We went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) today. What a place. It’s huge! And I swear anyone who loves art should be able to find something to love. Such a diverse and amazing collection. Jerry and I went here about a year ago but I have a feeling that I’ve reached an age where I can go to a museum once a year and it will feel like a brand new thing. I can’t believe how few pieces I remembered. Scary, huh?
Anyway, they had a ton of Picassos, a few Monets, a Renoir, a couple Jackson Pollacks and a Rothko (and obviously hundreds of other pieces). There were a few interesting ones that caught my attention. A sculpture of Voltaire, the guy who said “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Loved it. And there was a great piece by Ludwig Meidner called “Apocalyptic Landscape” that grabbed me for some reason. Renoir reminded me of Lana and Calli. And for some reason I’m attracted to paintings and photos of old women these days. Now what does THAT say about me?
And there’s a sculpture outside that, I’m sorry, just looks like a giant 340 ton boulder but is called “Levitated Mass” and cost $10 million. As I’ve said before, I still have a long way to go to appreciate art that isn’t an Impressionist painting.
$10 million for a big rock? Not sure it’s worth it but obviously the LACMA thought so.
We walked over to the Farmers Market for lunch,. It had the feel of the Marketplace in Budapest…busy, bustling crowds, everything imaginable to eat, places to buy produce and meats and fish and souvenirs and assorted “stuff”…just loved it.
So now we’re back at Sean and Carly’s. Both of them have work to do and Jerry and I are just enjoying relaxing and reading (and writing). We leave bright and early tomorrow. It will be hard to say goodbye but we’ll be happy to come home. We’ve loved California. The weather has been absolutely perfect and we’re going home to hazy, hot and humid. We’ve loved the mountains and flowers. And most of all we’ve loved being with Sean and Carly (and Erin and her gang before that). Still it’s time to get back to our routine (which we also love). Yes, it will be good to be home.