Let's go see the Tim Burton exhibition at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)!
Here's some info on the exhibition, courtesy of LACMA's website:
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton's creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Taking inspiration from popular culture, fairy tales, and traditions of the gothic, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of a personal vision.
On view at LACMA from May 29 through October 31, 2011, the exhibition brings together over 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a number of unrealized and little-known personal projects. Many of these objects come from the artist's own archive, as well as from studio archives and private collections of Burton's collaborators.
You can go here to purchase tickets. Since this is a special exhibition, tickets must be purchased for a specific date and time. Make sure you purchase tickets for the exhibition titled 'Tim Burton' for July 30, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $20, which also includes admission to the museum's permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions.
We'll meet by the LACMA ticket office at 12:30, then head into the Burton exhibition at 1. After checking out the exhibition, we can explore the other parts of the museum.
For those who are interested, we'll head out around 5:30-6 after making our way through the museum, then head over to a screening of "Flash Gordon" at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It's part of the cemetery's Cinespia movie series, where people bring pillows, blankets, food and drinks, and picnic on the lawn before the screening. Alcohol is permitted.
In between the museum and cemetery, we'll stop off at the Trader Joe's at 1600 Vine St. (zip is 90028) to pick up our food and drinks. This Trader Joe's has two levels of validated underground parking, so we won't have to fuss with meters or paid parking there. We'll try to get to the cemetery by 7:00, and the gates open at 7:30. The screening is at 9.
Parking at the cemetery is $10 per car to park on the cemetery grounds, or there's parking at the Paramount parking structure at 801 N. Gower, which is also $10.
As far as screening tickets go, you can buy them online or at the gate for $10. To be guaranteed a spot for the screening, though, I'd recommend buying them online. When you buy the tickets online, you can also get a reservation for the cemetery grounds parking at the same time. According to the Cinespia website, a pre-sale parking ticket is required to park on the grounds. Otherwise, you can park in the Paramount lot.
Please feel free to join us for just the Burton exhibition, just the Cinespia screening, or both. State on your reservation which parts of the event you're attending.
Hope you can make it!