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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The transformation of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), an aging 50-year old museum, into a dynamic, light-filled urban campus and park encompassed an elevated level of landscape planning, detail, and experience. The Palm Garden, a new art installation of rare palms, emerges as a natural extension of the spatial elements envisioned by LACMA’s world-renowned architects, environmental artists, landscape artists, and horticulturalists. Uniting contemporary elements with landscape architecture within a single gathering space offers visitors an interactive and holistic art experience. Centered by rare Chilean wine palms, the design draws inspiration from a cultural story line that touches on the museum’s archaeological and geological ancestry dating back to prehistoric periods (as reinforced by the dinosaur skeletons discovered during foundation excavations!).