Sunday, August 21, 2005


Viki and I spent about 8 hours in the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) today. We opted out of the $25 per person, 8:00 am tickets for King Tut and went straight into general admission. The museum had artifacts from just about every major era of human civilization as well as a modest collection of early American and European paintings. We took this photo in the Contemporary Art wing where someone had recreated the complete look, feel, sound, and smell of a vintage and rural garage.

Highlights this time for me included a number of Rodin statues, a Pissarro urban street scene, a Tim Hawkinson contemporary exhibit, a fantastic Corot landscape, and a Monet lilypad piece (which I'm starting to understand the abstract qualities of.) One of my favorites today was this William Wendt landscape (seen below) done during the era of California Impressionism.

Here is last night's dinner of Japanese Shabu Shabu in Little Tokyo of downtown LA.

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