Wednesday, December 31, 2008

LACMA :: An Outing With Family

Just like most other people I've been caught up in a whirl-wind of family and holiday gatherings and obligations, so I've been very detached from my computer and as a result have not been able to blog for a couple weeks.

On the 23rd of December I took a trip to the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) with my grandmother and little brother. My grandma (commonly referred to as "Gwams ") is a member and had originally proposed the idea of visiting the museum months earlier, and seeing as how my little brother (who lives in Colorado, with his mother) was in town for the holidays I figured that we should make a day out of it and go visit this museum. I checked the LACMA website and was ecstatic to find out that I'd have the opportunity to view the Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008 exhibit!

It was an extremely inspiring exhibit, with photographs from the likes of Helmut Newton, Maria Testino, Edward Steichen, Jonas, Karlsson, Chuck Close, Man Ray, Herb Ritts, Jonathan Blecker, Michael O'Neill, and of course Annie Leibovitz. There was quite a broad range of photographic styles, spanning many decades during the 20th and 21st century.

The exhibit is running until March 1st, 2009, and I would strongly encourage you to take some time to go visit the LACMA and see this exhibit; being there really made me realize how important it is to go and see artwork in museums. It was a really uplifting day!

Here are a few photos from our lunch-break:

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