In the next post down, you can read me ravin' about Noah Purifoy, but there's a lot of other stuff going on to commend the LA County Museum of Art as a terrific way to spend a hot summer afternoon. You'll be hearing me talk about the Raven Jake Austerity Plan and how LACMA is helping us out: On weekdays, after 3 p.m. to museum has free admission for LA County residents.
At the moment you check in, make sure to ask for a reservation to see the James Turrell piece "Breathing Light." I guarantee you've never seen anything like it. If you go on a Friday, the museum is open til 8 and there's free jazz concerts. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and you're all set for a romantic evening on the cheap.
Over there on the left, you'll see I'm standing very close to (but not touching) Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard. How cool is that? He rode goofy foot, just like me. It's part of their "best of" 50th anniversary show.
They also have all kinds of art from some hard-core Polynesian cannibal ritual artifacts to some European Renaissance to modern conceptual art and everything in between. Like photography? They've got that too. I'm pretty fond of a huge Richard Serra piece called Band. It's another one you've got to see to believe.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323 857-6010 |