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.