While the art world awaits Eli Broad’s press conference on Monday announcing his new director for LA’s MoCA museum, there is another Broad-based museum project making progress. On Tuesday, Broad will know more about Santa Monica’s plans for supporting his foundation’s museum. Mike Boehm reports in the LA Times:
Santa Monica’s City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on an “agreement in principal” that would hasten Eli Broad’s plan to create a new $40-million to $60-million museum next to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium housing his 2,000-piece contemporary art collection.
City Manager P. Lamont Ewell has recommended approval of the preliminary pact, which spells out both sides’ basic obligations but doesn’t constitute a final go-ahead from the city. That would have to await reviews of the final design of the building and its environmental impact on the surrounding Civic Center.
Santa Monica council to consider ‘agreement in principal’ for Eli Broad’s museum (Los Angeles Times)