If you’re not skipping town for the long holiday weekend and you’re looking for some creative inspiration, you should head to LACMA to see their exhibit Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts. Closing this upcoming Monday, three sections (personal, religious and royal gifts) showcase the elaborate and ornate pieces that have been given throughout the centuries. Curator Linda Komaroff wanted to highlight a universal theme that all cultures could embrace. Over 200 works, including jewelry and textiles, are on view and make for a great experience. Click the picture below for more information.
Critically adored – and panned – Tim Burton’s exhibition at LACMA is a retrospective featuring 700+ drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, costumes, puppets and movie props from his days working as an animator at Disney to more modern fare. Running through October 31st, the display gives a glimpse into the artist’s mind – from the isolation he felt as a youth growing up in Burbank, his appreciation of gothic artistry and his fascination with Edward Gorey. Though you may have to navigate through large crowds, fans of his work will delight in seeing the pieces up-close and in person at LACMA.