A LACMA afternoon

13 Jul
LACMA has a nice open space for art and conversation.

LACMA has a nice open space for art and conversation.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an impressive complex that provides something for everybody. I had some free time this weekend and stopped by spur of the moment. Needless to say, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this impromptu visit. The weather was nice, there were families and art lovers galore and the ambience was perfect.

First off, if you visit after 5pm, you can bypass the admission fee and give a donation, if you wish. This is good to know if you are on a budget. Although we all know how much we need to support the arts. But sometimes we also need all the help we can get and this is an option for budget friendly art lovers….(a veces cada centavito cuenta.)

LACMA is also undergoing an expansion and it is coming along nicely. You’ll see new additions like the west building architecture features in red. And not just any red, this red color means business. I particularly like the floating stairways and beam columns. And you must, must ride the elevator to the parking structure. Very futuristic.

Currently there are 2 exhibitions worth noting, Pompeii and The Roman Villa in the main building and Bright Young Things, 12 Korean Artists in the west area. There’s also a weird, colorful and plastic open exhibit perfect for kids to play in. It’s all tall columns of colorful kitchen gadgets lined up towards the sky… and you can walk around them, through them, etc. I never knew tupperware could be art. I’ll have to take my grandmother. She just can’t live without plastic containers and I’m sure she’d get a kick out of it.

LACMA does not allow photography inside the exhibit but got some of the outdoors. And here’s the link to the website for more info.

http://lacma.org/home.html

New uses for tupperware and kitchen utensils...hanging from the ceiling.

New uses for tupperware and kitchen utensils...hanging from the ceiling.

The kids visiting LACMA loved it!

The kids visiting LACMA loved it!

Yes, I ask myself this. What do you think?

Yes, I ask myself this. What do you think?

Love the new stairwells and red beams at LACMA.

Love the new stairwells and red beams at LACMA.

Part of the "Your Bright Future. 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea." They don't allow photography inside the exhibit, but managed to get this shot.

Part of the "Your Bright Future. 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea." They don't allow photography inside the exhibit, but managed to get this shot.

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3 Responses to “A LACMA afternoon”

  1. Edmundo Ulloa July 13, 2009 at 12:55 #

    Yes it is art. It was deliberately arrange in a artistic manner to appeal to the senses or emotions.

  2. Mariana July 14, 2009 at 21:36 #

    It is amazing that they can create art with anything!! A little abstract and modern but still very nice!
    Thank you Cristi for sharing these pictures and events to us :)!!

  3. ALE July 17, 2009 at 11:24 #

    budget friendly art lover..hey, that’s ME!!!! always an ART lover, but resently BUDGET-CONCIOUS!!!! I’m very happy to know that there’s a place where both concepts work together!!! QUIERO IRRRRRRR!!!!! Art, the lawful way of escaping reality!!! sounds nice, I think I-ll sell it to someone… anyone interested, need cash to pay for my trip to LA!!! xo sister-friend

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