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Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Art of the Pacific, Los Angeles, CA (other)

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Name: Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Art of the Pacific Collection
Type: Other (Museum)
Street: 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip: 90036
Country: USA
Phone: 323 857 6000
Status: Operational
Website: http://www.lacma.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Art of the Pacific
Ahmanson Building, 1st Level
November 7, 2009-

In summer 2008 LACMA acquired one of the most significant private collections of the Art of the Pacific Islands to be assembled in the twentieth century. Representative of the wide range of arts from the Pacific regions and with historic provenance, the collection’s greatest strengths lie in the areas of Polynesia and Melanesia, and includes objects from Micronesia. The future display of these works will follow a variety of strategies. In this first exhibition, working with the Viennese artist Franz West, the museum has created geographical groupings following population migration patterns, west to east, in the general sequence of the settlement of the Pacific Islands.

[ Edited by: JONPAUL 2010-03-01 11:30 ]

[ Edited by: JONPAUL 2010-03-01 11:37 ]


While there has been discussion about it in ikitnrev’s “LA Museum of Art acquires Oceanic Arts collection”


...now that some of the pieces have been put on display in a gallery installation, it deserves to have its own thread in “locating.”

Some of the examples of what's in the collection (from LACMA's website)...

And, as mentioned in the other thread, for a beautifully graphic and in-depth look at the collection, Allen Wardwell’s Island Ancestors: Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection is a must-have for your library...

As an added bonus, on March 6 at 2 pm, the museum will be hosting a lecture “Exploring LACMA’s New Treasures.”

Museum general information: http://www.lacma.org

Art of the Pacific Collection information: http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=browpage;dept=pacific

Good Exhibition.

[ Edited by: christiki295 2010-05-23 21:35 ]

Mexican Tiki now on display at LACMA:

LA County Residents After 5
After 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (the museum is closed Wednesdays) general admission to the permanent galleries and non-ticketed exhibitions is free to Los Angeles County residents with proof of residency.

Target Free Holiday Mondays

Zeta posted on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 5:28 PM

Caramba! Giant Olmec heads are cool!

This post from an older thread belongs here:

On 2009-01-06 20:02, Zeta wrote:
Aloha amigos!
From a Mexican magazine:

At the end of the text, it says that one of the pieces belonged to the Anti-art Master Tristan Tzara.
To honor him, here I post some cut/paste dada style journalism.

Tristan Tzara one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement.one of the "presidents of Dada". His work represented Dada's nihilistic side. Tristan Tzara was an influential author and performer, whose contribution is credited with having created a connection from Cubism and Futurism to the Beat Generation, Situationism and various currents in rock music. During the final part of his career, Tzara combined his humanist and anti-fascist perspective with a communist vision, joining the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and the French Resistance during World War II...

A Savage, A Monster, A Proto-Beatnick... No surprise he was into Tiki!

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