November 18, 2015
Malott Commons, Hampton Room, Scripps College
1:00 p.m. with a book signing at 12:45. Tea and dessert follow the talk.

In LACMA So Far, Suzanne Muchnic draws on decades of experience as a Los Angeles Times arts writer to relate the complicated story of how LACMA 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.

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.