December 13, 2011

A Day at LACMA

To offset the several long, wordy posts I've had in a row, here's one long on images, much shorter on the verbiage.  On a weekend in late October, we drove out to L.A. to see the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Lily, who'll be 10 in few months (!), is a big Burton fan.  She loves both his Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride,  and also watched Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands for the first time this year. (Oh, my little goth girl in training.)
The Burton exhibit was crowded and chock-full of his early scribblings and ideas, along with plenty of props and designs from all of his films.  I think Lily was inspired by how prolific and imaginative an artist he is, and how he's fearless in just being his own weird, quirky self.  I don't have any pictures to show you of the exhibit; there was a strict no-photo policy.  (Plenty of folks still took shots with their camera phones, but I was a good girl and followed the rules.)

However, housed in the same building was the California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way exhibit.  This was right up my alley: California history, movie lore, the agricultural industry, and textiles, pottery and furniture design were all part of this show.

Oh, Airstream: A girl can always dream. 
Swoon. Let's move away from the huge TV-screen trend, and back to huge stereo consoles.
This is a mock-up of the Eames' living room.  It was the only part of the exhibit you weren't supposed to photograph, but I didn't see the little sign posted until it was too late and a guard scolded me.  Oops.  So much for following the rules.
Outside, in a different section of the museum, was this installation with yellow tubes that all the kids were crazy about.  I thought it was pretty cool, until my husband pointed out that it seemed to be created from medical tubing, and then I was kinda icked out by the thing.
My little guy didn't mind one bit.  

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