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The Broad is not the only new art museum. DnA looks at why there's a global boom right now. Also, there's another LA building with a showy skin -- and it is dividing passersby. Plus, Clifton's returns with a mix of past and present. Silver Lake residents react to a budget Whole Foods, and Paul Goldberger explains Frank Gehry.

Photo: Gideon Brower

A Global Art Museum Boom, and More Showy Building Skins 12 MIN, 50 SEC

The Broad has opened -- but the story doesn't stop there. It is just one of numerous new museums built worldwide in the last few years. What's fueling the art museum binge? DnA talks art, money and what drives the public to museums, with CSULB's Nizan Shaked and the LA Times' Carolina Miranda.

The Broad has a much discussed skin that exemplifies "parametric" design. It was built by Matt Construction and they are busy on another LA building with an even showier skin, and it's causing a strong reaction: the Petersen Automotive Museum. With architect Elizabeth Diller, Curbed LA's Marissa Gluck and Carolina Miranda.

Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times (@cmonstah)
Elizabeth Diller, Architect and Principal at Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Marissa Gluck, design writer (@marissagluck)

Broad architect Diller on bringing theatrics to Grand Avenue
Curbed LA on the new look of the Petersen Museum

Clifton's Cafeteria Reopens 4 MIN, 4 SEC

Clifford Clinton opened the beloved comfort-food restaurant in 1935; now developer Andrew Meieran is reopening it to serve a new generation. Long-time patrons will find the new Clifton's Cafeteria to be much the same, but also quite different. Gideon Brower toured the space with Chris Nichols and filed this report.

Gideon Brower, Independent Producer (@GideonLA)
Chris Nichols, Los Angeles magazine (@ChrisNicholsLA)

Budget Whole Foods Displeases Silver Lake Residents 6 MIN, 8 SEC

A new Whole Foods is supposed to open soon in Silver Lake. You'd have thought locals would be pleased. But no, it turns out some are miffed, because the company has selected this site to open "something new and different" -- and low-budget. KCRW's Avishay Artsy reports.

Goldberger on Goldberg (aka Gehry) 39 MIN, 18 SEC

Venerable architecture critic Paul Goldberger turns his hand to the life of an architect in his new book, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry.” Goldberger and Frances Anderton discuss what propels the inexhaustible architect, from his unstable childhood to his happy second marriage, his social conscience and his love of power, the practical nature that lies at the heart of the artist -- and just why Frank Goldberg became Frank Gehry.

Paul Goldberger, Vanity Fair (@paulgoldberger)

Building Art

Paul Goldberger

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