My kids loved, loved this brand new exhibit, Metropolis II at the LACMA. Chris Burden designed this intense and complex 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 6 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. Burden is the same artist behind the Urban Light installation, the cluster of Art Deco lampposts located on Wilshire Boulevard that has become something of a public face of the museum. Visit now!
To see Metropolis II in action, please visit the gallery at these times:
Fridays: 12:30–2 pm; 3–4:30 pm; 5–6:30 pm; 7–8:30 pm
Weekends: 11:30–1:00 pm; 2–3:30 pm; 4–5:30 pm; 6–7:30 pm