The single story structure is the "largest purpose-built, naturally lit, open-plan museum space in the world". The Resnick Pavilion opened with 3 exhibits(to be discussed in subsequent postings). Eye for the Sensual:Selections from the Resnick Collection; Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico; and Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915.
The opening of this gallery space comes just two years after the completion of Phase I of the LACMA transformation. Phase I included the opening of the 60,000 square foot BCAM gallery space. With the inclusion of Chris Burden's Urban Light.
The addition of these two gallery spaces coupled with some very intelligent choices, LACMA has transformed itself into a World Class Museum. A museum with viewing galleries of a good proportion, to accommodate larger works of art, and allowing the viewer to step back and enjoy the experience.
More on the Resnick Pavilion soon.
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