When LACMA's Fountains Ran Red With Blood

From Life magazine, Oct. 28, 1966:

"Everyone was proud and delighted [at LACMA's 1965 opening]. There was only one small mishap: the chemical agent which had been put in the reflecting pools to turn the water black, so that the white buildings might seem to surge dramatically out of boundless depths, instead turned the water red. 
"This was quickly recognized as a portent. 'Of course the corridors are swimming with blood,' said a lady who was deep in the workings of the museum. 'But you don't want to hear about that. It sounds like a novel—a Gothic novel.'"