June was a big museum month for us. Visiting exhibits and museums is one of my favorite things to do.
The first exhibit we visited this month was Houdini Exhibit at Skirball Culture Center. While the majority of his items burned down at the The Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls in 1995, there were a few momentos at Skirball like handwritten notes, handcuffs and a milk can. The famous water torture cell (seen in the picture below) was a replica along with most of the remaining props but all-in-all, still very interesting. They had movies and pictures of him doing his act as well as period show posters. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures and this makes me sad. This exhibit is free on Thursday afternoons and that is when we visited. Freebies are the best.
[Photo courtesy of Skirball]
Next, we went to the Tim Burton Exhibit at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). There were TONS of stuff! Home videos from high school, doodles on notebook paper and hotel pads, props from movies, notes and ideas written on scripts, drawings for cartoons/movies that never panned out….I could go on. So many things! It took me at least 2 hours to look at everything and I still feel like I missed some things. This exhibit was well worth the $20.
[Photo courtesy of LACMA]
Just as I pulled out my camera, someone else was getting yelled about how taking photos was forbidden, so again, I don’t have any from the exhibit but I got a few of the super cool building.