Holy Mapquest, Batman

Back in February, the New York Times ran a correction after a story by arts writer Carol Vogel placed the Los Angeles County Museum of Art downtown:

Because of an editing error, an article in The Arts on Thursday about negotiations by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to hire Michael Govan, director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, as its director misstated the Los Angeles museum's location. It is in the Mid-Wilshire district, not downtown.

Well, it's front and center in the Miracle Mile district, but the judges will allow the vague Mid-Wilshire appellation for a paper three thousand miles away. Today, though, a piece by Vogel again moves the museum downtown.

The Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles announced this week that it had bought 570 artworks by the 20th-century artist Joseph Beuys from his well-known multiples, ranging from signed erasers to fish bones to a broom cast in silver...The acquisition will go on view in late 2007, when the Italian architect Renzo Piano's addition and renovation, which will unify the 20-acre museum campus in downtown Los Angeles, opens to the public.

SignHmm, maybe she can blame the editors again. To be honest, even many Angelenos aren't sure what comprises the Miracle Mile. Just for the record, there are neon signs at each end (on Wilshire at La Brea and Fairfax), these signs for Museum Row, and of course there was that little movie.


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