The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a vast complex of several buildings each filled with a vast array of classical, contemporary and culturally significant art works. The photo above shows one of the buildings with it's maze of stairs, escalators and platforms. The views from that top platform are quite spectacular. You can see the Hollywood sign and the observatory at Griffith Park from up there.
Also on the outside of the museum is this art installation called Light by conceptual artist Chris Burden. These rows and rows of classic street lights are very popular with people of all ages.
And it seemed they were even more popular at night when they were all lit up.
Another installation by Chris Burden is called Metropolis II. It's an intense kinetic sculpture modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. It's operated in full motion at specific times during the day and when it's on, the cars, trains and busses whiz by you on that network of roads and bridges. You can actually see the operator in the photo above there in the center of the "city". This one was fun to watch and as you can imagine, a big hit with the younger museum guests.
The piece above is called Red Concave Circle by artist DeWain Valentine. It's made of cast polyester resin and it certainly makes a perfect place to snap some interesting photos. It is part of the 50 for 50 Exhibition at the museum celebrating the 50 years that the museum has been in operation and showing pieces that were gifts to the museum celebrating that anniversary from 25 different donors.
I even managed to create my own "artistic" shot while I was there by photographing just this single chair that was part of a much bigger art installation. I liked how that red chair looked sitting there in the dark.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art or LACMA as it's affectionately known is a treasure trove of artistic ideas and talent. It's a must see while visiting the Los Angeles area.