Tom Gilmore, the developer who helped wake the sleeping giant Downtown 15 years ago with his multi-building Old Bank District project, makes things happen. So his proposal for a contemporary art museum in the heart of the Historic Core should have legs—he’s already working with SCI-Arc professor/architect Tom Wiscombe on designs for the Old Bank District Museum, which will occupy basements, rooftops, and mezzanines of the Hellman Building, Farmers and Merchants Bank Building, and the Old Bank Garage, all at Fourth and Main. Gilmore is also shoring up financing on the project with business partner Jerri Perrone. And art is arriving already, the Downtown News reports, with a two-and-a-half-ton sculpture that was moved from the Arts District to the roof of the Old Bank Garage a few months ago; it now anchors the home of a forthcoming sculpture garden.
Jul 15Jul 14
Gilmore, Perrone Plan Old Bank District Art Museum
Project, Now in the Very Early Stage, Would Feature Work by Downtown Artists
Jul 13Jun 21
New York’s Artists & Fleas open air market returns to LA this weekend. Head to 647 Mateo St to shop locally handmade goods from a ton of different vendors including Wood Brian (pictured above). It’s all happening Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. You won’t want to miss it.
L.A. Is “America’s Most Successfully Reinvented Metropolis,” Dwell Says
Badly written article with what seems like a personal grudge against developers, but posting anyway.
Los Angeles-based property developer Tom Gilmore and the architect Tom Wiscombe are planning a vast new museum in Downtown LA to showcase contemporary art by LA-based artists.
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