Earlier in January, J and I went to check out the Frank Gehry exhibit at LACMA. It’s a massive retrospective of his architectural career. While I’m no architecture buff, I do very much enjoy observing and being inspired by architecture design.
(I think most people are familiar with his name, but Frank Gehry is the [st]architect behind famous buildings like LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Abu Dhabi, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, etc.)
I loved this exhibit for several reasons. First, Gehry’s style speaks for itself so getting to see all the designs in one space was literally awesome. Second, there were an absolute ton of sketches, drafts, renderings and models, which really give a sense of the process. It’s a design candyland. Then there is a big highlight of how Gehry uses (and advances) technology to complement his craft, something that very much resonates with me. And finally, maybe most importantly, there’s the story of his incredible started-from-the-bottom career and how he eventually realized his unique visions for what architecture could be.
Here are my photos and thoughts from the show that I wanted to share:
The exhibit ran at LACMA from September 13, 2015- March 20, 2016. I expect it will hit some other cities as well. You can read the detailed advistory put out by LACMA here.
Update: a Make Believe Reality take, because this wall was asking for it. Happy Easter
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