Archive for November, 2015

The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Los Angeles has been abuzz with curiosity about its newest contemporary art museum, The Broad, and so has this curious fishy.

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The Broad is located in downtown Los Angeles and it was designed by Diller and Schofido + Renfro. The Broad houses the extensive art collection of Edythe and Eli Broad, who are Los Angeles-based billionaires and art philanthropists.

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My visit at The Broad was amazing. Just viewing the building alone was worth the trip. Each artwork was unique and special and should truly be seen by all contemporary art lovers. I especially could not stop marveling at Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.” That was by far my favorite exhibit.

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Note: that there were some LACMA content overlap, but nevertheless, it was nice to see some familiar pieces again.

If you plan on going, the museum is free but it does require a reservation, so make them early because it is a popular ticket in town these days! If you are unsuccessful at making a reservation, do not worry because The Broad staff will admit people on standby, so long as the museum has capacity, but go early.

Additionally, to view the “Infinity Mirrored Room” you also need to do a separate registration to see the “Infinity Mirrored Room”. Also, the museum only allows you to stay in the room for 45 seconds maximum, so if you plan on taking pictures take them quickly.

Here are some photos from my visit to The Broad. I hope you enjoy and message me if you have any questions!

 

Overall though I was super impressed by the sheer breadth of the collection.

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xx, M

(Thank you Kyan for this spectacular date to the museum)

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Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Have you ever been curious about what kinds of creatures live in the Pacific Ocean? If you have then the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is the perfect place for you.

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This Aquarium provides so many exhibits to see and so many animals to watch. Moreover, in these interactive exhibits, you can do anything from watching sea otters  to touching the sharks, stingrays, and/or jellyfish. The aquarium is a great place for people of all ages.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium that features about 11,000 wildlife. The exhibits display the inhabitants and seascapes of the Pacific. Furthermore it focuses on three major locations: (1) the sunny waters of Southern California and Baja; (2) the chilly waters of the North Pacific; and (3) the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.

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The aquarium tickets are about $14.95 for children and $28.95 for adults. But I found discount tickets for $14.00 for adults online, the only catch was that they were only for 3:00 – 6:00pm. However, I was able to see everything within those three hours, and even left early; therefore, I would recommend getting the discount tickets.

Below I shall share with you some of the many awesome photos I took while at Aquarium of the Pacific. I hope you enjoy and visit this aquarium soon!

The Jellyfish

Jelly fish

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The Fish

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The Seal Lion

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The Seahorses

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The Sea Otter

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The Sting Ray

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The Penguins

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Additionally there is a neat 3D theatre where you can enjoy watching a short documentary about the tuxedo penguins life. But it is $5 per ticket. I went and I thought it was neat-o to watch.

This aquarium is also located near the Long Beach harbor and the famous Queen Mary ship, so be sure to check that out. I recommend taking a stroll along the harbor and enjoy the view of the actual Pacific Ocean.

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I had an amazing time exploring the Aquarium of the Pacific and I would sincerely recommend everyone to visit.

xx

M

PS – Kyan my darling thank you for experience this day with me.

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