Women Surrealists at LACMA

frida kahlo joyce rey is the leader in beverly hills luxury real estateI saw a fabulous and extensive exhibit at the LACMA called In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States. Surrealism is where the artist typically depicts dream-like imagery and I had no idea there were so many interesting female painters from the era. My favorite is, of course, Frida Kahlo. I absolutely love the film where Selma Hayek portrayed her life story.

The exhibit is in the Lynda and Stewart Resnick pavilion and, while you’re there, be sure to see the Ellsworth Kelly and documentary film currently showing in the Eli and Edye Broad pavilion. There are free docent tours available once you buy a ticket for admission. The art scene is getting better and better. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Ray’s so be sure to eat there if you have time.  It’s named after Ray Stark and was voted one of the best new top 20 restaurants.

Also, if you haven’t heard, LACMA has a new attraction: a 340-ton boulder that made the journey from a quarry to the museum, pulling in thousands of fans along the way. The rock arrived in the middle of the night on Saturday and we were the first phase of observers; it hadn’t even been unwrapped yet. This is a wonderful addition to museum and you can read all about it in the LATimes.com.