Saturday, February 27, 2010

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

I spent a rainy El Niño day at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and found this wonderful statue of "Tlaloc, the supernatural being associated with rain and lightning" in Latin American cultures per the label copy. So that's what he looks like because we know what he sounds like! This fearsome fellow dates back to A.D. 1200-1400 and is a centerpiece in the new Walt Disney Gallery in the Art of the Americas building.

As you can see, the pedestal displays are quite unique and seemingly represent geological layers. To my eye, it favors the wood inside the Disney Concert Hall and has that same warm feel. There were festive chandelier lights and bright colors throughout the gallery, so it has a different feel from the other nearby exhibit spaces.

Be sure to say ¡hola! to Tlaloc next time you visit LACMA, and remember, we really do need the rain!

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