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First Look Inside the A+D Architecture and Design Museum's New Space in the Arts District

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Photos by Elizabeth Daniels

The A+D Architecture and Design Museum has been driven from its old home on the Miracle Mile by the construction of the Purple Line subway, but that's seemed to be something of a blessing. In a couple years, the museum plans to move into a brand new building somewhere in Downtown LA with the LA chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the new Center for Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles. Meanwhile, they've just grand reopened in a new temporary space in the sizzlingly hot Arts District. The brick and bow-truss space was still pretty raw this past weekend at their annual gala; it'll be built out a bit more before the first exhibition (Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles) opens on August 20. There was talk of preserving some of the graffiti on the building, but it's been painted gray instead; there's still quite a bit of lovely art on the walls surrounding the building. *The little gallery-looking space is a retail store called As Of Now, which will open in the third week of July. The art is by Zoe Bios and the furniture is by Artless Corporation. Here's your first look at the whole building:

· Miracle Mile's A+D Museum is Moving to the Arts District [Curbed LA]
· New Architecture and Design Hub in The Works for DTLA [Curbed LA]

A+D Museum

6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA