Los Angeles County Museum of Art

During our trip to California last year, Kurt took Ezra and me to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  We were pretty excited because we’ve seen this place appear on different TV shows and YouTube videos, so it was a treat to be able to visit it ourselves.

(Just a little note, despite posting lots of photos on my Flickr and doing the 52-week project, I don’t really have that much experience with art. I enjoy good art like a regular person and I respond positively to visually appealing things but I don’t have that much knowledge on the subject. That being said, don’t expect a commentary on the different pieces we saw this day, because then all you’ll be getting are different variations of “it’s nice” or “I didn’t like it”.)

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The Urban Light exhibit outside the museum. Perhaps one of the most Instagrammed places in LA.  I first saw it in Ryan Higa’s Bromance music video and I thought it was amazing. I was thrilled to see it for myself.IMG_3320 (2)

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Of course Kurt shot lots of footage of us there

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And I took lots of pictures

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Kurt joked that we could have saved money by not buying tickets since all we wanted to play here. But of course we did pay for the entrance fee so we headed in the museum to enjoy the art exhibits there.  I didn’t take that many pictures inside, but here are few I managed to capture:

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 Awesome samurai armor

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 Not really sure what he is, but I took a picture because he reminded me of our dachshund, Bubu 🙂

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 There was an empty glass case so Ezra pretended to be part of the display

My favorite exhibit were these little sculptures called netsuke. They were used during the ancient Japanese period as a button to fasten a small pouch to the kimono. They were often hand carved from ivory, wood, metal or ceramics.

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 Look at the details on this. To give you an idea how small they were, that’s my blurry thumb in the foreground.

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 With Ezra’s head, again for size comparison

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 After this we dropped by the Latin America Art exhibit, which I also enjoyed (mostly because of all the bright colors)

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There were also a lot of religious artworks there

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 And lots of lovely jewelry

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I would love to own this necklace

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 Ezra next to some panel board things.  I’m not sure what they were for though

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 And I’m not sure what Ezra’s trying to do with them either

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We then checked out a light exhibit.  Photography wasn’t allowed inside, but here’s a picture of the pretty lights they had in the cafeteria where we had lunch:

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 After eating, we took a few videos near the fountains outside before walking to the La Brea Tar Pits next door.  We were actually there last year so we didn’t go inside, but we did enjoy just hanging out in the area and watching kids run around.

To end this entry here’s a video that Kurt made from this day. Warning : it includes lots of spinning around and crazy running 😀

We filmed the sunroof scenes at my aunt’s neighborhood.  We got a lot of weird stares from her neighbors, but we had a lot of fun.  We were lucky that we were able to film this when we did, because about a month later they installed speed bumps there. (In case you’re wondering, we were trying to copy some scenes from Ryan Higa’s Bromance video, which you can hear playing in the blooper reel at the end.)

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