As an artist and human it’s equally as important for my work and for my soul to view art. If you enjoy going to museums but aren’t sure which to pick I feel ya!! If you’re looking for guidance read on, and if you’re stuck in the office check out my photos to bring a little sneak peek of the museum experience to your computer screen.
In high school, my photography teacher arranged a field trip for our class to visit this iconic LA museum. I loved everything about that day from the bus ride into Los Angeles to the shaken lemonades we all got after the trip.
When I started college I started to reminisce about high school and wanted to go somewhere familiar and taking a trip to LACMA seemed like the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
The museum is home to some incredible pieces by some of my favorite artists including Warhol and Lichtenstein. I suggest bringing a sketchbook and taking the time to doodle in front of art that inspires you.
Insider tip: Try the museum café. They serve the most amazing salted nutella croissants of all time!!
Everything about The Getty is magical. It could just be me, but taking the tram up the mountain to the museum feels like you’re about to enter a whole new universe. In some ways you truly do. Museums showcase and illuminate treasures of the past, and individuals of the present travel from all over the world to view artwork that has been protected for over a hundred years in some cases.
Don’t be afraid to hop on a tour at The Getty. The museum can be intimidating as it is very large. I suggest the impressionist tour. It will help you to get a better feel for the layout of the museum and then you can navigate your way around with ease.
Again, bring a sketchbook. The Getty has a room specifically designed to draw in. They rotate in different paintings and have easels and tables set up for you to use. Forgot pens, pencils, or charcoal? No worries, a docent in the room will happily provide you with the tools you want to create!! And honestly, it feels really cinematic to draw with other people in a museum.
Insider tip: Admission for the museum is free but it costs $15 to park so you may as well load up your car with as many friends as you can (:
The Broad is an incredibly trendy museum. One of my closest friends goes to college in San Diego and one of her art classes was taking a fieldtrip so naturally I decided to crash.
The museum’s architecture is unreal. The contours of the building from the inside are so interesting and little windows into storage rooms full of the pieces that make up the permanent collection feel oddly futuristic.
Most of the work is contemporary which I happen to prefer. From sculptures of metallic balloon animals to a dining room table and chairs that will have you feeling like you just drank the shrinking potion in Alice in Wonderland and clouds that talk The Broad showcases a wide range of work. The installation they are best known for is by an artist named Yayoi Kusama. Her project is an infinity mirror room. You have to add your name to a waiting list at the start of your visit if you want a chance to get in. You get about 45 seconds inside the exhibit alone or with 1 friend. If you visit The Broad this is an essential component to the overall experience.
Let me know in the comments what your favorite museums are - I’d love to know!!