Michael J. Kavanagh

Michael J. Kavanagh is a writer and public radio reporter.

A recyclable museum houses Gregory Colbert’s photos of charismatic animals

The Nomadic Museum … wandering the globe. Photos: Gregory Colbert. Over the next few months, hundreds of thousands of animal lovers, art lovers, and the odd Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy will take a left off Santa Monica Boulevard and head down toward the Nomadic Museum, an extraordinary structure made entirely of reusable and recyclable materials by the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. With shipping containers for walls and brown paper beams for columns, the museum rises above Santa Monica Pier like a modern-day cathedral — complete with a vaulted ceiling, dim lighting, and horrible insulation. The building is …

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