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La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, In Wonderland, California Design & Metropolis II in Los Angeles

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Before I did my coverage of the Red Carpet at The TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night of Cabaret Restoration Premiere Chris and I went to the La Brea Tar Pits and LACMA. The La Brea Tar Pits were different than we imagined them being. We imagined the tar pits to be thick dark pools and we were surprised to find that they were fairly liquidy. Standing in the tar pits they have life sized statues of the types of animals who long ago became trapped in the tar pits. The LACMA Pavilion for Japanese Art stands in the background, the structure looks to be a mid-century take on the stone age a la The Flintstones...

At LACMA we were interested in seeing In Wonderland an art show featuring the works of Surrealist Women artists from the United States and Mexico, California Design which features clothing, furniture, industrial design items, etc... by California designers, and Metropolis II a giant sculpture portraying a city landscape with high rises and moving cars...

Penetrable by Jesus Rafael Soto posted below (for more photos of the sculpture check out Chris' photos over on his blog)...

Posted below are items featured in the California Design collection. They had the contents of the Eames Case Study House #8 on display in a mock up of their living room- no, photos were allowed of it- so, you'll have to go check it out for yourself.

I have a copy of the California Design Nine book shown in the photo below for sale here at Lulu's Vintage...

Metropolis II by Chris Burden...

This post was originally published on May 4, 2012.