Today I visited theLos Angeles County Museum of Art with my good friend from Boston, Kathy. We started off touring the California Design exhibit “1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way.
The California Design features more than 350 objects in wide ranging media, including furniture, textiles, fashion, and industrial design, as well as two period re-creations—most notably the living room from the home of renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames.
The museum offered a variety of other art including contemporary, cubism, Latin American, American, Japanese, and Middle Eastern. However, nothing really seemed to stand out to me. After having visited some of the best museums in the country, including the Met, MoMa, and the MFA, I found this collection comparatively mediocre. It wasn’t bad, just a bit disappointing. It was also unfortunate that I missed the Tim Burton exhibit which I heard was extensive and darkly playful.
On the plus side I did enjoy seeing a few Monets. I spent about an hour and a half at the museum and then headed over to the nearby La Brea Tar Pits and the lovely turtle pond.