For this Sunday's excursion, my fellow Brit abroad Rachel and I (it is shocking how many friends I have called Rachel) decided to head over to Beverly Hills and check out the famous Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, commonly known as LACMA. Obviously, our first stop was to take some photos in and around Chris Burden's iconic 'Urban Light' installation outside the museum. I'm pretty sure it has been in every movie set in Los Angeles I've ever seen, and it is just as awesome in real life - I can't wait to see what it looks like lit up!
Blue Dot Oxford Shirt: Gap (UK/US), Oxblood Chino Shorts: J.Crew (UK/US), Sunglasses: Breo, Handbag: Hobbs, Sandals: c/o Havaianas
The installation is made out of vintage lamp posts from around the local Los Angeles area. Chris Burden also has another awesome, mini LA like city instillation with moving electric cars that is pretty epic!
There was lots of familiar art in the gallery for me, but I've studied art, art history and photography, so that was a given. However, I think this little Andy Warhol number is something that I think you'll all recognise!
While we were looking out at Hollywood and Beverly Hills from the observation platform, while I have become rather used to seeing it in the distance whenever I head to the North West part of Los Angeles, I realised that I had not yet posted a picture of the Hollywood Sign - a little bit of a blogger faux par!
Because every art museum or gallery should have a giant boulder suspended above a public walkway.
I loved LACMA, and not just because I'm an arty person who naturally enjoys galleries; there is so much cool modern art, sculptures and installations to interest and intrigue someone who is not really a gallery hopper, and this is going to be one of the places I take friends from England to visit when they come to LA - especially as it is just a short walk to The Original Farmers Market (more on that soon) where there are so many delicious places to grab lunch - just like we did!