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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Art Trip Photos

We all were looking forward to seeing CHAGALL, but believe we,  to the person, were overcome by the beauty and depth of  this magical  exhibit.  The costumes were  breathtaking and the wonderful imagination of the artist was displayed over and over again in the sketches and colorful paintings lining the walls.  The photos of the day tell the story.

For those who could not make the trip, the exhibit runs through January 7 ’2018  

The NCSFA thanks Jo Lind and her committe, that planned this trip to the exceptional standard we are known for at the NCSFA
photos compliments of Ahna Street
Jo Lind and Vita with Chagall's donkey at the LA COunty Museum of Art Valerie with a closer view of the Chagall dancer costumes
Jo Lind and Vita with Chagall's animals Valerie with Chagall's dance costumes
Lois with Marc Chagall's  painting "The Red Circus" Ahna and Valerie enjoying the Chagall exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art Sue Ann with Chagall's theater costume at LACMA
Lois with the Chagall masterpiece "The Red Circus" Chagall's donkey watching over Ahna and Valerie Sue Ann with village animal at the Chagall exhibit at LACMA
Sue at the Chagall Exhibit, c0stumes in the background at LACMA Ahna with ballet costumes by Marc Chagall at LACMA Jan with Chagall costume at LACMA
Sue with Chagall costume LACMA Ahna with Chagall's ballet costumes Jan with Chagall's theater costume LACMA
BAckdrop for the Magic Flute Magic Flute
Marck Chagall at work on a stage set Backdrop for Aleko by Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall painting Backdrop at NY Met for "Triumph of Music" Backdrop for finale scene of the ballet "Aleko"

NCSFA chose LACMA for its autumn educational art trip because of its special ticketed exhibit:  Chagall’s Fantasy of the Stage.  It focuses on his set designs and costumes for 4 theatrical productions – the ballets “Aleko”, “The Firebird”, “Daphnis and Chloe” and the opera “The Magic Flute”. It is replete with 145 objects, more than 100 sketches, reproductions of original backdrops and projections and rare 1942 film footage of “Aleko”. He painted onto the costumes while the dancers were wearing them to emphasize the dynamism and fluidity of the dance.

The trip includes LACMA exhibits, INCLIUDING Chagall, a comfortable bus ride to and from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with water and snacks provided. There will be two points for pick-up and drop-off (Poway and Escondido). We will have lunch at one of the nearby eateries. There will be time to explore attractions. On the way back we will stop by the Farmer's Market.

There will also be time on your own to explore areas nearby the museum. For more information about what other exhibits the museum also features at http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/gilbert-collection 

         Chris Burden's Metropolis II is an intense 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 six 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. According to Burden, "The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city."
          
Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz is the first major retrospective of one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Arguably the first of the many Chicano artists whose artistic, cultural, and political motivations catalyzed the Chicano art movement in the 1970s, Almaraz began his career with political works for the farm workers’ causa and co-founded the important artist collective Los Four. Although he saw himself as a cultural activist, Almaraz straddled multiple—and often contradictory—identities that drew from divergent cultures and mores, and his art became less political in focus and more personal, psychological, dreamlike, even mythic and mystical as he evolved artistically.
The first to focus predominantly on Almaraz’s large-scale paintings, the exhibition features more than 60 works and includes pastels, ephemera, and notebooks, mostly from 1967 through 1989, the year of the artist’s untimely death at age 48.

There are also minor exhibits of note. One is a virtually present experience of you crossing the Mexican border by film director Inarritu called Blood and Sand.
Robert Irwin is represented in “Miracle Mile”.  The witty artist Chris Burden known for his kinetic sculpture has a wild take on freeways. The Japanese Pavilion has new exhibits of cloisonné, atmospheric landscape painting and Chinese snuff bottles.

Cost
$70 for NCSFA member $75 for non-NCSFA member
This includes: bus seat, tip for driver, museum admission including all exhibitions, INCLUDING the Chagall exhibit, on board viewing of DVD on Marc Chagall, bottled water and light refreshments, plus a “on your own” stop at Farmers Market on our way home

Reservations
This bus is full

Please include the following information:
1. Origination site you will use:
Target Center, 14823 Pomerado Rd., Poway, (park close to Wells Fargo) or
Escondido Transit Center, 700 W. Valley Parkway.
2. Email address
3. Cell phone #.
If you don’t, she can’t email she’s received your check, and if we cannot contact you via cell phone, if you‘re not at stop when we arrive, it’s possible we’ll leave without you, since cell phone is only way we can communicate with you at that time.
          
Time and Place Schedule

8:30 am bus arrives Poway 14823 Pomerado Rd (Target - shopping center Twin Peaks and Pomerado Rd)
8:45 am leave for Escondido           
9:05 am arrive Escondido Transit Center, 700 W. Valley Pkwy   
11:15 am arrival at LACMA                  

3:15 pm leave LACMA 
3:30 pm arrive Farmers Market 
5:00 pm leave Farmers Market
7:30pm arrive Escondido
7:50 pm arrive Poway

PLEASE NOTE
Even if you have indicated interest for this trip, reservations are made in the order in which the checks are received.
We will let you know when we’ve received yours.

Questions? Please contact JoLind

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