Apr 11, 2008

Visit to LACMA

I’m a museum person, I can’t help it...if I’m in a new city I have to visit as many museum as I can, and everytime I’m back home, in Rome, I have to go visit at least one art exhibition!
But I have been postponing the visit to LACMA for so long, and why? Simple! it was just too close, too handy!

I tend to procrastinate when something it’s so easy to do that could be done it anytime!
Well, now I have no time left, I’m leaving LA in 20 days so I had to go!

The new opened building of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum is a travertine box surrounded by red steel beams by Renzo Piano:

Originally uploaded by Dan Hontz

I was very happy to find the first floor of the BCAM dedicated to one of my favorite metal sculptor: Richard Serra.

I'm posting videos for both the two Serra's sculptures, Band and Sequence, which, in my modest opinion, describe better than a single photo the dynamicity of these two masterpieces and give the flavor of what an incredible experience is walking in these giants



While we were strolling about the second floor, I entered a room and..SURPRICE a gigantic table immediately made me feel tiny (which is generally not easy to do being almost 5.10”!)

Therrien's "Under the table", an almost 10 ft tall sculpture, brought me back when I was a little child and I could crawl under the table, while adults had their supper...down there it was a world made just for little ones!

Now I'm really ready to leave LA!


alamodestuff said...

I'm a museum person, too. I felt like I was there with you. Thanks for sharing!

esta sketch said...

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But if you do choose to participate, here’s how this game of tag goes:

1. Link to the tagger.

2. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself.

3. Tag 7 people, post their names and links to their blogs on your blog.

4. Tell the 7 people you tagged by posting “Tag you’re it” on their blogs in their comments box and explain the rules to them.

MELANIE said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm a museum person too, and even used to work in them, but have missed LACMA the last 2 times I've been in LA.