In two withering reviews, the Grey Lady's architecture and art critics tear L.A.'s newest cultural addition, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, a new one. In his piece, arch-writer Nicolai Ouroussoff uses sentences like, "[BCAM is] architecture without conviction... To those with long memories, the design’s failures may merely seem like more of the same." AND the title of Roberta Smith's BCAM-centric art review ("Rounding Up The Usual Suspects") couldn't display more disdain for our new cultural monument unless it was titled "SHIT" in big, bold capital letters.
· Art Museum Mixes Pomp and Hint of Pop [NY Times]
· Rounding Up the Usual Suspects [NY Times]