the Norton Simon, LACMA has quite an extensive collection
of art by some very well known artists. Pablo Picasso, Mark
Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Marc Chagall, Piet Mondrian, Georgia
O'Keefe, Wassily Kandinsky -- again, it 'reads' like a really
fine Art History Book.
and Dianne absorbing the culture from David Smith's Cuti
Stella [Hiragla Variatia I - 1969]
and innovative installation of art called 'The Beat Road'
featured a section designed to look like a city street.
Various works of art were on display here in various formats
[out in the open, in a glass case] and then 'city' sound
effects, props [including the park bench below] allow the
art to be displayed in the midst of the urban jungle.
not sure we really got it, but it certainly was interesting
Rene Magritte's famous '"Ceci n'est pas une pipe"
picture is displayed in the city scape room...
that you can also see the backside of the actual picture.
Notes and labels show where it has been over the years.
It's hard to see but the red label reads MUSEUM OF MODERN
ART, and another one reads SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN
ART. Sort of the museum equivalent of trunk stickers.
the rest of this gallery [remember we're only in the Anderson
Building] is just terrific.
took a break to the museum cafe [very bright, clean and
popular] for a beverage, and stopped in to the museum
shop [probably among the weakest we've visited].