Art and culture at LAX – and beyond

If you’re heading to or through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) anytime before May 29th, 2009, seek out the photography exhibit by LA-based artist Marissa Roth in Terminal 1 (pre-security on  the arrivals level).

The exhibition includes two separate photography series, “In Hollywood” and “Downtown Los Angeles: Inside-Out.”  Each series has 16 photos and explores Roth’s fascination with life in the City of Angels, “revealing intimate behind-the-scenes images of the famous, as well as the everyday Angelino.”‘

Here are two images from the show: a portrait of actor Mickey Rourke and a remembrance of actor Health Ledger.

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heath-ledger-ripAnd no matter what city you’re in this weekend, keep in mind that if you have a Bank of America ATM, credit, or check card (and an ID)  you can get free admission to more than 120 museums around the country courtesy of the bank’s Museums on Us program.  The program kicks off its 12th season this weekend with 40 new additions – including the Phoenix Zoo, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, and the Detroit Science Center.  One museum you might check out this weekend is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. They’ve got an intriguing exhibition about Martha Maxwell, “the first woman field naturalist who obtained and prepared her own specimens in the same manner as her male contemporaries.”  It’s called “Did she kill ’em all?”

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One thought on “Art and culture at LAX – and beyond

  1. Jinu says:

    This is very cool

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