Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An Afternoon at the Museum

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Chris Burden's Urban Light Sculpture at LACMA.

Yesterday my good friend Mitch and I took advantage of a beautiful LA day to go to the museum. Neither one of us had seen the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum and we were eager to check it out.
It did not disappoint. My favorite pieces were Richard Serra's Band and Sequence. These large scale steel pieces are amazing/disorienting/powerful/sinuous/beautiful. You really get to experience these pieces. They are a must see. I also got to contemplate Michael Jackson and Bubbles. This is a very unique piece to say the least. The collection of contemporary art is astounding. Go and check it out.

We also saw two other exhibits
Shell-Shocked: Expressionism after the Great War: Selections from the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies
Through April 19, 2009
This exhibit has some very powerful imagery.


Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008
Through March 1, 2009
If you love portrait photography go and see this exhibit. It is worth it.

What's this?
This is the future site of the Resnick Pavilion.

Here is a view of Los Angeles from the BCAM

Lots of things are shaking over at LACMA. With the expansion and reorganization the exhibits seem more cohesive and organized. The parking situation is so much better. There was a quartet playing in the courtyard. It is a great way to spend the day.

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