Sunday Funday

After starting off our Sunday Funday at the Griddle searching for the best breakfast, Allie and I headed over to the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)! I had never been before and I figured as a Californian, for the time being, I had to check it out.



The LACMA is famous for the forest of antique lampposts outside the museum. If you have seen the movie No Strings Attached, this is where Adam tells Emma that he loves her (and she freaks out a little).





After feeling like the size of ant in the midst of the lampposts, we headed into the museum!



We came across a second masterpiece created by the same artist behind the lampposts: Metropolis. The Metropolis is made up of structures that model the fast paced city outside the LACMA doors. There are about a thousand miniature cars going as fast as 240 miles per hour. It took the artist about 4 months to set up this sculpture in the LACMA. It was so intricate and so amazing to look at. It really looked like a mini LA.




In the next room, there was a massive steel structure: Band by Richard Serra. I decided to walk along the entire edge of the sculpture, which felt a bit like a maze when you were inside of it. I was blown away by the size of it…it must have taken so long to create (and so much patience too)!


^^I spy Allie



Then, we came across a couple rooms filled with art that made me just want to kick myself for not thinking of creating it and submitting it to LACMA (or whatever it is that you do to get your art in the LAMCA) sooner. I mean really…


^^A pile of letters




^^A ball

But kudos to them for actually making it work. I wasn’t too impressed. (Please, forgive me)

Now, lets get to the good stuff…

Like Picasso


And Monet


And other fabulous pieces that actually did impress me!



^^One of my favorite artists: Jackson Pollack


^^ One of my dad’s favorite: Franz Klien


^^Another one of my favorite artists and my dad’s too: Andy Warhol




^^I would put this artist’s sketch in the LACMA before I would have put the Tupperware…but maybe that’s just me!


^^Now, why is this little cutie in the corner? “No one puts Baby in the corner”

No matter how hard we try to be super composed and serious (like everyone else inside)…we can’t help but have a little fun!




^^If you look closely on the painting behind me, there are scribbles (done by the artist for I don’t know what reason)…but doesn’t it look like someone just walked up with a pen and scribbled on it?


^^Most people don’t know this…but the girl Picasso painted is really Allie.

After the LACMA, Allie and I headed over to the movie theatre to see an incredible masterpiece by the one and only…Mr. Ben Affleck! You’re probably thinking that Allie and I always seem to go to the movies. Well, that’s because it’s OSCAR SEASON people!!! We have to see as many of the good ones as we possibly can before the award show. Speaking of the Oscars, I don’t know what was going through the Academy’s heads when they didn’t nominate Ben as Best Director for his film Argo. I mean, seriously. The Golden Globes got it right…Ben won for Best Director and the film won for Best Picture! I know Ben Affleck is my favorite so there seems to be some bias, but if you have seen the movie Argo, I think you would agree that the Academy made a pretty big mistake by not (at the very least) nominating him. But, enough about that…there is nothing I can do about it!


(Photo Credit)

Let’s talk Argo. First of all, the movie is based on a true story. And I don’t think I have heard of a crazier story in our country’s history. At the boiling point of the Iranian Revolution, militants storm the U.S. Embassy and take all but six of the Americans working in the Embassy hostage. In the midst of the chaos, those six Americans managed to escape the Embassy and take cover in the Canadian Ambassador’s house. The Canadian and American governments turned to the CIA to come up with a plan to rescue these six Americans. Tony Mendez, played by Ben Affleck, comes up with the craziest plan you have ever heard of. In fact, in the movie they refer to the plan as “the best bad idea” the CIA could come up with. What is so incredible, is that the plan actually worked! The movie was so ingeniously written and created. You would be depriving yourself if you didn’t go see the movie! Well done to the entire cast and crew. It’s definitely one of my favorite movies!


  1. What a fun day!! How did you have time to do everything?!

  2. I can’t wait to visit the LAMCA when I’m in town next week! Your pictures look very cool. x

  3. I can’t believe I’ve never been to LACMA! Maybe I can convince Landry to go with me and we can have a sister date there too! And I’ve been dying to see Argo, but now you’ve absolutely sold me…maybe I’ll go this weekend!

  4. wow, the LAMCA looks incredible! what a fun day!

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