Mark and I were invited to a reception and BCAM preview at LACMA tonight. BCAM will be open to the public starting tomorrow. Click here to obtain free tickets.
The Broad collection was hit and miss. We saw some great stuff, and some not so great stuff. Frankly, I am relieved that Eli Broad reneged on his promise to donate his collection to LACMA. That way, the museum doesn't have to be obligated to display some of the lesser works.
I love this piece, though. It reminds me of being a child and playing under the table while the grownups sat at the table, chatting and drinking tea.
We explored the new walkway between BCAM and the Ahmanson building. What did I see at the top of the stairs between street and plaza level? I could hardly contain my excitement. Unfortunately, this example of El Anatsui's Gawa series is on loan from an anonymous patron. Maybe they will donate it to the museum. It looks great in that space.
They served a very nice dinner with wine and dessert. We met many interesting people, including International Chanteuse Morganne. She had the most incredible feathered headdress. Go to her official site to see the headdress in better light.
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