We drove to LACMA and usually I can park in their underground lot, but it was full, so we went across the street to the parking lot for the Peterson Automotive Museum and parked. Both lots cost $10. We walked across the street and got our tickets. Mari and I are members of the museum, so we got in for free and it cost $25 for Marissa to get in, as she is not a member. The girls and I wanted to see the exhibit titled "Van Gogh to Kandinsky". Normal admission is $15 and it was $10 extra to see this exhibit. The hours on Thursday are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit was enjoyable. Dual membership for Mari and I costs $110 per year.
Further expansion continues, which includes buildings designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. These buildings include the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, which is a three story 60,000 square foot space for the exhibition of postwar art that opened in 2008. In the fall of 2010, the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion opened to the public, which provided the largest purpose-built, naturally lit, pen plan museum space in the world, with a rotating selection of major exhibitions. Ray's restaurant and Stark Bar opened in 2011, near Chris Burden's iconic Urban Light.
Mari and I had heard that "Salt and Straw", which is an ice cream place in Portland, OR was coming to Los Angeles. After we left LACMA, we decided to go looking for ice cream. One place, I had heard that had "Salt and Straw" was in Farmer's Market, which is very close to LACMA. Not there! The other place we had heard served "Salt and Straw" was at "Joan's on 3rd". Not there, but had been! We were five days late. "Salt and Straw" is building a new store in Larchmont Village. Once it is open, which is supposed to be the end of August, we will have to make another trip to Los Angeles. After we found Larchmont Village, we got on the "freeway" and fought traffic getting home.
Enjoyable, but tiring day!