A day at LACMA

I've posted a LACMA entry before, but I wanted to make one with better pictures. My friend Ary and I spent one late afternoon getting cultured at LACMA. We'd been living in LA for two months then, but that was our first museum trip. I don't know why we didn't go any sooner. And because it was a Sunday, we got to catch a SundayLive show and it was fantastic. Tim Fain played a couple of solo pieces on violin and I'm kicking myself right now for knowing zero about classical music because his second piece was amazing. Ary and I tried to look for it, but it's next to impossible.

I remember reading somewhere once that you've only truly been to a place once you've visited its museum. Have you seen that anywhere? A book, perhaps? I hope I didn't make that up because I like it a lot. I think museums hold the most information about a certain place's culture and history. They present the city to us through the perspectives of people who have seen every inch of it. Sometimes, after days of visiting several tourist spots, it's nice to just stand in front of a beautiful artwork (whether you deeply understand what it's about or not), breathe in and out, and relax. You don't have to force yourself to like a piece if you really don't. The museum has hundreds of stuff to look at! Explore, run around, inspect each and every one of them. It's not wasting time at all. In the end, you get a richer understanding of where you are.

Pictured notable pieces are by Rothko, Warhol, Picasso, Pistoletto, Matisse, and more.