Bad Dad works a 9/80 schedule and we sometimes take Friday art dates. This time, we booked tickets for the Turrell's Perceptual Cell and Dark Matters. Wow. Perceptual Cell is fantastic. Too bad it's sold out through the rest of the run.
Kids visit LACMA, including ticketed exhibitions for free. But, accompanying adults need to be purchase either tickets or memberships to see those special ticketed exhibitions.
LACMA gave members a copy of the beautiful and informative Calder catalog/book.
We had originally intended to eat at an Ethiopian buffet before our ticket time, but I ran behind schedule running last minute holiday errands. We ended up eating at the food trucks on Wilshire Boulevard across the street from LACMA instead. Yum.
We ate just before the trucks closed down from lunch and watched the careful orchestration between MFVA members of the changing of the guard (between lunch and dinner). I even saw one vendor leave his truck holding two lunches, bring them to another truck and share an after work snack with them before they all packed up their trucks and left.
The spots didn't stay open long. In fact, the trucks pull forward or backward to allow members to pull out, then move again to spread themselves out until a fresh truck arrived. Then they would compress to make room for the newcomer. This happened repeatedly while we ate. I was impressed by the high level of cooperation and professionalism.