Summer, beaches, baseball, museums…yes, museums. It is a great time to take the family to the museum.

We have made two museum trips so far this July. The first trip was to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Next to the La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA is a complex of museums that is really too large to take in on one visit. If you are a Bank of America customer then you get in free on the first weekend of the month. So, after church, we made our way to the museum.

LACMA Matisse small
Article on visiting the LACMA and the Ridley Tree Art Museums.

LACMA modern small LACMA small LACMA Sculpture small LACMA Lamps small  Article on visiting the LACMA and the Ridley Tree Art Museums.

One of my favorites from this museum was a painting by Marc Chagall. The painting is titled “Violinist on a Bench” and was painted in 1920.

Marc Chagall Violinist on a Bench  Article on visiting the LACMA and the Ridley Tree Art Museums.

Today we made a trip up to Westmont College in Santa Barbara (where Kelly and I met). We made a point of visiting the Ridley-Tree Museum on campus and we spent a few moments talking to the curator, Judy Larson. We didn’t stay long, we had an appointment on campus, but we enjoyed our visit with Judy and her two dogs – Tucker & Tiffany. There were some interesting pieces there, including a Picasso and a Rembrandt.

Portrait of Jacqueline with a Ruffled Collar - Pablo Picasso  Article on visiting the LACMA and the Ridley Tree Art Museums. Portrait of Jacqueline with a Ruffled Collar – Pablo Picasso


 Bust of a Man with a High Cap – Rembrandt

Two modern works caught our eyes, both because of the size of the works and the modern relevance of the work.

Andrea Bowers Monarch   Article on visiting the LACMA and the Ridley Tree Art Museums.
Andrea Bowers – Monarch Butterfly
Marcos Ramirez ERRE - Toy An-Horse on display at the Ridley-Tree Art Museum
Marcos Ramirez ERRE – Toy An-Horse

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