Past Meetup

Lunch (1:30PM) & GARY BASEMAN art exhibit (2:30PM) @ SKIRBALL CENTER, SUN. 5/5

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7 people went


UPDATE - 5/2


*Lunch reservations are now closed. The following members confirmed for lunch - Lara, TT, Barbara.

PLEASE BRING CASH TO SETTLE YOUR PORTION OF THE BILL (food price + added 18% service charge + sales tax)! Unfortunately, they cannot give us individual bills. We will sit together, but the bill will be separated into 2 tables (i.e. 6 and 5) us two (2) bills. SEE ZEIDLER'S MENU (

Those who did not confirm for lunch, we will see you at approx. 2:20PM for the docent tour. Arrive early to sign-up for docent tour!

1:00 PM - Park your vehicle. Meet the group at the Admissions window to purchase ticket.

1:15 PM - Purchase ticket (reservations not required). $10 General; $7 Seniors 65+

1:20 PM - Sign up for 2:30 PM DOCENT TOUR!

*1:30 PM - Lunch at Zeidler's Cafe @ Skirball Center

2:30 PM: DOCENT TOUR, "Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open" ( PLEASE NOTE! - If you are joining the group for the docent tour only, you need to get there early to sign up for the tour. I will include you on the tour list, museum policy permitting.


Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: (310) 440-4500

Located in the Sepulveda Pass just off the 405 Freeway, 2.5 miles south of the 101 Freeway. Traveling north or south on the 405, take the "Skirball Center Drive" exit. MORE DIRECTIONS (


Public on-site parking is available in the the northern underground parking garage ("North Lot"), located on the northern side of the Skirball's main driveway. Parking is also available in in the eastern underground parking garage ("East Lot"), which is across Sepulveda Blvd.

NOTE: Street parking on surrounding streets, including Mulholland Drive, is strictly prohibited.


Skirball Cultural Center presents



Enter the fantastic world of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman in this first major museum exhibition of his life and work, opening April 25, 2013. Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open explores the influences of Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and American popular culture on his exuberant, boundary-defying art.

Baseman’s creative universe comes alive with paintings, photographs, textiles, toys, sketchbooks, and videos presented in a setting that recalls his family home in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district, with furniture and memorabilia from his personal collection. The exhibition includes a vibrant array of Baseman’s illustrations for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone, original paintings and sketches for the Emmy Award–winning animated Disney series Teacher’s Pet, and trailblazing artwork for the board game Cranium.

Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open celebrates Baseman’s dynamic vision and inspires visitors to discover the creativity within themselves.