Do you like art but not know why?
Do you want to learn more about what you are seeing?
Do you want to learn about history and culture over time and in context?
Then maybe you should join us at the museum.
This is private docent led guided tour for us . . . and it's all free!!!
What can better? Doing it with fab people and sharing real and decent social fun.
The focus will be on several areas.
The development and use of color (and meanings).
Nudity and norms.
All of this will be tied to cultural developments in context over time and the effect of historical events upon them.
Meaning: We will look at if the art makes the culture or the culture makes the art.
Spoiler Alert: It's "outsider" if the art is ahead of the cultural norms and it's "insider" when the art is promoting and re-forcing the establishment or established norms.
For instance: Is that nude bathers we will see shocking for it's time? Or was it as normal as internet porn? (if that is indeed normal?). Better yet. Was it shocking that it was a prostitute as the model? Or was that not known at the time and it would have indeed been a scandal if it was?
And why are they so many portraits from the chest up? And who are they?
The artwork we see now and praise . . . was it good then? Was it even seen as art?
All this and more and more will be on the table, floor and galleries air-space.
This tour will not be a mad dash to see certain things from an online list. It will be tailored to us. AND will cover what we want to know, . . . see . . ask . . . learn.
We will see the lost (visual) language the artists were speaking and capturing in time the unknown (at the time) significance of their efforts.
Let's get to Admission:
LACMA is FREE Mon thru Fri after 3PM
We will be going from 6 to 8 PM.
Get there at 3 or 4 and wander. Or get there at 5 to not be late.
AT 6PM we will be heading out as the Museum closes at 8
Q I can't get there at early on that day.
A It's ok. There will be other artsy evens.
Q I want to do that other crazy art thing were you goof off in the museum.
A Sure. We will do that another time either or at other museums. It's nice to mix it up a bit.
Q Where will we meet?
A We will be meeting at the back left corner of "Urban Light." "Back Left" being if you are standing on Wilshire and facing the museum. So the far side . . . on the left. But if you are on the far side already it's not far . . . and it's not left. So you have to know were you are and your relationship to what is around you.
Q Hey . . . wait a second. Is what you just said some sort of metaphor and relates to the whole art tour thingy?
A That remains to be seen.
Q OK. I'm down for this. What do I do now?
A First you RSVP.
A 2nd you get there early and not late.
Q What are we doing after?
A That's a fine question.
After we . . . for those that wish to continue to socialize with the people you just met
Cocktails and bites at:
The Roof on Wishire.
6317 Wilshire Blvd.
Located at the top of Kimpton Hotel Wilshire
This is walking distance from LACMA. You can even leave your car parked.
(why do they do meetups where they make you drive from one to another?)
Both LACMA and The Roof are "Stigma Free Events".
Meaning this event has a No Plus One.
In this way everyone is coming on their own.
Come on your own and leave with friends.
Come with friends and leave with more friends.
If you have a buddy or partner or a whatever, just have them RSVP on the event. No RSVP=Big Sadness
Park at the structure behind the Petersen Museum (access on Orange Grove Ave south of Wilshire Blvd) Then walk across the street to LACMA.
It's still $16 But it's less congested.
Museum Square (access on Curson Ave north of Wilshire Blvd)
Page Museum (access on Curson Ave north of Wilshire Blvd)
The main LACMA structure you need to enter off 6th is called Pritzker Parking
There is also Street meter parking
You can also try: