Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Ever since I saw all the LACMA lamp post pics pop up on Instagram (if you’re on Insta I’m sure you’d know what I’m talking about), I was inspired to go see it for myself! So on my recent visit to LA in December, I got a chance to go to Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with my local buddy, Sara!

But before I got to the lamp posts, we made our way through inside the museum.

Definitely drew towards the colorful modern art gallery with its Lichtensteins and Warhols:

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My man Matisse was there too:

LACMA - Matisse - Jeannette
As well as all five of his Jeannettes.

These sculptures were the bomb:

Little people, big world!

“Untitled (Comb)” – Vija Celmins

More modern art that I don’t quite “get” but can appreciate:

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This is not a pipe!! (Rene Magritte)
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Evening Dress (Habit de Rigueur) – Alexandra Exter

German art/propaganda (during one of the world wars, I forget which one):

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Spotted in one of the temporary exhibits:

Werk it, girl

At last, my lamp posts!!

Turns out, I’m awkward as hell.

“Urban Light” by Chris Burden is made of 202 restored cast iron antique street lamps.

Finally we found Sara’s favorite exhibit:

LACMA - Metropolis II, Chris Burden
Metropolis II by Chris Burden

Man, Chris Burden is killin’ it!

LACMA - Metropolis II, Chris Burden

According to the description,

“Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, ‘The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city.'”

LACMA - Metropolis II, Chris Burden

See it in action!

LACMA was quite the place! There’s ever-changing exhibits all the time, and Rain Room was there when I visited. Too bad the tickets sold out like hot cakes. :\ Maybe I’ll get to see it some day?

What’s your favorite kind of art?

Thanks for reading!