LACMA Lovers League Congratulates Pulitzer Winning Critic Chris Knight
May 5, 2020 —
Dear fellow LACMA Lover,
Thank you for joining nearly 3750 concerned citizens who have signed the petition urging the Los Angeles County Supervisors to reconsider their approval of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for LACMA's redevelopment plan.
As an engaged citizen who demands accountability by your public museum and the politicians who fund it, you know the LACMA situation is incredibly important. But just how important became clear with yesterday’s announcement that critic Christopher Knight won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Los Angeles Times on LACMA’s ill-conceived design debacle !
We send our heartfelt congratulations to Chris, and our sincere hope that this national honor will be the thing that finally gets through to the LACMA board and the County Supervisors, and compels them to hit the pause button on this misguided project before there’s no LACMA left, and no money to replace it. Come on, you dopes!
In other recent press clips, Mimi Zeiger calls out the "cruelness of demolishing LACMA, a significant piece of LA architecture, at a moment when Angelenos are unable to bear witness."
And as the LACMA on Fire blog reports, the world's most passive-aggressive architectural competition has just announced six finalists.
Please keep sharing the petition link (http://chng.it/PBQw6hhzdX) with your friends who love LACMA and want it to remain at the heart of our city's culture and community. And stay tuned for updates as we have them.
Yours for Los Angeles,
Kim Cooper & Richard Schave
The LACMA Lovers League
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