Miniature buildings and ‘notions’ on display at LA/Ontario Int’l Airport

Two new, intriguing exhibits on display at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) show the link between collectibles and art.

“Miniatures are BIG,” in Terminal 2, includes 130 of the more than 5,000 miniature buildings David Weingarten and Lucia Howard of Ace Architects have collected, as well as models of some of the whimsical structures they’ve designed.

(Photo: Minature buildings from the Reynolds collection)

A second exhibit, “Karyl Sisson: Everyday Objects d’Art,” is on display in Terminal 4 and shows how the artist has transformed “notions” – the fixings from women’s clothing and items such as bobby pins and hairpins – into works of art.

Both exhibits are on display through January 4, 2009, and can be viewed by passengers on the second floor of each terminal.