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Preview Tour of First of Two World-Class Arts Facilities by Renowned Architects To Spotlight Unparalleled Arts Programming for 2004-05

October 5, 2004

WHAT: A press launch announcing the unprecedented opening of two major arts buildings in one year. A preview of the newly renovated Glorya Kaufman Hall (GKH) with architect Buzz Yudell of Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners. GKH, whose technical and performance space renovations will place it at the top of the most cutting edge
design concepts of its kind in the United States. Dean Waterman will announce programming titled "UCLA Year of the Arts," a series of events including exhibitions, concerts and symposia organized by its outstanding arts leaders. Curator tours of the exhibition, "Botanica Los Angeles: Latino Popular Religious Art in the City of Angels."


Christopher Waterman, dean of the School of the Arts and

Robert Rosen, dean of the School of Theater, Film and

Robert Lapiner, dean of University Extension.

Marla Berns, director of the Fowler Museum.

Tim Kittleson, director of UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Ann Philbin, director of the Hammer Museum.

David Sefton, director of UCLA Live.

Among others present: Kenny Burrell, jazz great; Richard
Weinstein, architect and acting chair of the Department of
Architecture and Urban Design; Barbara Boyle, film producer, Chair of the Department of Film and Television;

Jose Luis Valenzuela, theater and film director, professor, School of Theater, Film and Television, Artistic Director of the Latino Theater Company of Los Angeles; Gabrielle Spiegel, dean of Humanities, UCLA College, and many other faculty scholars, architects, artists, dancers, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers and museum curators who are presenting more than 400 programs in 2004-2005. Note: Individuals are available to do Spanish-language media interviews.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 12. Press check-in at 12:30 p.m. Buffet lunch served. Comments. Tours of Kaufman Hall (hard-soled shoes must be worn for the tour).

WHERE: UCLA Fowler Museum. Parking in Lot 4 adjacent to the Museum.  Enter campus from Westwood Plaza at Sunset Boulevard.

BACKGROUND: The Year of the Arts celebrates UCLA's position as the University of California's flagship campus for the arts, and as a leading arts and cultural center of the West. During the year, two major arts facilities will open on campus: newly renovated Glorya Kaufman Hall with state-of-the-art facilities for dance, videography
and cross-cultural investigation in the arts, and the Edythe L. and Eli Broad Center, designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, which will feature a monumental sculpture by Richard Serra.

MEDIA CONTACT: Carolyn Campbell, ccampbel@arts.ucla.edu, or Eleanore
Reznikoff 310-825-6540. Call for free parking reservations. Password
is "Glorya." Cell # 310-995-8721 or 310-251-8287.


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