Missing Philadelphia? Get a taste of Philly right here in LA! Join PennClubLA on Sunday, June 8th, for a private tour of LACMA’s special exhibition, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to take a private tour BEFORE the museum opens to the public. Love LACMA but want to avoid the crowds? Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!
The Calder family of artists were Philadelphia icons. Alexander Calder’s grandfather sculpted the William Penn statue on top of City Hall. His father created the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Circle. Calder himself is famous for his giant mobiles and stabiles, including the red sculpture on the Penn campus between Myerson and Furness. http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/maps/art/jerusalem-stabile
This exhibit was designed by LA architect Frank Gehry and is receiving great reviews.
Date: Sunday, June 8
Time: We will meet at 8:45 am at the Urban Light sculpture (the lampposts, on Wilshire). Wear red, blue, or Penn gear so we can spot each other!
Place: LA County Museum of Art
$20 for PennClubLA members.
$30 for non-members.
$15 for children under 18.
After the tour, you can join us for coffee at one of LACMA’s cafés, or you can explore the rest of the museum’s galleries on your own. Your ticket includes admission to the museum’s permanent galleries.
LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Parking is located at the Pritzker Parking Garage (underground) on Sixth St, just east of Fairfax Ave, and in the surface lot on the corner of Wilshire Blvd at Spaulding Ave.
Note: No photos are allowed in the special exhibit galleries.