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Petersen Automotive Museum, LA

IMG_2862.jpgWhat can I expect to see at the Petersen Automotive Museum? The Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization that displays over one-hundred  vehicles in its twenty-five galleries for people to see. This museum is located in Los Angeles on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row. This museum is one of the world’s largest automotive museums.

Half of the collection is kept in a “vault,” which is in the basement level of the building. This vault is open during certain hours of the day, so go early so you can catch it before it closes. However, the three other floors are open all day.

I decided to take Kyan to the Petersen Automotive Museum because he loves cars so much. Furthermore, he loves the movie Back to the Future, and this museum has the actual car that they used in the movie. I was so excited to take him here! I was a bit concerned that I may be bored, given that I am not as versed in cars as he was, but I actually had so much fun! I enjoyed looking at their vast collections and learning about the cars’ history, their characteristics, their engines, and their development. I recommend this place to all people! Here are a few pictures I took while I was there:

 

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I just realized that I was so busy looking at cars, that I forgot to take more pictures. I’ll definitely have to go back!

xx,

Maysa

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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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