- Posted March 4, 2013 by
Los Angeles, California
Chris Burgen Exhibit At LACMA
This exhibit transports everyone back to childhood and is just too much fun! In case your curious about this exhibit at LACMA. It's Chris Burden's Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings. According to Burden, "The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city." If your in Los Angeles they are having an evening for educators program.
Building STEAM: Art, Math, and Technology
Tuesday, April 9, 2012
Art is a way of knowing—an open-ended process of imagining, investigating, speculating, figuring, and revising. Learn about large-scale artworks that engage the artist as engineer, stimulating curiosity and critical thinking in the viewer. This program features two new installations on the museum’s campus—Chris Burden’sMetropolis II and Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass, and is presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Evenings for Educators is a professional development program that presents K-12 teachers with strategies for incorporating the visual arts into the classroom and with opportunities to look, learn, create, and connect with colleagues. Tickets include private access to:
- An introductory lecture by math educator Diane Kinch
- A special viewing of Metropolis II with head engineer Zak Cook
- Artist-led workshops and gallery activities
- Curriculum materials including artwork reproductions, lesson plans, and discussion questions
- Complimentary dinner catered by The Patina Group and validated parking
TICKETS are $15 per event or $55 for a season pass. You may purchase tickets in advance here or purchase tickets at the LACMA Ticket Office on the night of the event.