In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, a pair of thieves disguised as Boston police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and roamed the Museum’s galleries, stealing thirteen works of art. To revisit this unfortunate anniversary, the Gardner Museum has teamed up with the Google Art Project to create Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Thirteen Works that explains and explores the effects the theft had, and continues to have, on the Museum. Make sure to view the slideshow full screen and browse among images of the stolen objects and accompanying documentation.
h/t Patti McRae Baley
The Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources (OHR) has partnered with the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) to create and launch HistoricPlacesLA: Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory, the “first online information and management system specifically created to help inventory, map, describe, and protect Los Angeles’ significant cultural resources.”
HistoricPlacesLA is published through Arches, a open-source geospatial software system for cultural heritage inventory and management. The software allows searches for specific buildings or browsing by themes and neighborhoods. The inventory itself is still in progress and community residents and organizations are encouraged to contribute information.
via LA Times
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, will celebrate its 20th year by offering a tour of a number of exemplary private houses by R.M. Schindler. The programming opens with a wine reception and talk with Judith Sheine (Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon) at Schindler’s How House in Silver Lake on Saturday, May 17, 5:00-7:00pm.
On Sunday, May 18, there will be an Architecture Tour that includes the following houses:
- How House (1925)
- Elliot House (1930)
- Bubeshko Apartments (1938/1941)
- Wilson House (1938)
- Falk Apartments, penthouse (1939)
- Droste House (1940)
Each tour itinerary will take approximately 3 1/2 hours, between 11 am and 5 pm. Visit the MAK Center site for more information on ticket and transportation prices.