th through June 23rd, 2016.

    Entitled Come In! DTLA we’d like to showcase the work of our many talented local artists, designers and architects. Curated by Danielle Rago with exhibition design by Tyler McMartin, Come In! DTLA will boast an eclectic and extensive display of fashion, graphics, photography, furniture, digital media and landscape design, just to name a few.
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    Come In! DTLA | Show and Programs
  • 09/03/16 Uncategorized

    WADSWORTH CHAPEL | A STORY OF RESILIENCE

    Last week on Wilshire Boulevard, we took a quick peep at the ongoing plans for the future Audrey Irmas Pavilion, an exciting new addition to the iconic Wilshire Boulevard Temple. This week, we’re taking all you lovely readers eleven miles west for a deeper look at a rather forgotten and lonely place. Built in 1900 by Los Angeles architect, J. Lee Burton, the Late-Victorian Wadsworth Chapel is Wilshire Boulevard’s oldest building. Continue reading

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    WADSWORTH CHAPEL | A STORY OF RESILIENCE
  • 01/03/16 Uncategorized

    TLC Tuesday | Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    Although it’s old news that the Wilshire Boulevard Temple has decided to build a $65 million events center, very little has been divulged about the building’s progress since September 2015.  The events center (to be completed in 2019) will be called the Audrey Irmas Pavilion after its benefactress, who has pledged $30 million to its construction.  A member of the temple congregation, Irmas will be funding the project through atypical means.  On November 11, 2015, Irmas sold her prized Cy Twombly painting, “Untitled, 1968 (New York City)” at a Sotheby’s auction. “Untitled, 1968” fetched an astounding $70.5 million. Irmas originally purchased the painting in 1990 for 3.85 million.
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    TLC Tuesday |  Wilshire Boulevard Temple
  • 24/02/16 Uncategorized

    Thanks to Downtown News for Naming A+D a Downtowner of Distinction!

    Here at A+D we have cause to celebrate! On Tuesday, February 23 it was announced that our beloved museum was selected by the Los Angeles Downtown News as one of nine winners of their annual Downtowners of Distinction Awards.
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    Thanks to Downtown News for Naming A+D a Downtowner of Distinction!
  • 23/02/16 Uncategorized

    Architecture Around the Globe | Architecture Van Brandenberg

    With its exterior seventy percent on way to completion, the future headquarters for high-end women’s fashion label, Marisfrolg, is a fine example of Architecture Van Brandenburg’s quirky and innovative practice of combining biomimicry with recycled material to create a distinctive design that brazenly plays with color, shape, and space. The New Zealand-based firm’s design for the Marisfrolg HQ (unofficially titled ‘Unfurling’) inventively incorporates organic form through complicated geometric codices and exhibits a polychromatic palette, whilst continuously channeling the philosophies and practices of AVB’s principal Fred Van Brandenburg’s biggest architectural influence, Antoni Gaudi.
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    Architecture Around the Globe | Architecture Van Brandenberg
  • 29/01/16 Museum Events

    Book Signing | The Restorative Home with David Hertz

    Join us at A+D Museum at 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 31st as David Hertz discusses his book, The Restorative Home: Ecological Houses, then stick around for an afternoon in the Downtown Arts District! A+D guests will receive special promotions at a number of local businesses, including As of Now, Shreebs Coffee,  and Zinc Cafe & Market!
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    Book Signing | The Restorative Home with David Hertz
  • 15/12/15 Museum Events

    TLC TUESDAY: Sixth Street Viaduct

    For eighty-two years the Sixth Street Bridge has stretched over the Los Angeles River, connecting downtown to the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Also known as the Sixth Street Viaduct, the structure has become an iconic and versatile fixture in cinematic history, from providing the gritty urban backdrop to Pharrell’s “Happy” music video, to the austere and seemingly deserted concrete stretch for the car race scene in “Grease.”
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    TLC TUESDAY: Sixth Street Viaduct
  • 01/10/14 Museum Events

    Cocktails with A+D Museum at WestEdge Design Fair

    Join us on Friday, October 17, from 5-8pm for a raffle with more than five amazing giveaways, including a premier ticket package to Palm Springs Modernism Week!
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    Cocktails with A+D Museum at WestEdge Design Fair

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