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Marciano Art Foundation Widely Reported

Marciano Art Foundation, formerly the Scottish Rite Temple opens May 25, free tickets and reservations can be made online
Marciano Art Foundation, formerly the Scottish Rite Temple, is now open. Ttickets are free but reservations are required and can be made online.

The opening of the Marciano Art Foundation in the former Scottish Rite Temple on Wilshire Blvd. has been widely covered in the news media. The re-purposing of the Scottish Rite into a private museum that is open to the public on a limited basis is also a significant development in our local history. Below are links to some of the press coverage of the opening in no particular order.

The Los Angeles Times review of the museum: New Marciano foundation proves the potential and the pitfalls of a vanity art museum

Curbed LA : Marciano Art Foundation: LA’s bold new museum opens today
It showcases contemporary art—and occult artifacts.

ArtNews: Get a First Look Inside the Marciano Foundation, LA’s Newest Temple to Contemporary Art; The museum, established by the co-founders of Guess Jeans, is the latest addition to LA’s fast-growing downtown art scene

W Magazine: Inside the Marciano Art Foundation, the L.A. Celeb Magnet Where Showing Up With Sharon Stone is “Performance” Art

The Los Angeles Times: How Kulapat Yantrasast, the architect behind the Marciano Art Foundation, is bringing a bold openness to museum design

Time Out Blog: Contemporary art and Freemasonry collide at the new Marciano Art Foundation

LA Weekly: A Long-Closed Masonic Temple on Wilshire Has Become a Dystopian Wonderland

The New York Times: L.A. Reincarnation: New Art Spaces in Vintage Settings 


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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