LACMA Confirms Zumthor Building Will Be Gray
|Rendering of Peter Zumthor's David Geffen Galleries in gray|
I've received confirmation from LACMA's acting media liaison Susan Clarke that the museum "has chosen to change the color" of Peter Zumthor's David Geffen Galleries "to a natural light gray concrete color… as this hue would be more consistent with the surrounding buildings on both ends of Hancock Park and the LACMA campus itself. The light gray is also a much better backdrop for the art."
The building had previously been envisioned as a light, earthy tan (and before that, black). A February 2022 amendment to the Zumthor building's Environmental Impact Report requested the change to gray, as reported last week.
By the way, the Ahmanson Foundation donated mainly junk to LACMA.
... The way I see it you have only yourself to blame. If you weren't such a loser, you could have outbid David Geffen for the naming rights and restored the Pereiria buildings --- tacky colonnade, fountains and all.
And who hasn’t often admired “natural gray” in nature? Sure does beat “warm earthy tones” any sunny day! Complements the blue sky and green trees!
However, LACMA, as a Hollywood-airhead museum, will be ideal for cell-phone selfies.