Preview Tour of First of Two World-Class Arts Facilities by
Renowned Architects To Spotlight Unparalleled Arts Programming for
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
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
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
MEDIA CONTACT: Carolyn Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Eleanore
Reznikoff 310-825-6540. Call for free parking reservations. Password
is "Glorya." Cell # 310-995-8721 or 310-251-8287.