Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to one of Los Angeles’ jaw-dropping museum exhibitions to get your culture fix and learn something new. From the world’s only Tyrannosaurus Rex growth exhibit to a feature on Southern California’s architectural golden age, November has a number of exhibitions that you won’t want to miss out on. Read through to see our top Los Angeles museum recommendations this month!
Head to The Huntington to check out the “Architects of a Golden Age” exhibit and get ready to be blown away. The exhibit documents one of the most influential periods in Southern California architecture history from 1920 to 1940. Expect to see iconic Los Angeles structures that tell a story of the city’s golden era. When you’re there, don’t forget to visit the Botanical Gardens for breathtaking scenery and garden views.
While a visit to LACMA is always good for a photo-op at their infamous light installation, they also have a number of exhibitions on, including the “West of Modernism: California Graphic Design.” Looking back at the beginnings of graphic design, the exhibit highlights the late 20th century when technology was evolving at a rapid pace and designers were looking for a new, more autonomous way to express themselves. Differing hugely from the design world in New York, California became an incubator for the emergence of graphic design. Check out the number of pieces influenced by graphic design that continue to play a huge role in the advertising and art world today.
Beginning November 11th, artwork from Los Angeles-based artist Laura Owens hits the Geffen Contemporary at the MOCA. Owens, one of the most influential artists of her generation, challenges traditional art conventions by bringing together a number of styles and genres like abstraction, avant-garde, pop culture and technology to create a series of thought-provoking paintings.
Twice the size of the old exhibit, the new 14,000 square foot Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum is not to be missed. It features the world’s only Tyrannosaurus Rex Growth series as well as a number of never-been-seen-before specimens from a world’s past. Check out all twenty of the dinosaurs on display, “excavate” your own specimen on one the museum’s multimedia systems or walk under the neck of a 68-foot Mamenchisaurus that’s longer than a city bus.
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