The renovation of the 10,000-square-foot Boone Gallery, as prelude to Made in California: NOW, converted a traditional museum space into a studio-like environment with exposed concrete floors, an open plan, and natural daylight. Capturing previously unused storage areas for exhibition space were opportunities for art-specific installations. Art-making areas with age and ADA-appropriate furniture were designed. A public information room presented print, video and project documentaries.
The exhibit presented eleven artist installations. Working closely with the artists, museum curators and staff, and in association with architect Hsuan-ying Chou, the exhibition design was fast-paced and intensely collaborative effort.
During the year-long exhibit, the Boone Gallery hosted over 100,000 visitors making it not only LACMA's largest show, but one of its most successful.