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LACMA ~Free Art Exhibit
This an outside art exhibit that anyone can see for free. It is located just outside between the Bing & Pavilion of Japanese Art. It was fun to explore this little area tucked away between the buildings.
The first one is:
Second: Anthony Caro
Third: Peter Voulkos
Fourth: Alexander Liberman
Fifth: Alexander Calder
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Largest Encyclopedic Museum on the West Coast
The museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection—more than 100,000 works strong.
LACMA also frequently hosts film, lecture and music series and other fun events! Located next to the La Brea tar pits, and down the street from the Farmers Market and The Grove, LACMA is a fun and educational visit for everyone from the serious art-lover to families.
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LACMA is a lot more extensive than I thought it would be. It has many different departments that cover art throughout the world. I really enjoyed their Latin American and Islamic Arts section because it had a lot of archaeological pieces as well as visual art. Art of the Americas was cool as well because it had a many pieces of American history like bathing suits, lamps, and other furniture. Since the museum is so big, I was not able to see everything, but was excited to know that they have a new contemporary arts section that sounds really interesting. This place is definitely worth a visit if you like art.
Cheap Concerts and Comedy
I found this locals site before I went (www.brokela.com) and it had listings for outdoor free concerts at LACMA and some other places. That was great because I was staying near there and could chill out for cheap when I needed a break from the Hollywood madness.
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Any Donations (We only accept priceless items)!!!!
Yet another museum in la but I must be honest LACMA didn't live up to all the hype. I expected a little too much when it came to art work, nothing compares to the Getty's artwork. The galleries they have at LACMA: African Art, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Art of the Ancient Americas, Art of the United States, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, Costume and Textiles, Decorative Arts, Egyptian Art, European Painting, European Sculpture, German Expressionist Art (The Robert Gore Rifkind Center), Greek and Roman Art, Islamic Art, Japanese Art, Korean Art, LACMA at 40: Gifts in Honor of the Museum’s Anniversary, Latin American Art, Modern Art, Photography, Prints and Drawings, and South and Southeast Asian Art.
Though they did have some intresting pieces the pieces are not for everybody and some galleries are only a few rooms if not one. With occasional galleries that keep your eyes at work. Architecurally its under a few renovations as of 03/2006. Some galleries were closed (South and Southeast Asian Art galleries). Price wise pretty affordable $5 parking and additional $4.50 for student ticket.
Location wise it's right next to the La Brea Tar Pits. So for a few more bucks you can go to the Page Museum. Its located on Wilshire and not to far from Melrose. So you can eat at Tofu House for Breakfast, LACMA and Page Museum during the lunch time, and Melrose and Starbucks after.
What was pretty dishearting is a certain section, 1 of 5, is only for museum club members. Hell i'm not going to pay $60+ to look at a gallery. It would be different if i was rich...lol.
So overall its a museum to go to only if you really have nothing to do... Though some pieces are great the total experiance wasn't that great for me. So i wish you luck hopefully you don't catch them during their renovations.
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Salvador Dali Exhibit
The Dali Exhibit at the LACMA is a wonderful one! I went a few Sundays ago. Not only displaying his paintings, the exhibition highlights his cinematic efforts as well. Three of his short films are on display and looping throughout the gallery, Un Chien Andalu, L'Age d'Or and also a modern film that he worked on with Walt Disney called Destino. Definitely watch the beginning of Un Chien if you can; the opening scene is very famous! The exhibit is pretty comprehensive for how small the gallery space is; it even has some of his writings and some jewelry that he designed.
The exhibit can be very crowded on Sundays. I recommend perhaps going on a weeknight or a weekday if you have the time. It took about 20-30 minutes to see about 5 paintings on one of the gallery walls. Definitely worth the wait if you are inside, however!
Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum houses some of Frank Gehry's amazing architectural works (models and pictures, of course). If you are a big fan of his, then this is the place to visit. You won't be disappointed.
If you want to see his unique style of building implemented in the real world, just walk 2 blocks north to the Walk Disney Concert Hall.
The museum row was excellent,...
The museum row was excellent, farmers market, seeing the stars on Hollywood Blvd. and driving thru Sunset Blvd. and Mullholland Drive. The Griffith Observatory had a great view of LA. Universal Studios was OK, was told the one in Florida was better, same for Disney. As far as seeing TV shows taped, visited Nickelodeon with kids and we thougt it sucked and kids said it was OK.
The beaches and the mountains are the best.Did alot of tourist things because of the kids but otherwise would have stayed on beaches and in the mountains.
LACMA is home of thousands of modern art collections and is the largest museum in the western US. very fun museum...
we got free admission after 5 p.m.
Yhis is the best place in town! - well for an artist, or someone who likes art - do not miss, come for the whole day and come back for more....
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Opening Day at the Tut exhibit. Lots of media there. I was photographed quiet a bit. And Interviewd as well. I'm trying soo hard to make a name for myself as an artist. think I'm succeeding?
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