During my last week of vacation, I made it a point to check out some of LA’s museums. On Thursday, I went to the Murakami exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Entrance to MOCA is free on Thursdays after 5 pm. As a result, there were a lot of people in the museum. I know little about Japanese anime, contemporary art, or Murakami so I tagged along with one of the cute guides (by the way, he was Latino, but he didn’t have a goatee).
The next day, I attend First Fridays at the Natural History Museum. Sea Wolf was headlining the event. My friend and I arrived a little too late for the lecture on mammals and brains (or something like that). We opted to wander around the museum, check out the exhibits and learn something. We figured we could do the nerdy thing on campus by just sitting in on a biology lecture or something.
I must have had Murakami on my mind, because an ancient Peruvian figurine reminded me of Kaikai and Kiki, two Murakami characters.
When I showed the photo at work, one my co-workers said the Peruvian figurine was more Stitch than Murakami. What do you think?