MONDAY DATE NIGHT #3 // We finally went to LACMA!
Taylor and I haven't had a Monday date night in a really long time (since June), because we've been traveling a lot lately, so I was happy we were able to get to it this week, and even more happy that I finally got to go to LACMA! I had been dying to go for quite some time now. We kept waiting for the first Sunday of the month, because it's free admission if you have a Bank of America debit card, but somehow we still ended up not going this past Sunday. I was so sad we didn't go that we decided to rush over after work on Monday since admission is free for LA county residents after 3:00, even if it meant the visit would be shorter.
One of the exhibitions I was most interested in seeing was the Levitated Mass (pictured above). After all the hype about the "340 ton rock arriving in LA" earlier this year, I have admit that I was kind of surprised at how small this guy looked! But I have to say that I still loved the exhibit. At first when you approach it, it just looks like a big rock in the middle of nowhere, but as you get closer, you realize that it's actually suspended in air with a tunnel underneath for you to walk under. A simple concept, but I loved how it plays with perception of space, location and scale.
They didn't really let us take pictures of the indoor exhibits, but the outdoor exhibits were just as fun! Here were some of the photos of the outdoor stuff (which is free all day, everyday):
There were a ton of other things that I didn't get a chance to look at and absorb. The museum is quite large. So I think I will look at this trip as more of an introduction, and I do hope to go back and spend more time with the artwork there! It's a very relaxing atmosphere and I could picture myself spending a huge chunk of a day there.
Some things I cannot believe I missed are Metropolis II, Watts Towers, and the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, which was designed by one of my favorite architects, who also designed one of my favorite museums across from another one of my favorite museums, in one of my favorite cities!