Posts Tagged ‘LACMA’
Super Snack Before Private Tour to LACMA
Los Angeles is a restaurant town. Lots of restaurants. Lots of truly amazing restaurants. Sometimes, though, on a private tour around Hollywood and Beverly Hills we are on a roll and do not really want to take time out for a sit down meal. That’s when food trucks can be so beneficial. And our food truck company we want to promote, one of our very favorites, is Komodo. This Asian-fusion theme rolling food machine is, as their logo clearly states, dangerously good. Their specialty is a soft taco filled with dreamy, creamy tastes of the Pacific Islands. Seafood and farm food combinations that are mouthwatering and, well, nutritious and energy building. A recent wedding reception picnic we attended was catered by the big black truck with the giant lizard on the side and the wedding party and their guests were thrilled to have such good food at hand. We know our Los Angeles private tour guests have always been delighted after enjoying a quick meal at Komodo and then satisfied and ready to get back on the road and do some serious sightseeing at destinations such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) conveniently located right across the street from this food stop. Speaking of monsters, LACMA sits right beside the La Brea Tar Pits, the last home of some pretty big but now extinct monsters whose bones can be visited at the nearby Page Museum.
A film made by Stanley Kubrick certainly will be on anyone’s list of Top Ten movies made or loved, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Lolita to Spartacus. His films embodied grand visions no matter the material from which he started. His influence in post-modern filmmaking is profound.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is honoring the great filmmaker with a special exhibit dedicated to his work running through June. Photographs, scripts, props, costumes and equipment are on display to take you back to the making of some of his greatest movies. Also, the museum currently is running a Kubrick film series in their theater. We recommend seeing movies here because only the movie is screened (no commercials or trailers or notices) and the curated show begins with a presentation of salient information as background before the film starts. It’s like seeing the movie in a museum — which it is!
We stop regularly at LACMA during our private luxury tours around Los Angeles as we are sightseeing through Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We like to bring to the attention of our guests fun things to do in Los Angeles as we show them the outstanding art installations placed around the museum grounds so we talk about the exhibits and film series and suggest they return on their own to enjoy what LACMA has to offer.
Michael Heizer’s 340-ton rock is now in place and ready to be enjoyed in the backyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The name of this fascinating installation is Levitated Mass. We took these photos on a private luxury tour of Los Angeles with an emphasis on public art. Conceived by Heizer decades ago it took much of that time just to find the right rock which eventually turned up in a quarry in Riverside, CA, 105 miles away from LACMA. The rest of the the effort was in designing a special vehicle to transport the rock all those miles along city streets.
Heizer specializes in a form of expression called Land Art and he, in particular, creates work of immense proportion. This will surely be clearly seen in Google’s satellite photos.
So now the big rock is here and provides another great Los Angeles high-“gawk” factor sight as well as shade for kids on a hot summer day.
This amazing installation by Chris Burden in the courtyard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is called URBAN LIGHT and consists of 202 former Los Angeles city streetlights. The lights, powered by solar energy, are illuminated from sunset to sunrise each day. We love to pass by when we are on a private luxury tour, particularly after dusk, to show our guests this incredible sight.