I realize a lot of people find museums boring and dull.
I hold a different view of these spaces holding different works. To me, these are places waiting to be discovered, a ride to many cultures for a humble price. If you ask me to select between a museum or staying home (doing chores), I pick the former.
For the longest period of time, I wanted to return to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). I visited years ago but can’t remember much of what I saw at that time.
I went back eager to discover some of its masterpieces. Additionally, I put on very comfortable shoes since this is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago. The collections and special exhibits are located in seven buildings. This huge museum receives one million visitors annually.
Today, I don’t want to bore you with details of my visit. I just want to present you with some of the works I saw. Take it as a pro museum piece, some encouragement to go out and discover more of the world thru these spaces.
This is my favorite part of the museum.
My favorite piece is called Anger. It was created by a German painter called Hans-Siebert von Heister.
I saw a piece from one of my favorite Latin American painters, Joaquin Torres Garcia. I visited his museum when I stopped by Montevideo, Uruguay.
This is the cutest piece I saw.
I discovered I like modern art but not contemporary art. I don’t understand works of contemporary art. They are too abstract for me. Can somebody can tell me what is going on below?
Then, contemporary art can turn into your worst nightmare. Some guy decided to create a giant stack of dishes.
I stood astonished before these carved stone panels. They used to decorate the interior walls of the palace of ths first Assyrian king. This king reigned from 883 – 859 BC. I don’t know what is more impressive, the age of the panels, the detail used in the pictorials or the fact that we can appreciate something from such a distant land in Los Angeles.
And of course, we cannot talk about LACMA without highlighting its emblematic piece of art, Urban Light.
Do you like museums? Let me know in the comments section below.