A Portrait of a Museum in the Making

by Suzanne Muchnic

Suzanne Muchnic draws on decades of experience as a Los Angeles Times arts writer to relate the complicated story of how the Los Angeles County Museum of Art emerged as the largest art museum in the western United States.

Her in-depth reporting, fleshed out with private interviews and archival research, offers a lively tale about the convergence of art, money, people, and buildings that has produced a museum perpetually in the making. 

    • 198 pages
    • full color throughout
    • 66 images
    • 10"h x 9"w
    • hardcover; ISBN 978-0-87328-266-6; $45.00

About the author: Suzanne Muchnic, a longtime art writer for the Los Angeles Times and contributor to many art publications, has followed the evolution of Los Angeles’s art scene since the 1970s and traveled widely to report on important artists, museums, exhibitions, and cultural issues. She won first prize for arts and entertainment reporting from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club in 1993. Her critically acclaimed biography, Odd Man In: Norton Simon and the Pursuit of Culture, was awarded the 2002 Donald Pflueger Local History Award of the Historical Society of Southern California. She is also the author of Helen Lundeberg: Poetry Space Silence, published by Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Selected books from the Huntington Library Press are now distributed by Angel City Press.

    $45.00 USD