Art In & Around L.A. – Something for Everyone
Looking for a little cultural while the relatives are in town? Something different for a day-date? Read on!
The Norton Simon Museum has a wonderful show up right now, By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. Belle époque, a French expression meaning “beautiful era,” refers to the years between 1871-1914 when Paris was beginning its urban development and cultural innovation. Think the Eiffel Tower having just been built, Parisians seeing street lights for the first time and the rise of the Montmarte district, the epicenter of arts and entertainment.
Museum of Dream Space located in the Beverly Center is the first museum in the United States displaying visual art. The space features art designs inspired by Yayoi Kusama, who you may know from the famous infinite rooms. Don’t miss out on this immersive, magical experience on display until late March.
Head to the USC Pacific Asia Museum for ‘Oscar Oiwa: Dreams of a Sleeping World,’ an immersive experience that sheds light on Oiwa’s surrealist and imaginative dreamscapes. Enter into the inflatable dreamscape that took two weeks, 120 sharpie markers and four MFA students from USC to bring to life, now until April 26th.
Britney Spears fans must visit “The Zone,” an immersive experience that replicates iconic Britney moments or scenes from our favorite music videos. Think “…Baby One More Time,” “Toxic,” and “Oops… I Did It Again.” At $65 per ticket, it’s definitely a splurge but for Britney fans it’s one “Lucky” moment. Open until April 26th.
Walk across the street to the Museum of Contemporary Art for their ongoing series of exhibitions entitled Open House. The second iteration of this series is Open House: Gala Porras-Kim: “Kim’s exhibition showcases ways in which museums play an active role in the conservation, display methods, archiving, interpretation, and even the physical form of the world in its permanent collection.” Also on view is With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985, a “full-scale scholarly survey of this groundbreaking American art movement, encompassing works in painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation art, and performance documentation, covering the years 1972 to 1985.” Over 50 national artists, including some local LA-based artists, comprise this show that’s received great critical acclaim. Runs through May 2020.