The time capsule exhibition by Louis Vuitton covers a selection of hand picked items from the House's archives, with some dating back to the late 1800s. This exhibition really shows how innovative and complex Louis Vuitton really is; a brand started in 1821 that still has relevance and is at the top of the game is really inspiring. Supplying a platform to walk you through the timeline of landmark moments really allows you to appreciate the elegance in motion. With the appointment of Virgil Abloh as Men's Artistic Designer, it is likely for the brand to keep producing new ingenious creations. The LV time capsule is open from 05.18.2018 - 06.10.2018 and is free of charge located at the Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, CA.
Bringing in the new year with one of the biggest art exhibitions in the world; the Los Angeles Convention Center is home to the LA Art Show every January for five days. The LA Art Show welcomes over 100 galleries (144 to be exact) from 18 different countries and the best part is every piece on display is available for purchase. With more than 200,000 Square feet of space the venue can seem a bit overwhelming, however after hours and hours...and hours of exploring it is likely you walk away with an inspiring experience. Below you can find about 10% of what the show has to offer, so I would encourage you be on the look out for next years show. More information and news can be found on their website here.
Rob Hill is a geometric abstract artist by way of Harbor City, California. He approaches his work of art with a mindset of “unity through diversity” and it is very well represented by the interactions of lines and colors. What makes Rob stand out is his ability to make any surface his canvas whether it’s wood, denim, leather, or the walls Los Angeles where you can find many of his murals. From doing clothing to hosting art exhibitions, Rob has done a lot with no intentions of slowing down his journey of spreading a positive message through art.
What inspired you?
My family and my life journey. I’m inspired by other artist that came before me as well, their history provided me concrete to build my road in the art world.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Be yourself and work at your craft. Don’t be afraid to expose your raw talent and creativity. The better you become at being yourself the better your journey will be.
The Van Gogh museum had to be my personal favorite out of all the museums I visited throughout Europe. This was one of the first I had been to that was dedicated to a single artist. The museum was organized in chronological order so you could walk through Van Gogh’s life step by step and see how different points of his life effected his paintings. His art was usually a mix of landscapes, self-portraits, and different scenes of moments, however; all of his work always featured large globs of texture filled paint that would bring the canvas to life. After about two to three hours of immersing myself in paintings, I walked out of there with a new-found desire to do some painting myself.
Rome is home to the almighty Vatican Museum, which is also home to the legendary Sistine Chapel. I must start off by saying these pictures do not do Michelangelo any justice at all. This man was incredible and I never quite understood just how incredible he really was until I saw this masterpiece covering the ceiling of the chapel and was just amazed. It’s hard to imagine Michelangelo hand painting the entire piece over the span of four years, but in fact, that is exactly how it happened. While the painting was in progress, Michelangelo became so jealous of his work that he wouldn’t allow anyone to see it before it was completed! I think it’s fair to say it was well worth the wait. Even with all the crowds and long lines it was still an unforgettable experience. I would definitely say it is one of those things you truly need to see for yourself if you have the chance. Also pictured are some photos of David, another famous product of Michelangelo, and the Duomo.
Musée d’Orsay was a gem. To be completely honest, I chose to visit this museum over the Louvre, and it did not disappoint. It was nice change of pace to be able to explore different exhibits from various time periods and view everything without feeling rushed or crowded. Some of my favorite finds were the original statue of Liberty and this super crazy detailed sculpture of gladiators fighting (pictured below). The museum was inside of an old train station which complemented all the art very nicely.
Had the chance to check out LA's most hyped museum of the year and it did not disappoint. After opening in late April, tickets have been selling out on every release date within hours. The Museum of Ice Cream has drawn a lot of popular names, from Jay-Z & Beyonce to David Beckham only adding more of a incentive to go. However tickets for the LA location are currently sold out for the year, but early September they will be opening up a new San Francisco location. If you are interested in attending which I highly recommend you can sign up for their newsletter here.
Once you step foot into the museum you are greeted with vibrant "happy" colors...oh and treats! Every room has a specific theme, the picture above was apart of the hollywood set where I ran into Scoop Dogg's star before crossing Strawberry and Vine street. After seeing so many pictures on the internet of the MOIC I kind of envisioned how it would be in person, but it was still pretty amazing seeing hundreds of bananas hanging from as high as 15 feet in the air. If I had to choose, my favorite room would be the mint room for multiple reasons; it was the only room I had not seen pictures of, I was given a rare mint chip mochi and the simple yet resonating quote that read, " a fresh start is always an option this room is for you" made the room stand out from the others. Overall my time at the Museum of Ice Cream was entertaining. Below I have put together a gallery of each room in order, I hope you enjoy!