NHMLA to Show Green Dinosaur and Censored Mural
|Renderings by Frederick Fisher and Partners, Studio MLA, and Studio Joseph. Courtesy NHMLA|
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has supplied new renderings of its "NHM Commons" entrance wing, designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners. The opening date has been moved up a year, to 2024. Assuming the dates hold, that would still put it a year ahead of the neighboring Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (set to open 2025) and LACMA's David Geffen Galleries (construction to be completed by "late 2024," which probably means a 2025 opening).
NHMLA's Judith Perlstein Welcome Center, to be open to the public without a ticket, will have a green dinosaur, the only Diplodocus skeleton on the West Coast. The color is due to fossilization minerals. Discovered in Utah, the 70-foot-long dinosaur will be the second-largest object in the hall. It will face Barbara Carrasco's 80-foot-long mural, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective.
|Barbara Carrasco, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective (small detail), 1981|
|Detail representing the World War II incarceration of Japanese-Americans|
|Detail showing the people of 1980s Los Angeles, including Mayor Tom Bradley, Fernando Valenzuela, Ricardo Montalban, and Rick James. How many can you name?|